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    Hokies Not Looking Past William & Mary

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:29:50 GMT
       Looking past an FCS opponent is not something Virginia Tech wants to get caught doing again.
       Looking past an FCS opponent is not something Virginia Tech wants to get caught doing again.

     

  • Earnhardt Jr. looking forward to fall Martinsville race

    Earnhardt Jr. looking forward to fall Martinsville race

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:08:03 GMT
    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (August 26, 2014) – Some of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s biggest wins have come on NASCAR's largest tracks. But it is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' shortest track … Martinsville Speedway … that is a sentimental favorite for Earnhardt.Part of that sentiment stems from Earnhardt's love for the roots of racing, and no track has deeper roots in NASCAR than Martinsville Speedway. And some of that sentiment comes ...
    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (August 26, 2014) – Some of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s biggest wins have come on NASCAR's largest tracks. But it is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' shortest track … Martinsville Speedway … that is a sentimental favorite for Earnhardt.Part of that sentiment stems from Earnhardt's love for the roots of racing, and no track has deeper roots in NASCAR than Martinsville Speedway. And some of that sentiment comes ...
  • Hokies give Frank Beamer 2 Year Extension: Through 1/1/2019

    Hokies give Frank Beamer 2 Year Extension: Through 1/1/2019

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:22:25 GMT
    BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced a two-year contract extension through January 1, 2019 for head football coach Frank Beamer on Wednesday.“We are pleased to be in a position to present Coach Beamer with this contract extension,” Babcock said. “Announcing before our home opener serves as a tangible show of support for the winningest coach in college football who does it the ri...
    BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced a two-year contract extension through January 1, 2019 for head football coach Frank Beamer on Wednesday.“We are pleased to be in a position to present Coach Beamer with this contract extension,” Babcock said. “Announcing before our home opener serves as a tangible show of support for the winningest coach in college football who does it the ri...

   The north Carolina-duke feud is fueled by years of quality squads, and less than ten miles separating the two schools. In Roanoke, two pillars of the Independent school community---North Cross-and Roanoke Catholic are less than six miles apart.   And with proximity--comes rivalry. The players say seeing each other around town and talking about it has made the intensity grow over the years.

The two schools ceased playing football after the 09 season, when Roanoke Catholic's numbers were simply too small to make the game competitive.  Those circumstances have occurred to both schools through the years...but one--remains constant.  The hardwood--collisions---that are now the showcase. Roanoke Catholic Coach Leon Caldwell explained that he knew right away when he took the job that winning me would be a little sweeter than the rest. 

 The history of the Raiders and Celtics dates back to the 1970's....and it is filled with lasting memories..and mutual respect. And while the future may include some logistical challenges, we've been assured that the two pillars will continue to measure themselves against each other..for years to come.

 

 

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