Why I’m A Fan of the Virginia Tech Hokies

It started for me back at the Peach Bowl in 1986. Chris Kinzer hit the game winner as time expired, sealing my fandom forever. Welcome to the refreshed Gobbler Country! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of [...]

Virginia Tech Agrees to Play Kentucky in 2017

The Hokies improve their non-conference schedule. Big time. During last year’s non-conference schedule, the Hokies played just four major conference teams, with only one of those qualifying for the NCAA tournament. Two years ago, many cited the Hokies’ weak strength of schedule as a reason [...]

MJ Walker Announces Commitment to Florida State over Virginia Tech, Others

The Hokies miss out on fringe five-star guard MJ Walker. Fringe five-star wing MJ Walker was thought to be a Hokies lean for the last five weeks, but today he announced that he would enroll at Florida State for the upcoming season. Walker, who recently visited with the Bruins and Hokies, [...]

Virginia Tech football: Hokies having lots of success recruiting in North Carolina

Virginia Tech has made recruiting in North Carolina a priority and it’s paying off in a big way. The Virginia Tech Hokies have struggled to recruit the 757 in recent seasons. Tech’s struggles on the field, coupled with the success of Florida State, Ohio State and others, has led to more [...]

Hokie Sports Round Up

Catching up with the performance of Virginia Tech athletics! Lacrosse: Under first season head coach, John Sung, the Virginia Tech Hokies set or tied several VT Lacrosse records. The Hokies finished the season 11-8, which matches a program record for wins. The Hokies were 9-3 against non-conference [...]

Ball State WR, Damon Hazelton Jr., Transfers to Virginia Tech

The Hokies welcome another transfer wide receiver. The Roanoke Times and USA Today are reporting that the Hokies have welcomed another transfer wide receiver, Damon Hazelton Junior. Originally a two star recruit out of Franklin High School, Hazelton stated his intention to transfer [...]

Whit Babcock Needs The Magic Touch Again

After an up and down season, the Hokies need a new baseball coach. It was only a matter of time. Gobbler Country’s baseball guru, John Schneider, predicted this outcome some time back. You can read John’s excellent analysis here. The Hokies were not happy with the performance of the [...]

The Hokies Part Company with Baseball Head Coach Patrick Mason

The wheels came off the Hokie Baseball cart in April, and now the inevitable has happened. Virginia Tech says good-bye, and thank you to Patrick Mason. The search has already started if Whit Babcock’s prior coaching moves are a gauge to go by. The official announcement of the Baseball [...]

Seth LeDay No Longer Part of the Hokies’ Basketball Program

The JUCO transfer never showcased his skills before leaving the team, but it opens up another scholarship for 2017 and 2018. Mark Berman of the Roanoke Times is reporting Seth LeDay is leaving the Virginia Tech men’s basketball program, after LeDay redshirted the 2016-17 season. On [...]

Will early signing period affect Virginia Tech?

The NCAA recently approved of an early signing period. Will that help or hurt the Hokies? It was rumored for awhile and made official last month: College football will have an early signing period. Now begs the question, how will this affect Virginia Tech? Well, upon hearing of new rule [...]

Darryle Simmons adds to ExitLight18

Justin Fuente received a mother’s day(?!) present today, as wide receiver Darryle Simmons committed to the Hokies Firstly, happy Mother’s Day. I know I appreciate my mother for putting up with me for all these years; I hope all the mothers out there that might read this article know how [...]

Hokies Split the Double Header with #3 Carolina, 4-9 and 8-4

Saturday was busy for your Baseball Hokies. It was a close scheduled double header, beautiful but windy weather, and a real need for a few quality wins to salvage the season. The Hokies came to play and earned a split. The first game of the final home stand for the baseball Hokies started [...]

Virginia Tech Basketball Recruiting Update: Potential Blue-Chip Talent to the Hokies?

The Hokies are working to improve the roster during the offseason on the recruiting trail. The Hokies’ season ended just about two months ago in their first NCAA tournament appearance in a decade. It was a successful season in year three of Buzz Williams’ reign in Blacksburg, and the [...]

Virginia Tech football: A look at some former Hokies in their new NFL homes

Some former Hokies are getting adjusted to the NFL this week. The 2017 NFL Draft was a painful one for the Virginia Tech Hokies. Former stars like Bucky Hodges, Isaiah Ford, Jerod Evans, Ken Ekanem and Woody Baron were either drafted much lower than their projections, or not drafted at all. [...]

No Go, No Tickets?

The Denver Broncos make a bold statement for “paper” season ticket holders. Should Virginia Tech follow suit? One team in the N.F.L. is sick and tired of stubhub.com and their ilk. The Denver Broncos, as reported by profootballtalk.com , have instituted an interesting policy. Fans [...]

Hokies Take a Break and the Decks Get Cleared for the 2017 Season

Virginia Tech sporting events take an exam and graduation break. Gobbler Country is wrapping up the year, and getting ready for Fall 2017. It’s year 2 of the Fuente Era. Will it be dynastic? We’ll see, won’t we? It’s exam and graduation weeks, so there isn’t much going on for [...]

The DeJuan Ellis Week that Was, and Tech Recruiting

Well, Tech got a commitment today...from a previous decommitment? From earlier this week? Huh. So that was strange. Earlier this week- two days ago to be exact- Virginia Tech lost the commitment of 2018 QB/ATH DeJuan Ellis. That was disappointing. Shocked right now https://t.co/1u6mPGuXwW— [...]

Virginia Tech and the A.C.C.: Five Year Forecast

Gobbler Country reads the tea leaves to see where the team and conference are in 2022. What will the A.C.C. look like in five years? That’s a very interesting question. There has been a ton of churn at ESPN, and that has a bigger impact that most fans out there realize. ESPN is losing [...]

NFL Draft Where are They Going and When

Gobbler Country looks at the big weekend. Who goes when and where do the Hokies figure in? It is NFL Draft Weekend and there are Hokies in the mix. We won't see first round picks but you never know. Jump in when you see something that just makes you want to say something out loud like... [...]

Justin Fuente and Dell Curry Paired Up for Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge

The annual event raises money for selected charities. It’s that time of year again Hokie fans. The annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge is gearing up in Atlanta, and Coach Justin Fuente is getting ready to tee it up. Fuente will be paired with Dell Curry, and the Hokies will be firmly [...]