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Blacksburg, Va.
Sports Writer — Virginian-Pilot, Roanoke Times

Virginia Tech football beat writer for the Roanoke Times. Also provides coverage for the Virginian-Pilot. Contact at andy.bitter@roanoke.com.

D-line's depth allows Hokies to redshirt pair

hamptonroads.com — BLACKSBURG Charley Wiles only has so many practice reps, so Virginia Tech's defensive line coach looks at a player like freshman Tim Settle and wonders just how could he possibly find snaps for him. "The kid has got some tools, but just can't get him enough reps right now to get him to play," Wiles said of the promising 350-pound tackle.

Hokies intend to redshirt Walker, Settle; plus some more d-line notes - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — James Edward "Ed" DeHart, Jr. passed away, on Monday, August 24, 2015. He was born in Martinsville, on January 2, 1959, to his parents, Mary Frances Haynes DeHart and James Edward DeHart, Sr.Ed worked at Val-Com in Roanoke, for twenty-seven years and was a member of Mill Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
Aug 28, 2015

#Hokies intend to redshirt Ricky Walker, Tim Settle; plus some more d-line notes goo.gl/pWHpH8 pic.twitter.com/BTG5aTPMHZ

Virginia Tech's Babcock ends player fines, even for bowl games - Roanoke Times: Virginia Tech Sports News

roanoke.com — James Edward "Ed" DeHart, Jr. passed away, on Monday, August 24, 2015. He was born in Martinsville, on January 2, 1959, to his parents, Mary Frances Haynes DeHart and James Edward DeHart, Sr.Ed worked at Val-Com in Roanoke, for twenty-seven years and was a member of Mill Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
Aug 28, 2015

In today's paper: Even for bowl games, Virginia Tech ends fines for football players #Hokies roanoke.com/sports/college… pic.twitter.com/0RUvE6ujFy

Hokies find themselves in a fine mess

hamptonroads.com — BLACKSBURG Ten dollars for a missed study hall? Forty-five for missing a Thursday class? A hundred for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty? This was the disciplinary fine system the Virginia Tech football team openly advertised on the TV monitors in the lobby of the Merryman Athletics Center this week.

Read a replay of today's live Virginia Tech football chat - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

Aug 27, 2015

If you missed today's live Virginia Tech football chat, the replay is just about as good. #Hokies goo.gl/s5f24g

Hokies AD Whit Babcock offers clarification on player fines, shuts entire practice down - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — After a battle with cancer, Connie Newman Neighbors of Roanoke, Va., passed from this world to her Heavenly home on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at the age of 78, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ruth Naomi Newman; and brother, Skip Newman.Left to cherish her memories are her loving and devoted husband of 55 years, John H.
Aug 27, 2015

Spoke to #Hokies AD Whit Babcock about the fine system he shut down. Some insight here: goo.gl/a0IIJw pic.twitter.com/sUuxiaHfXI

Aug 27, 2015

RT @FootballScoop: Aspiring ADs (& AD where you defer questions re: your head football coach to univ president), this is leadership http://…

Live Virginia Tech football chat at 12:30 p.m. - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Betty Deyerle Riddle passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015, following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, John Byrd Riddle, her only sister, Mary Lee Pedigo, and her parents, Louise and William Deyerle.Mrs. Riddle was born in Roanoke, on April 20, 1931.
Aug 27, 2015

Do you want to chat about #Hokies football today? Of course you do. I'll conduct a live chat at 12:30 p.m again. goo.gl/Amcl6I

Aug 27, 2015

Where does the time go? 48 minutes until today's live #Hokies football chat at 12:30 p.m. goo.gl/Amcl6I

Aug 27, 2015

10 minutes until today's live #Hokies football live chat. Consider yourself warned. goo.gl/Amcl6I

Aug 27, 2015

We're chattin' live right now. Come join us and talk about VT football. goo.gl/Amcl6I #Hokies

Virginia Tech shuts down idea about fining football players

hamptonroads.com — BLACKSBURG As quickly as the Virginia Tech football program's idea of fining players as a disciplinary measure came, it went. Defensive coordinator Bud Foster created a brief Internet firestorm Wednesday night when he said the Hokies were looking into fining players, possibly from their cost-of-attendance stipend, as punishment for frequent misbehavior in a variety of areas.

Virginia Tech football's fine system shut down before it starts - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Lula Maude Overstreet, 84, of Bedford, died Monday, August 24, 2015 in Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born in Chesterfield, on October 12, 1930, a daughter of the late Wesley Thomas Partin and Ethel Daniel Partin.
Aug 26, 2015

#Hokies AD Whit Babcock on fines: "It will be discontinued immediately." The story: roanoke.com/sports/columns…

Aug 27, 2015

From last night: Virginia Tech considered fining players as a disciplinary measure. The #Hokies AD said, "Uhh ... no" goo.gl/BBjMuh

Aug 27, 2015

RT @AndyBitterVT: #Hokies AD Whit Babcock on fines: "It will be discontinued immediately." The story: roanoke.com/sports/columns…

Wednesday reset: A McMillian story, Vick signs with Steelers and Loeffler mic'd up - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — Mary Elizabeth Wilson Wrenn, 66, of Christiansburg, Va., loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at her home. She was born in Montgomery County, Va., on December 14, 1948, to the late Pete and Katherine Smith Wilson.She was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Morris.
Aug 26, 2015

Wednesday reset: A McMillian story, Vick signs with Steelers and Loeffler mic'd up goo.gl/bL2LxK #Hokies pic.twitter.com/LYw7ZEIHY8

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Aug 28, 2015

@ChristophTuttle I know. I had a corrected tweet after my original one. I've fined myself 50 Schrutebucks.

Aug 28, 2015

Georgia Tech unanimous pick in the Coastal by 7 voters. #Hokies either 2nd or 3rd. twitter.com/JonSolomonCBS/…

Aug 28, 2015

RT @ralphDrussoAP: It would, however, be within NCAA rules to collect fines from scholarship funds if they had been part of scholarship agreement players signs

Aug 28, 2015

RT @ralphDrussoAP: Putting VTech 'fines' to bed: Fine system would NOT violate NCAA rules UNLESS fines were drafted directly from scholarship money (more)

Aug 28, 2015

.@collinmickle @Chilis Oh, that's right. My memory is fading at this old age. I hope Rovell doesn't pick up on this. #brands

Aug 28, 2015

Man, I just looked it up. That Dundies episode of "The Office" aired nearly 10 years ago. That doesn't seem right.


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