Hokies Report: Frank Beamer prepares to say goodbye


Hokies Report: Frank Beamer prepares to say goodbye

Check back every Wednesday for the Hokies Report to get all the biggest Virginia Tech headlines for each week, a recap of last week's game and a look ahead at next week's contest.

Virginia Tech 4-5, (2-3) in the ACC

Frank Beamer to retire

The news broke on Sunday that long-time head coach Frank Beamer would retire at the end of the season. Check out all of CSN's coverage of the future Hall-of-Famer's decision to step down:

Beamer to retire at the end of the season

Mike London issues statement on Beamer's retirement

7 possible head coach candidates for Virginia Tech

DeAngelo Hall, others react to Beamer retirement

WATCH: What is Frank Beamer's legacy at Virginia Tech?

WATCH: Beamer talks about his retirement in emotional press conference

WATCH: Beamer tears up when talking about breaking the news to the team

WATCH: Beamer on retirement: 'It's time'

WATCH: Frank Beamer goes 1-on-1 after announcing retirement

WATCH: Frank Beamer on what he thinks about Virginia Tech's future

WATCH: Frank Beamer talks about how he wants to be remembered

WATCH: Who could replace Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech?

WATCH: Beamer family gets emotional talking about Frank's retirement

WATCH: Doc Walker on Frank Beamer's legacy as a college football coach

WATCH: DeAngelo Hall shares his thoughts on Frank Beamer's retirement

WATCH: Martin and Regan: Ramifications of Beamer's retirement

Last week's game: 26-10 win at Boston College

See the 5 big takeaways from this game here.

The battle of Virginia Tech's offense against Boston College's stingy defense was won by the Hokies as they jumped out to a 20-0 halftime lead and never looked back.

Boston College came into the game with he second-best defense in the nation, but Virginia Tech was able to do just about everything they wanted to in the first half. Travon McMillian rushed for more yards than the Eagles had allowed to a single player this season by halftime.

The Hokies took their foot off the gas in the second half, but considering how weak Boston College's offense is, there seemed little hope that the Eagles would be able to mount much of a comeback. That was exactly what happened.

The biggest takeaway was what this offense could have been this season. Boston College is fantastic defensively. Only one team has managed more than 26 points against the Eagles this season, Clemson, and that team was declared No. 1 in the nation on Tuesday by the College Football Playoff selection committee.

Where would the Hokies be this season if Michael Brewer was not injured and if the defense was not having such a down year?

Next week: Bye week

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Ranked and red hot, Terrapins crush Buckeyes in Columbus to extend winning run to seven

Associated Press

Ranked and red hot, Terrapins crush Buckeyes in Columbus to extend winning run to seven

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 20 points, and No. 19 Maryland won its seventh straight game, 75-61 over Ohio State on Friday night.

Bruno Fernando added 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting and had 15 rebounds for the Terrapins (16-3, 7-1 Big Ten), who shot 58.1 percent from the field. Aaron Wiggins and Darryl Morsell each scored 11, and Jalen Smith had 10. Maryland went 11 of 17 (64.7 percent) from 3-point range.

C.J. Jackson scored 15 points for the Buckeyes (12-5, 2-4), who lost their fourth straight. Duane Washington Jr. scored 14 and Kaleb Wesson had 11.

Fernando continued his strong play after being named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week and Big Ten Player of the Week. He averaged 17.5 points and 12 rebounds in victories over Minnesota and then-No. 22 Indiana. The 6-foot-10 sophomore from Angola has 10 double-doubles this season.

Ohio State kept it close through most of the first half before Maryland went on an 8-0 run, including a three-point play by Fernando, to move ahead 38-30. The Buckeyes got within one early in the second half before Maryland responded with a 13-2 burst, including five points from Fernando. Ohio State got no closer than six points the rest of the way.


Maryland: The Terrapins have been one of the surprise teams of the Big Ten thus far, but their schedule won't get any easier, with a road matchup looming at No. 6 Michigan State and two games against second-ranked Michigan.

Ohio State: Foul trouble and the Terps' hot shooting doomed any chance of an end to the Buckeyes' skid.


Maryland visits No. 6 Michigan State on Monday night.

Ohio State hosts Purdue on Wednesday.

Towson at Delaware College Basketball: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch


Towson at Delaware College Basketball: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

Towson has lost six consecutive games and will be looking to get back to winning ways when it visits Delaware.

The Blue Hens, meanwhile, have won five of their first seven conference games and will be looking to keep pace in the competitive CAA when they host the Tigers at Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del. on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m ET and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus.

Towson at Delaware How to Watch

What: Towson Tigers at Delaware Blue Hens
Where: Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, Del. 
When: 7 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington Plus (Channel Finder)

Towson at Delaware Preview

Conference: Colonial Athletic Association
Record: Towson (5-14, 1-5)  Delaware (13-7, 5-2)
Last Game: 72-66 loss at Drexel, 1/17 (Towson),  76-69 win vs. James Madison, 1/17 (Delaware)
Leading Scorers: Brian Fobbs, 16.1 ppg (Towson), Eric Carter, 17.7 ppg (Delaware)