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October 24, 2017

 

 A DOUBTFUL OPPORTUNITY

 

Doubt is defined as a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction. Opportunity is defined as a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something. My life has felt like that; a series of events that began with doubt at first impression and then followed by an opportunity to transform that doubt into reality. This is my story. 

 

Like many other kids, I grew up playing just about every sport whether that was a front yard football game with friends or the summer co...

October 19, 2017

Ever since I can remember, my dream has been to play in the MLB. Endless hours of practice, countless bullpen sessions, all done in order to pursue this dream. Growing up in Boston, Massachusetts, the weather only gives you 5 or 6 months to play ball outside on a grass field. Not only is your time limited but the playing surfaces in the city are not in pristine condition. Playing with weeds growing in the infield, grass reaching all the way up to your shin, and throwing on mounds that have 6-inc...

October 18, 2017


The middle of the Edmunds children wasn't highly recruited, but said those around him have helped him excel beyond what many expected

Growing up in a talented home was a tough task. Having three athletes living under the same roof … there were always competitions between my brothers Trey and Tremaine, and myself. We competed week in and week out to see who could have the most fun on the field, court or the track. From racing, to playing one-on-one basketball, to even seeing who could bring hom...

October 17, 2017

With the NBA season starting up tonight I just wanted to put a few things down here on some of the story lines headed into this season…

Who the hell can beat Golden State?

The warriors enter this season locked and loaded with the same devastating roster they had last year (PLUS SWAGGY P). However, with a new look western conference and a somewhat improved eastern conference can anyone actually beat these guys?

Believeland…

First off, the best player in the world resides in Cleveland, Ohio for at lea...

October 11, 2017

Redshirt junior Ricky Walker learned from others early in his career and now has welcomed being in a leadership role on the defensive line

How did I become a Hokie? It started after my ninth grade year of playing varsity football when former offensive line coach Curt Newsome came to my high school and talked to my athletic director about me. The following day of school, my AD told me that there is a school that really likes you. I asked who, and he told me Virginia Tech. I was just a freshman,...

October 11, 2017

An in depth look at how football prepares you for more than the challenges you’ll endure on the field.

Football is the most popular game in our country and has been for quite some time now. People every summer sign up across the United Sates for an array of reasons. Maybe to stay in shape, get out of the house, meet new friends, have some fun, etc. All of these are great reasons to play. However, what most people don’t realize when they sign up is the valuable life lessons this game instills into...

October 10, 2017

Saturday night the Virginia Tech Hokies took on Boston College in a prime time match up under the lights in Chestnut Hill, MA. That night the Hokies defeated BC 23-10 and wide receiver Sean Savoy had a career night. The true freshman wide receiver out of Washington D.C had 9 receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown. However shortly after the game Sean received some devastating news. His older brother, Omar, had been killed Sunday morning just a few hours after the game back in D.C. Omar was only...

October 4, 2017

Tech wide receiver C.J. Carroll arrived as a walk-on, didn't play for two years and gradually worked his way into a prominent role


Four years ago, I was a high school senior finishing up the football season at Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland. I had played football my whole life, but at this point, my future as a football player was in question. I wanted to play at the next level, but no one was willing to take a chance on a 5-foot-7, 150-pound slot receiver. February of 2014 rolled a...

September 27, 2017


Oscar Bradburn, a native of Australia, celebrates the one-year anniversary of his commitment to Tech and how it has changed his life

Close to a year ago today, I committed to playing football and studying at Virginia Tech. Being from a completely different background in Sydney, Australia, I questioned my ability to go forth and be successful in the environment that my peers had lived in their whole lives. I devoted a year away from my family and friends to work toward something that I had no pre...

September 20, 2017

Billy Ray Mitchell isn't able to play any more because of an injury. Read about how he is attacking the new phase of his life without his helmet and shoulder pads.

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