This is the final part of a series featuring the ties between two prominent athletic families connected to Gate City and football.
Virginia Tech junior James Mitchell is improving on the football field each season. That’s pretty remarkable considering he was one of the top high school players to ever come through Southwest Virginia.
Chad Beasley drew lots of praise and accolades for his play on the football field. But the former NFL offensive lineman and defensive standout at Virginia Tech and Gate City really does not focus on that.
Brothers Erikk and Justin Banks, both former football stars at Eastside, overcame obstacle after obstacle to achieve their athletic and academic dreams.
Lynn Bowden Jr. ran for 233 yards on 34 carries, and then tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Josh Ali with 15 seconds left to rally Kentucky to a 37-30 win over Virginia Tech on Tuesday in the Belk Bowl.
Amazing accomplishments dotted the sports landscape in 2019. Leading the way as the Times News top sports story in Southwest Virginia? Hall of Fame coach Robin Dotson’s state champion Wise Central girls basketball team.
It’s rare when a team starts a quarterback in a bowl game with more yards rushing, receiving and returning than he has passing. But that’s exactly what Kentucky will do when Lynn Bowden Jr. leads the Wildcats against Virginia Tech in Tuesday’s Belk Bowl.
Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente announced Sunday that Hamilton is being promoted to defensive coordinator — taking the helm of the Hokies’ defense from the retiring Bud Foster.
Bryce Perkins-led Virginia ended a 15-game losing streak against rival Virginia Tech on Friday with a 39-30 win that sends the Cavaliers on to the ACC title game.
The defense put together a vintage performance against Pittsburgh, and Hendon Hooker threw for 153 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 25 Virginia Tech to a 28-0 victory Saturday.
The Panthers and Hokies both enter with a chance to capture the Coastal Division, although the crown won’t be determined until after Virginia Tech’s game at Virginia.
Southwest Virginia football fans will see a familiar face wearing an unfamiliar number on Saturday at Lane Stadium.
Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech will meet in their football season openers in 2024 and 2025, the schools announced Tuesday.
Giving outgoing longtime defensive coordinator Bud Foster a shutout was special for Caleb Farley and the Virginia Tech defense. The fact the shutout came against Georgia Tech was a bonus.
Virginia Tech will be going for its fourth straight ACC win on Saturday when the Hokies visit Georgia Tech.