White’s homer in 11th sends LSU to College World Series finals with a 2-0 win over No. 1 Wake Forest
Tommy White hit Camden Minacci’s first pitch into the left-field seats for a two-run homer in the 11th inning, giving LSU a 2-0 walk-off victory over No. 1 national seed Wake Forest and clinching a spot in the College World Series finals.
LSU tops No. 1 Wake Forest 5-2 to set up a rematch for a spot in the College World Series finals
Cade Beloso hit a go-ahead three-run homer, freshman Griffin Herring pitched 4 2/3 innings of shutout relief in his longest outing, and LSU defeated No. 1 national seed Wake Forest 5-2 to stay alive in the College World Series.
No. 17 Pitt rolls by No. 18 Wake Forest 45-21 for ACC title
Kenny Pickett accounted for three touchdowns and Erick Hallett II returned one of Pittsburgh’s four interceptions for a touchdown to help the No. 17 Panthers beat No. 18 Wake Forest 45-21 in Saturday night’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
Virginia Tech coach Mike Young apologizes for Jehovah Witnesses comment
Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young celebrates with his team after a score during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wake Forest, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)Days before the biggest game of his Virginia Tech career, Virginia Tech basketball coach Mike Young is apologizing for a comment he made during media availability. We’re playing the Gators, man, we’re playing the Gators. GO get your stuff packed and get out of here.’ It may not be that tough, but let’s play well and play a good ball game. Let’s see what happens.” Mike YoungHours after that, Young issued the following apology. “Earlier today on the NCAA Tournament conference call, I attempted to show my respect for our upcoming opponent, the University of Florida.
Duke vs. Florida State ACC Men’s Basketball Quarterfinal canceled due to coronavirus concerns
Wake Forest forward Ody Oguama (33) fouls Duke forward Matthew Hurt (21) on a rebound attempt during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Wintson-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP, Pool)The ACC quarterfinal game between Duke and Florida State has been canceled. According to a release from the ACC, the game was originally scheduled for 6:30 p.m Thursday and was canceled due to coronavirus concerns on the Duke team. With the cancelation, Florida State is advancing to the semifinals and will play the winner of Thursday’s North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech game, which is set to start at 8:30 p.m.Read the full statement below:
Virginia Tech tabbed as No. 3 seed in ACC Tournament
3 seed in the ACC Tournament (2007) and the first time they have been awarded a double bye, since the tourney expanded to 15 teams in 2014. 3 seed ties the highest Tech has ever been ranked in the ACC Tournament. Tech is 10-16 all-time in the ACC Tournament, including being 3-7 in Greensboro Coliseum, and is 1-1 as the No. AdThe 68th annual ACC Tournament will have all of its games nationally televised on ESPN, ESPN2 or ACC Network. The full 2021 New York Life ACC Tournament schedule:Tuesday, March 9First Round 2 p.m. - No.
Aluma, No. 16 Virginia Tech pound Wake Forest 84-46
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Keve Aluma scored 23 points, Tyrece Radford had 15 and No. 16 Virginia Tech pounded Wake Forest 84-46. Virginia Tech recorded its largest margin of victory for an Atlantic Coast Conference game. The previous record for the Hokies was a 94-65 win over Wake Forest in 2011. Wake Forest has lost five straight games
The Latest: NHL's COVID-19 list down to 13 players
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The NHL’s COVID-19 list is now down to 13 players, marking the second-lowest total since the league first began publishing it on Jan. 13. His addition came the same day four Wild players were removed from the list: Jonas Brodin, Victor Rask, Carson Soucy and Cam Talbot. Los Angeles Kings forward Andreas Athanasiou was also cleared after spending a league-high 21 days on the list. The professional hockey team started in 2013 in the Central Hockey League, helping fill the void after the Ontario Hockey League’s Brampton Battalion moved to North Bay. The New Jersey Devils still lead all NHL teams in both the number of players and the number of combined days on the COVID-19 list.
The Latest: BC-Ga Tech men's hoops off, delays coach's debut
Boston College forward Andrew Kenny (23), who joined the team as a walk-on, congratulates teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wake Forest, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Boston College men’s basketball game at Georgia Tech scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed. The Atlantic Coast Conference said the postponement was due to the continued quarantines and contact tracing within the Boston College program. Boston College is 3-13 overall and 1-9 in the ACC. The Flyers are scheduled to face Boston on Sunday outdoors at Lake Tahoe as part of a league event.
The Latest: More ACC changes to men's basketball schedule
Virginia head coach Tony Bennett during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Saturday’s Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball game between Louisville and No. The postponement follows one earlier Wednesday between Louisville at Syracuse following a positive test, quarantining and contact tracing within the Cardinals’ program. The league cited a combination of a positive test, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Lady Vols’ program. ___The Atlantic Coast Conference says Louisville’s men’s basketball game at Syracuse scheduled for Wednesday night has been postponed. AdThe league said the postponement was due to a positive COVID-19 test, quarantining and contact tracing within the Cardinals' program.
Louisville tops women’s Top 25, South Carolina up to No. 2
Louisville guard Dana Evans, left, drives around Wake Forest guard Gina Conti (5) in the first quarter of an NCAA women's college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)Louisville keeps winning and remained atop The Associated Press women's basketball poll. The Cardinals are the only unbeaten team left in the Top 25 after topping Miami and North Carolina this past week. 4 North Carolina State. Arizona expects to travel to Oregon to play Oregon State on Friday and Oregon next Monday.
No. 1 Louisville stays unbeaten, beats Wake Forest 65-63
Louisville guard Dana Evans, left, drives around Wake Forest guard Gina Conti (5) in the first quarter of an NCAA women's college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – WINSTON-Dana Evans hit a driving shot for the go-ahead three-point play with 8.0 seconds left to help top-ranked Louisville barely avoid a huge upset by holding off Wake Forest 65-63 on Sunday. Conti scored 13 points while Raca had 12 to lead the Demon Deacons (7-6, 4-5), who erased an early nine-point deficit by getting on the boards. Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons were hosting a No. Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons host Florida State on Thursday.
Radford helps No. 20 Virginia Tech beat Wake Forest 64-60
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Tyrece Radford scored 20 points to help No. 20 Virginia Tech hold off Wake Forest 64-60. Virginia Tech won despite committing 15 turnovers while having quiet days from top scorers Keve Aluma and Jalen Cone. I credit Oguama, and I credit the Demon Deacons,” said Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young. Ismael Massoud scored 12 points for Wake Forest, which was playing a fourth straight game against a ranked league opponent.
The Latest: Vanderbilt’s season finale at Georgia canceled
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The University at Albany women’s basketball game scheduled for Dec. 23 against Siena has been postponed. ___UNLV has canceled its home basketball game against Pepperdine on Monday after a positive COVID-19 test. 10 Georgia has been canceled with the Commodores falling below both the number of scholarship players available and position requirements. The school had paused basketball activities last Tuesday and canceled its home game with Wofford scheduled for last Thursday. South Carolina’s next scheduled game is at home against South Carolina State on Dec. 23.
Virginia men’s basketball pauses program activities
Charlottesville, VA. – Wednesday afternoon the UVA men’s basketball program announced they are pausing all basketball related activities because of Covid-19 issues within the program. The moves comes in the wake of the ACC-BIG Ten challenge game against Michigan State being canceled. Virginia now officially postpones the William and Mary contest set for December 13th as well. The 18th ranked Cavaliers are 3-1 on the young season. Their conference opener against Wake Forest that was originally set for December 16th was postponed last week because of a Covid outbreak in the Wake Forest program.
The Latest: LA Rams player tests positive for coronavirus
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Los Angeles Rams will hold their team meetings from home Wednesday after an unidentified player tested positive for coronavirus Tuesday night. Los Angeles center Brian Allen was the first NFL player to confirm he had tested positive for coronavirus back in April. The list is used for players who either test positive for the coronavirus or have had close contact with someone who tested positive. ___Bill Haas has tested positive for the coronavirus and has withdrawn from the RSM Classic this week at Sea Island. ___An unidentified New York Giants player has tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the team to work remotely Tuesday.
Virginia Cavaliers men’s basketball team releases 2020-2021 ACC schedule
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Atlantic Coast Conference released the 2020-21 men’s basketball schedules on Tuesday (Nov. 10) on ACC Network. 4 Virginia will play 27 regular-season games, including 20 ACC games with 14 contests at John Paul Jones Arena. (Purcell Pavilion) TBA TBAJan. 2 (Sat) Virginia Tech * Charlottesville, Va. (John Paul Jones Arena) TBA TBAJan. 5-6 (Tue-Wed) Wake Forest * Charlottesville, Va. (John Paul Jones Arena) TBA TBAJan. 9 (Sat) at Boston College * Chestnut Hill, Mass. 2-3 (Tue-Wed) Miami * Charlottesville, Va. (John Paul Jones Arena) TBA TBAMar. 10-14 ACC Tournament Washington, D.C. TBA TBA
Hokies, Cavs regrouping after weekend losses
Virginia – Virginia tech is back to the grind with another road challenge on tap. This week the defense will have its hands full with a Louisville team that has speed in multiple skill positions. Saturday’s matchup will be the first time the Hokies and Cardinals will meet since the 2006 Gator Bowl. With this particular team this particular year, but the output, like what we can contribute is really where they are. And man I, we had a meeting this morning early and they’re resilient, they’re tough and they’re anxious to play again,” Mendenhall explained.
Hokies lose to Demon Deacons 23-16
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Virginia Tech Hokies lost to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons by a score of 23-16. The Deacons quarterback Sam Hartman completed a 9-yard rushing touchdown, while kicker Nick Sciba completed a 41-yard field goal. The Hokies answered back with a field goal in the second quarter as kicker Brian Johnson successfully made a 28-yard field goal to cut the deficit. Late in the second quarter, Wake Forest ended the tie by scoring a 6-yard rushing touchdown by running back Kenneth Walker III. In the third quarter, the Deacs kept themselves in the lead as kicker Nick Sciba completed a 46-yard field goal.
Walker runs for 123 yards, 3TDs; Wake Forest beats Virginia
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Kenneth Walker III had 123 yards rushing and three touchdowns, including the go-ahead 75-yard scoring, run, and Wake Forest beat Virginia 40-23. Walker took a handoff, bounced left, broke free from a Virginia tackler and raced down the left sideline to make it 30-23 early in the fourth quarter. Virginia’s Perris Jones muffed the ensuing kickoff while attempting to make a fair catch, setting up Walker for a 4-yard TD run that put the Demon Deacons (2-2, 1-2 ACC) in control for good. With starter Brennan Armstrong sidelined due to concussion protocol, Virginia used a combination of backups Lindell Stone, Iraken Armstead and Keytoan Thompson, often rotating Stone and Armstead in the same series. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)
No. 23 Virginia Tech routs Boston College, 40-14
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech bounced back from a loss at North Carolina last week, earning a lopsided home win over Boston College on Saturday, 40-14. Virginia Tech is starting to get most of its key pieces back to full strength. 23 Virginia Tech’s 40-14 victory over Boston College. “Just awfully proud of our coaches and players bouncing back,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said. • Hooker’s second-quarter touchdown pass marked his third passing touchdown of the season and the 16th of his career.
The Latest: Scottish Open decides not to have limited fans
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The European Tour has decided against having a limited number of fans for the Scottish Open next week. The tour says because of a recent update on the Scottish government's guidelines for COVID-19, the tournament at the Renaissance Club with not have spectators. It would have been the second golf tournament to have fans, after the Sanford International two weeks ago in South Dakota on the PGA Tour Champions. Another postponed game, Virginia-Virginia Tech, had previously been moved to that date as well. The positive tests at Notre Dame also caused South Florida to pause on-field football activities Wednesday.
Notre Dame-Wake Forest postponed; Mountain West eyes fall
Mountain West athletic directors are aiming for an Oct. 24 or Oct. 31 start for the football season. Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson told AP last week the conference would not move forward on a fall football season without its schools having the ability to test daily. The Mountain West postponed its fall sports season on Aug. 10, the day before the Big Ten and Pac-12 did the same. The conferences that are currently staging fall football seasons have been testing athletes at least three times per week, but not daily. Notre Dame said 94 football players were tested for COVID-19 on Monday and of those seven were positive.
Hokies LB Ashby, CB Farley named to AP All-ACC team
RALEIGH, NC – Third-ranked Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday. Led by unanimous selections Travis Etienne at running back and Isaiah Simmons at linebacker, eight Tigers made the first team. Clemson earned its fifth straight berth in the College Football Playoff a day after routing Virginia in the league title game. Etienne repeated as the offensive player of the year while Simmons was chosen as the defensive player of the year. Louisville coach Scott Satterfield is the coach of the year while North Carolina freshman quarterback Sam Howell is the newcomer of the year.
Virginia Tech wins over No. 19 Wake Forest 36-17
Virginia Tech knocks off No. 19 Wake Forest 39-17 in Lane Stadium. The Hokies were able to make a comeback, they trailed Wake Forest at halftime, 10-6. Tech wide receiver Damon Hazelton had 86 receiving yards today. Virginia Tech hopes to take the win over currently un ranked Georgia Tech when they play in Athena next Saturday.
Notre Dame beats Virginia Tech in a close 21-20 game
- The Virginia Tech Hokies lost in a close game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Notre Dame won 21-20. Top rushing yards for Virginia Tech came from Quincy Patterson II, Deshawn McClease, Dalton Kenee and Tre Turner, with a total of 109 yards. Top rushing yards for Notre Dame came from Jafar Amrstrong, Ian Book, Jahmir Smith, and Avery Davis, with a total of 85 yards. The Hokies will take on Wake Forest at home Nov. 9, and Notre Dame will take on Duke.