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05/06/2009 New Hoo basketball coach Tony Bennett vowed to speed up his tempo. Speaking to a gathering of Hoo basketball and music fans, Bennett addressed concerns that his style might be too slow to appeal to today’s audiences and players. “Sure, I made my reputation with syrupy ballads,” said Bennett, adding, “But let me tell […]
04/27/2009 How about that Spring Game? Was that fun or what? Well, for the most part it was. The Virginia Tech Spring Game drew a crowd of 41,000, claimed to be the largest in the history of Tech holding these things. It was certainly the biggest I had seen in the 15 or so years […]
The Virginia Tech Spring Game is now all that stands between us and another dreary Dead Zone. It will be a long four months. The social event that is the Tech Spring Game will mark the end of the 2008-09 sports year. It began with a bonus game trip to South Carolina to watch NC […]
There ain’t much separating us from another Dead Zone. In this Commonwealth, we are down to two weekends. Spring football practice will conclude at Virginia Tech and Hooville with two notable social events, the Tech Spring Game and the always-exciting Hoo Football Festivus. I doubt there will be many people attending both. It is always […]
Hoos demanding a ‘big name’ basketball hire, this time, for its oft-vacant head coaching position, were thrilled when Hoo AD Craig ‘Sing to me, Tubby’ Littlepage announced that he had hired Tony Bennett as the new Hoo coach. Littlepage in 2005 attempted to hire Tubby Smith and four years later was still trying, quite impressed […]
Paul Woody, esteemed sports columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, has come up with a terrific idea. In a piece of investigative brilliance that rivals Woodward and Berstein’s Watergate coverage, Woody has exposed to all the world, or at least the dwindling number of people still reading the rapidly-downsizing T-D, that the Hoos don’t have a […]
The respite between rounds of the NCAA Tournament does afford the opportunity to take a look at the sporting life goings-on around the rest of the region. From Hooville to Lynchburg to the land of sand, scrub pines and Strawgraspers, there is humor to be gleaned. Finding low comedy from Hooville might seem like RUTS, […]
Hoo Athletic Director Craig ‘Tubby, you still out there?’ Littlepage announced that basketball coach Fallback Dave had been run out of town on a rail resigned, effective just as soon as security could get him off the Grounds immediately. In announcing the leitaoing of Fallback Dave, Littlepage said, “[Fallback Dave] has been a lousy coach […]
When last week began,  there appeared to be three ACC teams chasing perhaps two spots in the NCAA Tournament. Five losses in six games later, the chances of the conference placing more than half its membership roster in the Big Dance have gotten considerably more remote. A Lawrence Welk show had fewer popping bubbles. Virginia […]
A-Line Extra Media sources around the state have reported yet another escape from the Hoo football staff. Bob Diaco, hired as Hoo Defensive Coordinator after Magical Bob magically disappeared after serving only a 12-month sentence, has reportedly escaped from the Grounds. While Diaco is the latest in what have been numerous sucessful escapes from the […]