The Year of Our Discontent, Part 2

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By early 1986, eight years into Bill Dooley's reign as VT football coach and athletic director, Dooley had built ahouse of cards, mostly from a financial standpoint, that was ready to collapse. All it [...] READ MORE


The Year of Our Discontent, Part 1

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2004-05 was one of the best years in Virginia Tech athletics. The Hokies joined the ACC,won the conference championship in football, surprised everyone with a fourth-place finish in men's basketball, [...] READ MORE


Conference Wars, Part 4: 2000-2004

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After the failed ACC expansion of 1999, it appeared to fans of Virginia Tech and the Big East as if the conference had fought off the threat of ACC expansion. READ MORE


Conference Wars, Part 3: 1994-2000

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In the aftermath of their 1994 rejection by the Big East, the Hokies put on a brave face, but truth be told, no one was sure what Virginia Tech's ultimate conference fate would be. READ MORE



Conference Wars, Part 1: 1978-1990

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After the 1970-71 academic year, South Carolina left the Atlantic Coast Conference, reducing conference membership from eight teams to just seven. READ MORE



Goodbye Michael, We Hardly Knew You

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Go back to September 4th, 1999, about 1 pm in the afternoon. Michael Vick was about to start his first college football game against James Madison, and he was a nobody. READ MORE