Gobbler Country: Virginia Tech basketball: Hokies open up Mike Young era with an ACC win over Clemson
Things are a bit different in the ACC this season. All ACC teams are opening up against a conference opponent, thanks to the new 20-game conference schedule. For the Virginia Tech Hokies and new head coach Mike Young, that meant a trip to Clemson in a tough early-season matchup.Well, Young and the Hokies passed their first test of the new with an impressive 67-60 victory over the Tigers in Littlejohn Coliseum.
Landers Nolley II, the four-star freshman who was supposed to make a major impact last season, made his college debut and scored 30 points. Nolley was sensational, having one of the more impressive debuts in school history.
Gobbler Country: Virginia Tech Basketball: Hokies are back - Roster Review
It's the return of college basketball. The Hokies kick off the season with an ACC clash in the form of a road trip to Clemson. As we've already discussed, Virginia Tech has a new head coach in charge and quite a young roster. But exactly how young are the Hokies? What experience can Mike Young rely on early in the season? Let's take a quick look at the current roster. Junior (4): Wabissa Bede and P.J. Horne are the only returning upperclassmen with significant minutes for the Hokies. While Keve Aluma transferred from Wofford, following coach Mike Young, after featuring as a main starter for the side who made the NCAA Tournament.
Gobbler Country: Virginia Tech Basketball: A look at the Hokies' November schedule - ACC, Cassell & Hawaii
This Tuesday kicks off the 2019-20 college basketball season. Virginia Tech is coming off of the strongest three-year run in the program's history. However, the key individuals who helped lead the Hokies to the Sweet Sixteen last season are no longer in Blacksburg. New head coach Mike Young takes over for Buzz Williams, while a host of new faces try to rebuild the program following departures to the NBA and through the transfer portal.One big change in the schedule this year is the introduction of the first ever 20-game ACC conference schedule. Six schools will face off in three opening night ACC clashes as the league starts the year and college basketball on the ACC Network.
Gobbler Country: Virginia Tech Basketball: Preseason Predictions
November is just days away and fall is in full swing, which means it's nearly NCAA Basketball time once again. Since last season the Virginia Tech Hokies Men's Basketball program has went through significant changes. Buzz Williams exited to join Texas Tech after spending five seasons in Blacksburg. With him went arguably the program's top six players, through graduation, declaring for the NBA, and transferring to new programs. That ends a peak in Virginia Tech basketball history, in which the program went to the NCAA Tournament three straight seasons the first time.In comes Mike Young, from an incredibly strong year at Wofford.
Gobbler Country: Virginia Tech football: A closer look at the Rhode Island Rams
After a much-needed win at Miami one week ago, the Virginia Tech Hokies get back to work on Saturday afternoon as the Rhode Island Rams come to Blacksburg. This is the second-ever meeting between the two schools as they met back in 1980 with the Hokies coming away with a 34-7 win.This game was scheduled early in the year as the Hokies were looking to replace East Carolina on the 2019 schedule. The FCS Rams happened to be the perfect opponent at the time and this game was scheduled. While this isn't a game to excite Virginia Tech fans, the Hokies can ill-afford to look over a 1-4 Rhode Island team on Saturday.
Gobbler Country: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Rhode Island Rams: Game Info, Predictions, and Poll
Before we get to predictions, let's get to a few important pieces of information. Comcast viewers are going to need to get to some place with another cable service or satellite because y'all are going to have to take in the game with Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop over the Hokie broadcasting network. Supposedly the game will be available through WatchESPN but we all know how those sorts of things go.Hokie Sports put up an unusual page for their Game Day event schedule. The kick-off is at an unusual 4:00 PM for a mid-day college match up.
Gobbler Country: Virginia Tech basketball: Mike Young hosting two big-time recruits this weekend.
It's gameday in Blacksburg as the Virginia Tech Hokies host the Furman Paladins on the gridiron. So, naturally, most of our attention is focused on that, regardless of the opponent. However, Virginia Tech basketball Mike Young is also having a big weekend.The Hokies are hosting two huge potential recruits in Henry Coleman and Xavier Foster. Coleman, a four-star forward from Trinity Episcopal in Richmond has some Hokie connections as his father, Hank, was a standout linebacker for the Virginia Tech football team in the early 90s. Coleman is a 6'6", 210-pounder and is the No. 39 overall player in the country for the class of 2020.
Official Site of the Hokies: Dara Mabrey tabbed to USA Today All-USA Team
USA TODAY High School Sports revealed the 2017-18 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Preseason Girls Basketball Team Thursday, with the selection of 20 players.Virginia Tech signee Dara Mabrey, a 5-foot-7 guard from Manasquan, New Jersey was among the 20 honored.
The team was selected by USA TODAY Sports' Jim Halley in consultation with various recruiting analysts and high school coaches.
Mabrey averaged 19.8 points per game in her junior season, while also grabbing 3.5 rebounds and 2.4 steals. She was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of New Jersey.
"This is a tremendous honor for Dara and the many people who invested time and energy into her development," said Kenny Brook.
Jonathan Kabongo (Back) is out indefinitely