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Eleven Years Later, Some Similarities and Some Differences
by Jim Alderson, 8/19/04, 3:15 pm
Remember the last time Tech began play in a new conference? It was 1993, the first year the fledgling Big East Football Conference played a round-robin schedule. The BEFC had been founded in time for the 1991 season, but it took until Ď93 for all members to rearrange their schedules in order to play each other. Expectations were not high for Tech heading into their first season of BEFC play. Some things havenít changed.
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Sean Glennon Named #2 ... for Now
by Will Stewart,, 8/19/04, 1:15 am
The Richmond Times-Dispatch and reported Wednesday that Sean Glennon has been named as the #2 quarterback behind Bryan Randall, and that Cory Holt will hold down the #3 spot. But despite this depth chart move, the issue doesnít appear to be completely settled, leaving the door open for Holt to continue to battle for the position.
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Tech Trio Ready to Get Started at Hargrave
by Chris Horne, 8/18/04, 1:15 am
Hargrave Military Academyís postgraduate football program continues to bring in top talent from up and down the East coast (and a few from the midwest this year). Head Coach Robert Prunty takes pride in the effort his staff has put into helping Hargrave become one of the premier prep programs in the country.
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Vince Hall Creates the Buzz in Second Scrimmage
by Will Stewart,, 8/17/04, 11:55 pm
Playing with the first-string defense in place of the injured Mikal Baaqee, redshirt freshman linebacker Vince Hall was tops with seven tackles, and he registered two of the defense's five sacks in the Hokies' second 2004 fall scrimmage. The scrimmage featured a number of goal-line situations, and Hall was in on three tackles inside the one-yard line, including one tackle that caused a fumble.
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by Phil Noftsinger, 8/17/04, 4:30 pm
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2004 Preseason All-ACC Defense
by Jeff Ouellet, 8/17/04, 1:10 am
While offense sells tickets, the true tale of the tape in college football is on the defensive side of the ball. Witness the 2003 Hokies, who had a standout rusher, a record-setting receiver, two solid quarterbacks and the best center in the country, yet still failed to finish in the top half of their league because their defense wasnít up to snuff.
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Top 200 National Basketball Prospects (Preseason)
by Hoop Alliance, 8/16/04, 3:30 pm
Courtesy of Hoop Alliance, brings you a preseason ranking of the top 200 men's basketball recruiting prospects for 2005 nationwide. This list follows up our pre-summer list of the top 150 players. 61 of the top 200 players are committed, 12 of them to ACC schools.
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Hokie Men's Soccer Looking to Reach New Heights in 2004
by Jay Jenkins, 8/15/04, 11:15 pm
As soon as the final word came down that Virginia Tech had been accepted into the Atlantic Coast Conference, skeptics popped out of every nook and cranny saying that the Hokies would not perform up to the leagueís standards in Olympic sports. They said they would not be able to compete with the powerhouses of the league in baseball, golf, tennis or track & field. While that debate will be settled on the playing field, the Virginia Tech menís soccer team hopes to erase most of those doubts right off the bat - this fall.
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Defense Controls First Scrimmage
by Will Stewart,, 8/14/04, 11:50 pm
A 20-yard touchdown pass from Bryan Randall to tight end Jeff King was the biggest offensive highlight on a day when the Hokies gave most of the snaps to backup QBs Cory Holt and Sean Glennon. The result was a 46-play scrimmage in which the defense controlled the action, racking up five sacks.
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