“At some point, that ball is going to stop bouncing” Commonwealth NIL helping student athletes build their personal brand
The world of college athletics is one that is ever-changing, and the distant dream that athletes could profit off of their name, image, and likeness, was turned into a reality just one year ago.
Justyn Mutts returns to Virginia Tech, “I’m ecstatic for this year”
It was a welcome sight for Hokies on Saturday, as Justyn Mutts took to the practice court for a workout in July. A sure sign of Mutts’ return, just weeks after announcing he would be coming back for another season with Virginia Tech. The high flying forward played a huge part in the Hokies postseason run last year, and is excited to be back.
No. 16 Virginia Tech escapes with overtime win in Miami
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Nahiem Alleyne hit a go-ahead jumper with 25 seconds remaining in overtime and No. 16 Virginia Tech defeated Miami 80-76 on Saturday afternoon. Hunter Cattoor’s two late free throws secured the win for the Hokies (14-4, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). Cattoor, who had14 points, forced the overtime with a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game at 74. The basket erased Isaiah Wong’s go-ahead three-pointer with 2.4 seconds remaining for Miami.
Johnson ends slump, Pitt tops No. 16 Virginia Tech 83-72
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Xavier Johnson scored a career-high 32 points and Pittsburgh beat No. 16 Virginia Tech 83-72 to end a three-game skid. He shot 11 of 17 from the floor, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, as the Panthers had their way against a usually stingy Virginia Tech defense. They were more physical, they threw the ball into the post, we had absolutely no answer for Johnson,” said Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young. They made sure to let us know that pittsburg identity is to be an extremely physical team,” said Hokies forward Justyn Mutts.
Hokies battle past ‘pesky’ VMI 64-57
Blacksburg, Va. – RECORDS AND NOTABLES ● Virginia Tech moves to 4-0 on the season after taking down VMI 64-57. ● Tech forced VMI to commit nine turnovers and the Hokies scored 13 points off those turnovers. ● KEY FIRST HALF RUN: With just over 5 minutes left in the half, tied at 16-16 Tech went on a 12-2 run giving the Hokies a 28-18 edge. ● KEY SECOND HALF RUN: Late in the second half the Hokies went on a 10-2 run to give Tech a 53-47 advantage. This run would prove to be enough as the Hokies defeated VMI 64-57.