Hokies (tentative) ACC basketball schedule announced


Hokies (tentative) ACC basketball schedule announced

The ACC has announced themens basketball schedule for the 2012-13 season. Well, the tentative version, identifying games as weekday (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) orweekend (Saturday or Sunday) game. The Hokies' slate of conference games is as follows (home games in CAPS)...Jan. 56at Maryland
Jan. 1213at Georgia Tech
Jan. 222324VIRGINIA
Jan. 2627at Clemson
Jan. 293031MIAMI
Feb. 23at North Carolina
Feb. 121314at Virginia
Feb. 1617at NC State
Feb. 192021DUKE
Feb. 262728at Miami
March 567at Duke
March 910at Wake ForestAs for non-conference games, Virginia Tech hosts Iowa in the ACCBig Ten Challenge on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in addition to home games againstOklahoma State, VMI and Rhode Island. The Hokies, in the first season under new coach James Johnson,will play at West Virginia; against UNC Greensboro in the Greensboro Coliseum;versus BYU in Salt Lake City. Tech will also participate in theContinental Tire Las Vegas Classic which includes a a pair of home gamesbeforeheading to Las Vegas the week before Christmas.

Lee Corso picks James Madison, scares a dog on set of College GameDay

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Lee Corso picks James Madison, scares a dog on set of College GameDay

ESPN's College Gameday was in Harrisonburg, Va. on Saturday morning  to visit the reigning FCS National Champion and unbeaten James Madison Dukes (5-0) as they faced off against the Villanova Wildcats (4-2).

The special trip to JMU meant a special edition of the Gameday picks, featuring Lee Corso and his mascot headgear selection.

Not only did Corso have headgear to put on, but the set also had a special guest. 

That poor bulldog was terrified of Corso and wanted to do anything but sit on that desk with him in that mascot head.

It was a very good dog and just got scared. Totally understandable. 12/10 would save from falling off the desk.

Ty Johnson's 100-yard kick return for Maryland earns him Big Ten honors

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Ty Johnson's 100-yard kick return for Maryland earns him Big Ten honors

The Maryland Terrapins got rocked on the road by Ohio State on Saturday, losing 62-14 — although that’s still an improvement on their 62-3 loss in 2016 — but there was a clear bright spot on the field: Ty Johnson.

The Terps’ junior running back was named the Big Ten’s Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday, and the honor is well deserved after Johnson stunned the Buckeyes at the Horseshoe in the first quarter of the game with a 100-yard kick return.

After Ohio State jumped out to a 14-zip lead about five minutes into the game, Johnson was on the receiving end of the Buckeyes’ kickoff following their second touchdown. Johnson caught the ball on the edge of his team’s end zone, and thanks to great blocking early on by the Terps, he was able to zigzag his way through Ohio State players and find a path down the sideline to the opposite end zone.

Johnson’s standout play was the 37th 100-yard kick return in Big Ten history, according to the conference. It was also Maryland’s first since Will Likely did it against Iowa in 2015.

This is the first time Johnson has received Special Teams Player of the Week honors, and he averaged 31.5 yards per kick return on six attempts against the Buckeyes on Saturday.

Maryland’s next game is Saturday, October 14 when the Terps host the Northwestern Wildcats at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.

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