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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

Virginia Tech's indoor facility on schedule, still set for July 1 completion - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football — HanichAnna MarieAnn Hanich, 94, passed away peacefully at home in her sleep Saturday, February 28,2015.Her loving husband of 64 years, Charles; and children, Mary Ann, Jane, Robert, and Cathy survive her. She also leaves her six grandchildren, one sister, and three brothers.Anna Marie was born in Bradenville, Pa.

Radford boys press Haysi into submission - Roanoke Times: Sports — The Bobcats took full advantage of the injury absence of Haysi  point guard Hunter Sutherland on Monday night, forcing 28 turnovers to coast to a 74-35 win in the 1A West Region quarterfinals. Nate Jones scored 17 points, Marcus Finley 15 and Luke Wheeler 11 for Radford (23-2), which was able to pull its starters midway through the third quarter.

Hokies bench pressing to benefit Lone Survivor Foundation - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football — The Virginia Tech football team will do its winter max testing on the bench press tomorrow, with a good cause behind every one of those pounds it lifts.

Sunday links: J.C. Coleman finishes 5th in 60-meter dash as Hokies claim ACC indoor track title - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football — Ruby Fainter Thompson went to be with the Lord on February 27, 2015, surrounded by her family. Born December 17, 1929, in Rockbridge County, she was the daughter of the late John and Nellie Fainter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd A.

Radford pulls away from Gardner-Webb - Roanoke Times: Sports — Radford used an early second-half run to pull away from Gardner-Webb and hold on for a 72-62 win at the Dedmon Center on Saturday. The victory makes the Highlanders (21-10, 12-6 Big South) the No. 4 seed in next week's Big South tournament, paired with fifth-seeded Winthrop at 2 p.m.

Which NFL Hokies could be coveted in free agency? - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football — There seems to be a lot of good NFL players on the free agent market this offseason, which will be finalized Monday, and a few former Hokies are among that group.

Slye family, friends starting Selfless Selfie campaign to honor lost loved one - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football — By now many of you are familiar with the story of A.J. Slye, the older brother of Hokies kicker Joey Slye, who died a year ago today after a 14-month battle with cancer.

Slye family finds positive way to mourn loss of son, brother - Roanoke Times: Virginia Tech Sports News — Lucy Thelma Tyree (Thel) Jang, 98, of Los Angeles, Calif. and formerly of Roanoke, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary, 3801 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90305. Arrangements by Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home, Roanoke, Va., 540-344-1271.

Virginia Wesleyan advances past W&L to ODAC semis - Roanoke Times: Sports — Virginia Wesleyan got a balanced attack with four players reaching double figures to easily pull away from seventh-seeded Washington and Lee 81-53, cruising into the ODAC semifinals at the Salem Civic Center. "I thought we had a couple of nice runs in the first half," Virginia Wesleyan coach Dave Macedo said.

Hampton High's Jovonn Quillen commits to Virginia Tech — BLACKSBURG Virginia Tech picked up its first in-state commitment for 2016 on Thursday night from Hampton High's Jovonn Quillen. Last season, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound QB/CB became the third player in Peninsula District history to rush and pass for 1,000 yards in the regular season. Rivals rates him as a three-star prospect and the No.
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Mar 03, 2015

Based on pledges, the #Hokies raised a little over $39,000 for the Lone Survivor Foundation with their bench press testing today.

Mar 03, 2015

Virginia Tech's indoor facility on schedule, still set for July 1 completion #Hokies

Mar 02, 2015

@DanWolken Don't think you'll ever see him join that list either. Text messaging was a monumental step.

Mar 02, 2015

RT @jrobIHS: Former VT DE Darryl Tapp re-signed with the Detroit Lions today for $870K (1 yr) & an $80K signing bonus. Spent last yr with t…

Mar 01, 2015

RT @BermanRoanoke: From today's paper: #Hokies AD looks back at Year 1 at Tech and talks about what he will be doing in Year 2…

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