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The NCAA Has Always Paid Players; Now It's Just Harder To Pretend They Don't

Contrary to popular belief, the NCAA has only ever truly enforced a nationwide prohibition on payments to athletes for three years—from 1948 to 1951. Prior to that, there was no NCAA-wide rule on scholarships at all, meaning that the full flowering of the popularity of college football prior to World War II was… »8/29/15 12:25pm8/29/15 12:25pm

Ohio State's Loss To Va Tech Was The Worst Ever By A National Champ

It's nearly inconceivable that a national championship team, one that defeated the top two teams in the country with its third-string quarterback, lost earlier in the season to a school that had a losing conference record and barely qualified for a bowl game. But somehow Virginia Tech defeated Ohio State, by two… »1/13/15 5:10pm1/13/15 5:10pm

Did A Virginia Tech Player Pretend To Shoot A Machine Gun At A Rutgers Player?

Above, freshman cornerback Donaldven Manning (wearing #30)—who was nearly kicked off the team as recently as November after racking up two misdemeanors and three minor traffic charges since arriving in Blacksburg last January—shit-talking Rutgers during the Russell Athletic Bowl by, it looks like, miming machine gun… »12/29/12 12:45pm12/29/12 12:45pm

Thursday Night Preview: Maryland at Virginia Tech and #12 TCU at #8 Utah

Remember how I said that Versus stole a march on ESPN back when TCU played BYU and Florida State was playing N.C. State on Thursday October 16? Yeah, it's happened again. Only this time the game is on CBS College Sports. Which, if you're like me, you don't get on your television package because Comcast doesn't carry… »11/06/08 1:00pm11/06/08 1:00pm

Frank Beamer Knows How To Get Blacksburg Women Interested In Football

Approximately 500 women attended "Frank Beamer'sLadies Clinic" last Sunday, an event organized by Virginia Tech's head coach to inflict some of the local gals with a shot of Hokie pride and, according to Beamer, "get some of these ladies to talk a little football and say some things up in the stands that would impress… »7/22/08 9:15am7/22/08 9:15am