No. 1 Tennessee, 4 other teams lock up NCAA regional titles
Tennessee was right where it was expected to be Sunday night, celebrating an NCAA regional title on its home field and eager to continue one of the most dominant runs in college baseball history. The No. 1 national seed Volunteers, No. 4 Virginia Tech, No. 5 Texas A&M, Texas and Notre Dame closed out their regionals and advanced to super regionals beginning Friday. No. 6 Miami was the first top-eight seed eliminated, losing 4-3 to Arizona in Coral Gables, Florida.news.yahoo.com
Virginia Tech beats No. 25 UNC to reach ACC championship
Virginia Tech came to Brooklyn a desperate team, in need of a run in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament to have a chance to make the NCAAs. Now the Hokies have the opportunity to eliminate any doubt. Darius Maddox, Keve Aluma and Virginia Tech dominated No. 25 North Carolina 72-59 on Friday night to advance to the ACC championship game for the first time — and prevent another matchup between the Tar Heels and rival Duke.news.yahoo.com
Virginia Tech make history, 66-61 over No. 23 North Carolina
Georgia Amoore put up 17 points and Virginia Tech posted a second straight win over a nationally-ranked opponent for the first time in program history, knocking off No. 23 North Carolina, 66-61 on Sunday afternoon. The Hokies (19-6, 11-3) knocked off No. 11 Georgia Tech, 73-63, Thursday and entered the game tied with No. 18 Notre Dame for third place in the ACC.news.yahoo.com
AP Top 25: Georgia jumps to No. 2 behind Tide; UCLA moves in
Georgia jumped three spots to No. 2 behind Alabama in The Associated Press Top 25 released Tuesday, giving the Southeastern Conference the top two teams in the country for the 30th time in the 85-year history of the college football poll. It is the second time in the last three seasons and the third in the last five that the SEC is sitting 1-2 in the AP Top 25, which is presented by Regions Bank. Alabama and LSU had a four-week run as Nos.news.yahoo.com
Virginia Tech football player Isimemen Etute charged with second-degree murder
Virginia Tech football player Isimemen Etute, 18, was charged with second-degree murder after the death of a Blacksburg resident. Detectives were then called to the scene to initiate a death investigation, later ruling the death a homicide. The investigation revealed that Smith and Etute were “acquaintances,” according to Blacksburg Police.news.yahoo.com
Reigning women’s champ Baylor in 12th consecutive Sweet 16
SAN ANTONIO – Moon Ursin and DiJonai Carrington both had 21 points as reigning women’s national champion Baylor advanced to its 12th consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 with a 90-48 victory over Virginia Tech on Tuesday night. Queen Egbo had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds, along with seven blocked shots for the Lady Bears (27-2). All-America forward NaLyssa Smith finished with 15 points, all but two of those coming after halftime for Baylor. Smith got her second foul only seven minutes into the game, and didn't return until getting two quick layups after the break. She never played in the second half.
The Latest: Every seed except 16 has a team in second round
In 2016, 2013 and 1991, seed lines 1-15 all had a team reach the second round. UMBC in 2018 is still the only 16 seed to make the round of 32, but no 15 seed won that year. Ad___8:00 p.m.Don’t expect a track meet when Villanova and North Texas play in the second round of the South Region on Sunday. The matchup between the fifth-seeded Wildcats and 13th-seeded Mean Green features two of the most deliberately paced teams in the NCAA Tournament. UNC Wilmington’s John Goldsberry holds the record for most 3-point attempts without a miss in an NCAA Tournament game.
Short-handed Florida outlasts Virginia Tech in NCAA opener
10 seed Virginia Tech 75-70 in a first-round game on Friday. He finished with 30 points and scored the final 12 of regulation for Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech hit 5 of its first 10 3-point attempts, but made just two the rest of the way. Virginia Tech coach Mike Young said he considered keeping Aluma on the bench to start overtime. AdHINKLE'S LIGHTThe first NCAA Tournament game at Hinkle Fieldhouse in 81 years was rife with history, nostalgia and ... sunlight.
The Latest: 12th-seeded Oregon State upsets No. 5 Tennessee
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):___6:50 p.m.Another first-round upset as 12th-seeded Oregon State defeated No. 9 seed Georgia Tech 71-60 on Friday to mark a triumphant return to the NCAA Tournament. Senior guard Bubba Parham, who is 5-10, got the start instead as Georgia Tech went with a guard-heavy look. AdIllinois will face eighth-seeded Loyola Chicago or ninth-seeded Georgia Tech in the second round of the Midwest Regional on Sunday. Ad___2:10 p.m.Players from several NCAA Tournament teams took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before their first-round games.
The Latest: Texas A&M men's hoops has 7th postponement
It’s the seventh consecutive postponement for A&M, which hasn’t played since beating Kansas State 68-61 on Jan. 30 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. The SEC has built in March 5-7 to make up games postponed because of COVID-19 protocols, but no makeup date has been determined. Kentucky’s Dec. 29 SEC game against South Carolina was also postponed. The school said Saturday that the Tar Heels will host Marquette on Wednesday, which comes after they had a fourth game postponed in Atlantic Coast Conference play. AdLast week the school added a nonconference game against Northeastern two days ahead of time after a game against No.
Virginia Tech women upset No. 2 NC State 83-71 in OT
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Kenny Brooks has won nearly 63% of his games since becoming the Virginia Tech women’s basketball coach in 2016. Aisha Sheppard scored 18 of her 28 points in overtime to help Virginia Tech upset No. Virginia Tech had never beaten an opponent ranked higher than No. That was the difference.”AdElizabeth Kitley added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Azana Baines had 16 points for Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech: Hosts North Carolina on Sunday.
Louisville is No. 1 in women's AP Top 25 for 1st time
Louisville coach Jeff Walz gestures during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)For the first time in school history, coach Jeff Walz has Louisville at No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll. Louisville received 20 first-place votes from a 29-member national media panel. UConn coach Geno Auriemma is tied with the late Pat Summitt for the second most victories in women’s basketball history. ___More AP women’s college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Va Tech ending nation’s longest bowl streak at 27 years
(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)Virginia Tech is ending the nation’s longest bowl streak at 27 years. Hokies coach Justin Fuente said Wednesday the players decided to bypass postseason, ending their pandemic-hit season at 5-6. Kansas State lost its last five games but was in line for a bowl game because it finished seventh in the Big 12. Its opponent, UTSA, switched to the First Responders Bowl — likely against Kansas State before its own outbreak. The Frisco Bowl is among a dozen bowl games that have been canceled.
The Latest: SEC championship game to have crowd of 16,500
(AP Photo/Morry Gash)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Southeastern Conference championship game between No. This will be the ninth time Alabama and Florida have met in the SEC title game, which has been played in Atlanta since 1994. It was moved to take the place of the Michigan-Ohio State game, which was canceled due to COVID-19 issues within the Wolverines’ program. ___UConn has postponed a second men’s basketball game as it continues to deal with a player’s positive coronavirus test. Should the game be played, the winner of the Washington-Oregon matchup will be Pac-12 North champions and play in the conference title game on Dec. 18.
No. 9 Miami rallies behind King, D to beat Va. Tech 25-24
D’Eriq King threw for 255 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score, rallying the Hurricanes to a 25-24 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday. Miami announced it had 13 players unavailable before the game, including three starters and several offensive linemen. Hendon Hooker paced Virginia Tech, throwing for 201 yards and rushing for 53 yards and a touchdown. “I hurt for them,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said of his players. Virginia Tech: The Hokies travel to Pittsburgh — if the Panthers are ready to play.
Barbir's FG gives No. 25 Liberty 38-35 win over Hokies
25 Liberty to a 38-35 victory over Virginia Tech. But officials ruled that Virginia Tech had called a timeout before the kick. “I’ve always done this,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said. Hendon Hooker paced Virginia Tech, throwing for 217 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 156 yards and a touchdown. Virginia Tech: The Hokies play Miami at home on Saturday.
Carter, No. 8 UNC run past No. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45
19 Virginia Tech. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45 on Saturday. Khalil Herbert ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns for Virginia Tech (2-1, 2-1), which again played shorthanded due to coronavirus and injury issues. “North Carolina’s explosive on offense,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said. Things got closer, but the Tar Heels rolled with an offense that looked equally as prolific whether throwing or running.
AP Top 25: La.-Lafayette leads 10 news teams in rankings
Louisiana-Lafayette and Appalachian State were among 10 new teams ranked Sunday in first regular-season Associated Press college football poll, which was stripped of the teams not yet scheduled to play a fall season. 9 Oregon, along with six other Big Ten and Pac-12 teams, dropped out of the rankings. Among the new teams in the rankings were Sun Belt powerhouses Louisiana-Lafayette at No. 23 and are the one team currently scheduled to play to fall out of the rankings after being in the preseason Top 25. 25 Pitt opened the season by beating Austin Peay 55-0 in a game that was shortened in the second half.
New treatment may soon take some pain out of treating cervical cancer
KPRC2Thousands of women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. Currently, doctors pack the vaginal cavity with gauze to isolate the tumor before doing radiation treatment. But a new biomedical gel that's under development could greatly reduce pain for patients during treatments. The project is a partnership between Virginia Tech, where work is done in the lab, and the University of Virginia Cancer Center, where patients go for treatment. "When you're treating gynecological cancers or cervical cancer, you're introducing packing material to help protect healthy tissue around the tumor," said Tim Long, the director of VT Macro Molecules Innovation Institute, who is overseeing the research at Tech.
Dayton gun show canceled in wake of mass shooting
Flowers form a small memorial in front of a bar in the Oregon District following Sunday's mass shooting on Aug. 5, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (CNN) - Organizers have canceled a Dayton, Ohio, gun show that was set to take place this weekend just a few miles from the scene of Sunday's mass shooting. C&E Gun Shows Inc. announced the cancellation on its website and Facebook page and offered its condolences to the community. New Zealand's largest gun show was canceled in March after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques. Gun shows were also canceled in Las Vegas after the 2017 shooting at the Route 91 music festival.
Virginia Tech survivor works to prevent future tragedies
Before the Orlando night club massacre claimed 49 lives, the April 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech was the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. Jeff Pegues tells us how a Virginia Tech survivor is trying to prevent future tragedies.cbsnews.com
Two Virginia Tech college students charged in girl's death
Prosecutors have charged 18-year-old David Eisenhauer with first degree murder in the death of 13-year-old Colie Lovell. His fellow Virginia Tech engineering student, 19-year old Natalie Keepers, is charged with helping Eisenhauer commit the crime. Don Dahler reports.cbsnews.com
Relatives mourn teen as Va. Tech students arraigned
Two Virginia tech students remain behind bars in a murder mystery that has puzzled investigators. David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers are charged in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell. The suspects appeared in court for the first time Monday. Don Dahler reports from Salem, Virginia.cbsnews.com
School lunches healthier than packed lunches, study finds
School lunches healthier than packed lunches, study finds Virginia Tech researchers say that school-provided lunches are more nutritious than those brought from home. Also, why being positive can help your health. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health news.cbsnews.com
Suspect in missing UVA student's case linked to 2009 murder
Suspect in missing UVA student's case linked to 2009 murder While the search continues for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities say the man being held in her disappearance is connected to the 2009 murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. Wyatt Andrews reports from Washington.cbsnews.com
New rankings have district replacing football helmets
HUMBLE, Texas – Humble Independent School District officials have decided to replace football helmets that received a low score in newly released helmet safety rankings, Local 2 Investigates has learned. Some of HISD's players used the Riddell VSR4, which received only one out of five stars in Virginia Tech's football safety rating system. The helmets being replaced account for 10 percent of the district's total helmets. The new helmet rankings were released in May. Waller ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Klein ISD and Conroe ISD also used lower-ranked helmets, according to those districts and open records requests filed by Local 2 investigative reporter Jace Larson.