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By RICK MAESE | April 20, 2007
To many, the face of the school is easy to recognize. You could dress it up however you'd like - a ballcap, a headset, a smile or a scowl - and Frank Beamer is still going to be the one man much of the country associates with Virginia Tech. To many of us, Beamer isn't simply from Blacksburg, Va. - he is Blacksburg, Va. That's why his impassioned response to the horrors earlier this week should give hope to anyone who's been glued slack-jawed to an all-news channel. "If I know Virginia Tech people, we'll become tighter, grow closer together, care more for each other, show more respect for each other," the Hokies' football coach said yesterday.
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November 15, 2013
Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three of the biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. Should Mark Turgeon keep Dez Wells at point guard, or should he move him back to the wing? Don Markus: When point guard Seth Wells broke his foot a couple of weeks ago, I assumed that Turgeon was going to move freshman Roddy Peters into a starting role. So did others, but Turgeon quickly text-messaged a few reporters to say that Wells would start Maryland's preseason game at the point, with Peters as his backup.
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By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun reporter | January 22, 2007
College basketball Terps fall in OT at No. 23 Va. Tech Blacksburg, Va. -- It was supposed to be another one of Mike Jones' clutch three-pointers, but instead, Maryland's final play in overtime against Virginia Tech last night turned out to be another one of the Terps' missed layups -- and another squandered opportunity. Maryland made just one field goal in overtime, leading to a 67-64 loss to the 23rd-ranked Hokies in Cassell Coliseum -- a venue where Maryland's hopes of earning its first league road win were dashed, despite showing marked improvement on defense against one of the most experienced backcourt combinations in the country.
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By Steven Petrella, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2012
Whether it was who could make the best salad or who could dress the sharpest, Kendall, Kyle and Corey Fuller always wanted to be better than each other. Competition fueled the brothers from Baltimore when they were young, and it helped them in sports as they grew older. These intra-family battles may have led to childish fights and arguments, but it never separated the family. It only strengthened it. And when Kendall Fuller announced he would join his brothers in college by committing to Virginia Tech - becoming the fourth Fuller to play football for the Hokies - that family strength was reaffirmed.
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By KYLE TUCKER and KYLE TUCKER,THE VIRGINIA-PILOT | July 24, 2007
Blacksburg, Va. -- Six years ago, Michael Vick came to Jerry Diffell's store in downtown Blacksburg for a news conference. With his No. 7 jerseys hanging on retail racks around him, Vick announced the start of his clothing line, the proceeds of which would go to Virginia Tech. It was a proud day for Diffell, who has owned and operated the Tech Bookstore since 1986 and who watched Vick's star rise during Tech's run to the national championship game in 1999. Pride was not on the menu last Tuesday, as Diffell sat at PK's, a sports bar here, for a business luncheon.
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By Matt Vensel | February 15, 2011
With their NCAA tournament window rapidly sliding shut, the Terps need a win over the Virginia Tech Hokies tonight to prevent it from slamming on their fingers. The Terps are 0-8 against teams in the RPI top 50, and their signature win was a two-point home win over the 17-8 Clemson Tigers last month. No, that 54-win over Longwood doesn't count. Maryland's most impressive performances came in losses against top-10 teams from Pittsburgh, Duke and Villanova.
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By RICK MAESE and RICK MAESE,rick.maese@baltsun.com | November 7, 2008
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Intense investigative work isn't usually required: College bowl officials, it turns out, are pretty easy to spot. They're usually wearing a grateful grin and a colorful jacket, something you would imagine Craig Sager donated to charity. Eight of them were in the press box at Lane Stadium last night, witnessing firsthand the mystery of the Maryland Terrapins, a group that fears no ranked team yet stumbles against lesser foes. "We have to decide what we want to be," coach Ralph Friedgen said after the game.
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By Robert Little and Jeff Barker and Robert Little and Jeff Barker,Sun reporters | April 17, 2007
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The flip-flops and backpacks were gone, replaced by black boots and assault rifles. The lone figures crossing the Drillfield in the center of Virginia Tech's campus, which is usually alive on a late-semester Monday, mostly shuffled past with quick glances at the police cars and trucks, all of them flickering blue and red. At least for a day, the deadly killing rampage did more than create a sprawling, cross-campus crime scene....
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November 15, 2013
Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three of the biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. Should Mark Turgeon keep Dez Wells at point guard, or should he move him back to the wing? Don Markus: When point guard Seth Wells broke his foot a couple of weeks ago, I assumed that Turgeon was going to move freshman Roddy Peters into a starting role. So did others, but Turgeon quickly text-messaged a few reporters to say that Wells would start Maryland's preseason game at the point, with Peters as his backup.
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By Robert Little and Robert Little,SUN REPORTER | April 20, 2007
NARROWS, Va.-- -- Jenny Martin will decide where to plant all the donated flowers. The police chief will tear down a fence at the high school to accommodate the crowd for the memorial service. The Riffes, owners of the town's funeral home, must think of what to say when the phone rings. It hasn't stopped ringing since Monday, when people in the aptly named town of Narrows, along the mountainous banks of the New River, figured out that Jarrett Lane must be dead. No one was saying the mourning here is any more powerful than what 32 other communities must be feeling since the deadly shooting Monday at Virginia Tech.
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By Matt Vensel | February 15, 2011
With their NCAA tournament window rapidly sliding shut, the Terps need a win over the Virginia Tech Hokies tonight to prevent it from slamming on their fingers. The Terps are 0-8 against teams in the RPI top 50, and their signature win was a two-point home win over the 17-8 Clemson Tigers last month. No, that 54-win over Longwood doesn't count. Maryland's most impressive performances came in losses against top-10 teams from Pittsburgh, Duke and Villanova.
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By RICK MAESE and RICK MAESE,rick.maese@baltsun.com | November 7, 2008
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Intense investigative work isn't usually required: College bowl officials, it turns out, are pretty easy to spot. They're usually wearing a grateful grin and a colorful jacket, something you would imagine Craig Sager donated to charity. Eight of them were in the press box at Lane Stadium last night, witnessing firsthand the mystery of the Maryland Terrapins, a group that fears no ranked team yet stumbles against lesser foes. "We have to decide what we want to be," coach Ralph Friedgen said after the game.
SPORTS
By KYLE TUCKER and KYLE TUCKER,THE VIRGINIA-PILOT | July 24, 2007
Blacksburg, Va. -- Six years ago, Michael Vick came to Jerry Diffell's store in downtown Blacksburg for a news conference. With his No. 7 jerseys hanging on retail racks around him, Vick announced the start of his clothing line, the proceeds of which would go to Virginia Tech. It was a proud day for Diffell, who has owned and operated the Tech Bookstore since 1986 and who watched Vick's star rise during Tech's run to the national championship game in 1999. Pride was not on the menu last Tuesday, as Diffell sat at PK's, a sports bar here, for a business luncheon.
SPORTS
By RICK MAESE | April 20, 2007
To many, the face of the school is easy to recognize. You could dress it up however you'd like - a ballcap, a headset, a smile or a scowl - and Frank Beamer is still going to be the one man much of the country associates with Virginia Tech. To many of us, Beamer isn't simply from Blacksburg, Va. - he is Blacksburg, Va. That's why his impassioned response to the horrors earlier this week should give hope to anyone who's been glued slack-jawed to an all-news channel. "If I know Virginia Tech people, we'll become tighter, grow closer together, care more for each other, show more respect for each other," the Hokies' football coach said yesterday.
NEWS
By Robert Little and Robert Little,SUN REPORTER | April 20, 2007
NARROWS, Va.-- -- Jenny Martin will decide where to plant all the donated flowers. The police chief will tear down a fence at the high school to accommodate the crowd for the memorial service. The Riffes, owners of the town's funeral home, must think of what to say when the phone rings. It hasn't stopped ringing since Monday, when people in the aptly named town of Narrows, along the mountainous banks of the New River, figured out that Jarrett Lane must be dead. No one was saying the mourning here is any more powerful than what 32 other communities must be feeling since the deadly shooting Monday at Virginia Tech.
NEWS
By Robert Little and Jeff Barker and Robert Little and Jeff Barker,Sun reporters | April 17, 2007
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The flip-flops and backpacks were gone, replaced by black boots and assault rifles. The lone figures crossing the Drillfield in the center of Virginia Tech's campus, which is usually alive on a late-semester Monday, mostly shuffled past with quick glances at the police cars and trucks, all of them flickering blue and red. At least for a day, the deadly killing rampage did more than create a sprawling, cross-campus crime scene....
SPORTS
By Steven Petrella, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2012
Whether it was who could make the best salad or who could dress the sharpest, Kendall, Kyle and Corey Fuller always wanted to be better than each other. Competition fueled the brothers from Baltimore when they were young, and it helped them in sports as they grew older. These intra-family battles may have led to childish fights and arguments, but it never separated the family. It only strengthened it. And when Kendall Fuller announced he would join his brothers in college by committing to Virginia Tech - becoming the fourth Fuller to play football for the Hokies - that family strength was reaffirmed.
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March 5, 2005
Coppin State vs. Morgan State Site: Coppin Center, Baltimore Time: 7:30 p.m. Maryland vs. Virginia Tech Site: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Va. Time: 4 p.m. TV/Radio: Ch. 54/WBAL (1090 AM) Line: Maryland by 3
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By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun reporter | January 22, 2007
College basketball Terps fall in OT at No. 23 Va. Tech Blacksburg, Va. -- It was supposed to be another one of Mike Jones' clutch three-pointers, but instead, Maryland's final play in overtime against Virginia Tech last night turned out to be another one of the Terps' missed layups -- and another squandered opportunity. Maryland made just one field goal in overtime, leading to a 67-64 loss to the 23rd-ranked Hokies in Cassell Coliseum -- a venue where Maryland's hopes of earning its first league road win were dashed, despite showing marked improvement on defense against one of the most experienced backcourt combinations in the country.
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