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A new student's guide to running around Blacksburg

Claire Castagno

It's no secret that Blacksburg is home to some amazing mountain views. That's why many students and residents opt to go for a run outside rather than workout in a gym. The summer and fall offer great weather to go for a run before the winter makes the idea unappealing. Here’s a guide to the best places around town to get out and enjoy the scenery while simultaneously getting a workout in.  Read more

This week in Hokie sports

Finding the best times to do things on campus

Robby Fletcher, sports editor Claire Castagno, assistant sports editor ​ | ​

With the incoming fall freshman class expected to be somewhere between 7,500 and 8,000 students, which would top the previous record set in 2017 of 6,836 students, a lot of popular places around campus are expected to be even more crowded and cramped than previous years.  Read more

A beginner's guide to Virginia Tech football chants and traditions

Robby Fletcher, sports editor ​ | ​

Football season is arguably the most cherished part of going to a school as sports-oriented as Virginia Tech. There’s truly nothing like the atmosphere of Lane Stadium, especially if it’s your first time at a game. In fact, you ask any person who has been to a game and they’ll most likely tell you … Read more

A new student's guide to running around Blacksburg

Claire Castagno ​ | ​

It's no secret that Blacksburg is home to some amazing mountain views. That's why many students and residents opt to go for a run outside rather than workout in a gym. The summer and fall offer great weather to go for a run before the winter makes the idea unappealing. Here’s a guide to the best pl… Read more

Mike Young left to evaluate his options after Blackshear’s departure

Claire Castagno, assistant sports editor ​ | ​

Kerry Blackshear Jr.’s transfer process has been one that kept Hokie fans in the dark up until his announcement. Various rumors of Blackshear’s decision were not confirmed until June 26, when he announced he officially committed to play his last season of basketball at the University of Florida. Read more

Kerry Blackshear Jr. expected to transfer to Florida

Davis Carbaugh, sports editor ​ | ​

Virginia Tech basketball star Kerry Blackshear Jr. is reportedly transferring to the Florida Gators next season as a graduate transfer. The former Hokie big man was arguably the most sought-after player in the transfer pool this offseason. Read more

Ahmed Hill signs a summer contract with the Brooklyn Nets

Claire Castagno, assistant sports editor ​ | ​

After two rounds and 60 picks of the NBA draft, Virginia Tech guard Ahmed Hill failed to hear his name called; however, his pro dreams are still attainable. Hill has signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Brooklyn Nets and will join the team for the Summer League. Read more

Justin Robinson signs with Washington Wizards

Robby Fletcher, sports editor ​ | ​

While he didn’t hear his name called during the NBA Draft, Justin Robinson quickly found a place to call home in the nation’s capital after agreeing to a deal with the Washington Wizards as reported by Shams Charania. The deal is a three-year contract with substantial guarantees. Read more

Hokies’ basketball gets first big man in recruiting class

Robby Fletcher, sports editor ​ | ​

Tech got its second recruit in three days, this time in 6-foot-10 center John Ojiako from Saint Petersburg, Florida, that makes him the fourth commit in the Mike Young era as reported by Rivals. Ojiako is also the third recruit in the class to reclassify from the 2020 class to the 2019 class for th… Read more

Nickeil Alexander-Walker drafted by New Orleans

Davis Carbaugh, sports editor ​ | ​

The New Orleans Pelicans selected former Virginia Tech guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker with the 17th pick of Thursday night’s 2019 NBA Draft. Alexander-Walker is the second highest draft pick in school history. Read more