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Virginia Tech Hokies
Wheelies (The A-Line)
He's baaaaaaaack. The one and only Jim on Infractionpalooza '11.
Bud Foster Chalk Talk Recap (Hokies Annual)
Notes from Bud Foster's talk with Hokie fans in DC. The highlights: Barquell Rivers may never be 100 percent again, Bud is not looking forward to facing Kevin Rogers and Jayron Hosley is ready for a(nother) big year.
Hokies 2012 Recruiting Class Taking Shape (The Key Play)
An extensive review of what has been a very busy summer for the Tech coaching staff on the recruiting trail. I can't remember the last time we had this many commits this early. BCO also writes about how the changes to the recruiting territories have affected recruiting so far.
Jarontay Jones Surprises with Virginia Tech Pledge (Chuck Oliver)
Stephenson’s Jarontay Jones, one of Georgia’s top defensive ends recently pledged to the Hokies after several schools disrespected the athletic lineman.
Football stars stress education (Eastern Shore News)
Two former Hokie linemen are making a difference in their community. Great story on T.J. and Todd Washington.
‘Enter Sandman’ pumps up the student body (Collegiate Times)
And Courtney Lofgren educates the newcomers on Enter Sandman and why they should spend their next four years jumping.
Important dates explain history behind Tech (Collegiate Times)
As part of the CT's initiation of Virginia Tech newcomers, our man Josh Parcell writes about Tech's history.
Around the ACC
In Which UNC Football Players Have a Slight Problem with Parking Tickets (Carolina March)
Parking on campus at a large public university sucks and sometimes you wind up having to park somewhere you can't and get a ticket. The sheer number of tickets may raise an eyebrow, but I think the bigger issue for the Heels is the number of different cars and license plate the players racked up tickets with.
What Happened To The Blog? (From The Rumble Seat)
This here blog is going through a lot of what FTRS is going through. Life interference combined with no news leads to some boring content. Sorry.
An AQ / Non-AQ Split Is Inevitable And Necessary (BC Interruption)
A great post from Brian examining the effect that the BCS conferences breaking away from the rest of FBS would have on college football.
Nuggets from Blaudschun's ACC article (Eagle in Atlanta)
ATL Eagle looks at some of the key parts of a story examining BC's move to the ACC. Among them is the pessimism of BC coach Frank Spaziani: "This is another example of where I think Spaz needs to change his approach with the media. It comes off as lowering of expectations. That public attitude impacts players and fans."
No. 78: Virginia (Pre-Snap Read)
The Hoos get the PSR treatment: "The arrow is clearly pointed up. But keep the expectations in perspective. The Cavaliers have young, talented options at quarterback but no experience, which is a worry."
Stuff for ‘Canes Fans to Stress About this Summer (Eye of the Hurricane)
Surprisingly Jacory Harris is not No. 1!
Around College Football
College Football Bowl Schedule Released (SB Nation)
The Football Bowl Association, not a made-up organization although it does sound like one, has released the full slate of college football bowl games that will make up the culmination of the 2011 season. None of the games are scheduled for New Year's Day thanks to the NFL schedule.
Pair of ECU starters arrested following nightclub incident (College Football Talk)
ECU defensive back Emanuel Davis and wide receiver Michael Bowman were arrested over the weekend and charged with various misdemeanors that involve causing a ruckus. Both posted bond. It doesn't sound serious enough that they'll be kicked off the team.
Series We'd Like to See Big East Schools Start or Renew (Big East Coast Bias)
Included in the list is the battle for the Black Diamond Trophy: "Would anyone else enjoy watching Bud Foster and the Hokies' defense match wits with Dana Holgorsen and his spread offenses at West Virginia? It's a perfect series that we know West Virginia fans would love to see again."
A Long and Winding Road (Ferrum Football Report)
Things are starting to look up at Ferrum, which figures to be a tough out in D3 this coming fall. Eventually, Ferrum could be playoff contenders in USA South.