Marshall Wood has asked for and been granted his release so he can transfer and play basketball somewhere else.... http://t.co/qOIkAFDxop— TechHoops (@TechHoops) May 23, 2014
He will be able to visit other schools following a dead period that ends June 1. Per Mark Berman, he has already talked to some D1 schools, but wouldn't name them.
There are plenty of Big South programs that come to mind as options for Wood, including High Point, where former VT transfer Allan Chaney (who also played PF) just finished his career after a long battle with a heart condition that VT couldn't/wouldn't insure. Wood's versatility might make him a star in that conference, with their caliber talent (assuming he gets his motor fixed).
Five-Star Recruit Torrance Gibson (ATH)
Rickey the Dragon profiled him in late March. But let's face it he is a long shot to come to VT with some of the other schools on his list, coupled with the fact that he lives in Florida. SBN partner site LandGrantHolyLand has the latest:
Here is Torrance's reply to Andy Slater who was in early on the tweets stating that Gibson's suspension from spring practice was related to an altercation with a teacher.
@AndySlater Wrong information sir.— Torrance Gibson (@quick_tg6) May 23, 2014
Also, per Bud Elliott, SBN Recruiting Expert, Gibson's mother also works at the school Gibson attends. Even if he doesn't come to Tech, I think we can all agree that nobody that age needs problems like these. Best of luck to Torrance in straightening his situation out so he can have a great senior campaign.
Fun Baseball Stat
On this date in 1997, VT's Matt Reynolds hit 2 HRs to lift VT to a 3-2 win over Southern Cal in NCAA regionals - VT's 1st NCAA win in 28 yrs— Jimmy Robertson (@jrobIHS) May 22, 2014
Other fun fact: That 28 year drought should have never happened. The 1981 and 1982 versions of the Hammerin' Hokies (led by future LA Dodger, Franklin Stubbs) finished 48-9 and 50-9 respectively. With two losses in each year coming in the Metro tournament. Talk about the ultimate snubs: Going 47-7 and 48-7 in back to back regular seasons gets you left home.
Ran into Trey Gresh today, who leaves this wk for an internship with Morgan Stanley on Wall Street in NYC. Go get 'em, Trey! #Hokies— VT Football (@VT_Football) May 22, 2014
I know, I know. I have the same question also: What job on Wall Street requires mastery of the clipboard?
I kid, I kid. Backup QBs are usually the most cerebral on the team. Best of luck Trey!
Home Game Vs Notre Dame
Final note from Babcock before writing: Hokies' home game vs. Notre Dame likely in 2018. Could change but expects final word by fall.— David Teel (@DavidTeelatDP) May 21, 2014
2018 is a long ways away from 2001. I literally had to wait one American high-schooler's lifetime to get a shot at these frauds for stealing Mike Vick's second BCS game, and costing us a top 5 finish because we had to play sorry Clemson in the Gator Bowl.
UVA Picks Up Transfer
The mass exodus from the Tennessee program after Cuonzo Martin's departure for Cal has netted UVA a nice player, one who can potentially replace Joe Harris's offense, albeit a year late.
You Should Have To Take A Class Before You Name A Child
What's his middle name, Dante? (For Divine Comedy folks, I AM VT educated *huff*)
Anyway, Florida can have their Divine Devil. Although I am not religious, that's taking a heck of a dare in my opinion. High risk/reward proposition there.
OK, well I hope you had fun with the first Twitter Dump. We'll try to do these more frequently if you like them. Let us know.
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