With the coaching carousel finally at rest (we think), here's the toughest task for each of the 59 new Division I bosses.
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- Florida lands top graduate transfer Blackshear
- Sources: Hokies' Clarke commits to Texas Tech
- Sources: Va. Tech's Blackshear mulling transfer
- Va. Tech's Alexander-Walker to enter NBA draft
Virginia Tech's Kerry Blackshear Jr., the No. 1 graduate transfer in ESPN's transfer rankings, announced Wednesday night that he has committed to Florida.
These NBA draft decisions, transfer decisions and recruiting commitments will have a lot to say about college basketball's pecking order heading into 2019-20.
Chris Clarke, a versatile 6-foot-6 forward, committed to Texas Tech on Wednesday as a graduate transfer from Virginia Tech, sources told ESPN's Jeff Borzello.
Here are the biggest standouts from the all-NCAA senior camp.
Kerry Blackshear is considering a transfer from Virginia Tech and would likely be eligible to play next season.
Hokies guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker will forgo the final two years of his collegiate eligibility and enter the NBA draft, he said Sunday on social media.
Wafford's Mike Young has been hired as the next men's basketball coach at Virginia Tech.
With the departure of Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech has given ESPN 100 guard Anthony Harris his release. Williams left to become head coach at Texas A&M.
Virginia Tech is in the ACC and has had recent success, so it's going to be an attractive job. The Hokies just need to find the right man to fill Buzz Williams' shoes.
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Buzz Williams took over a team that was ranked 159th in BPI the previous season and 5 years later Virginia Tech is ranked 11th in BPI and fell one basket short of the Elite Eight.
Texas A&M has hired Virginia Tech's Buzz Williams as its next head coach. The Hokies' season ended with a loss to Duke in the Sweet 16 last Friday,
Zion Williamson soared for a two-handed, rim-rattling, crowd-thrilling alley-oop slam that gave Duke its biggest lead during a tight tussle against Virginia Tech in the East Region semifinals.
After beating Duke last month, Virginia Tech isn't fazed by all the hype surrounding the No. 1 Blue Devils. Said guard Justin Robinson: "It's just another game for us."
Virginia Tech's Ty Outlaw will be allowed to play Friday against Duke after passing a drug test, coach Buzz Williams said in a statement.
The cream has risen to the top in the 2019 NCAA tournament. The Bilastrator is here to ID the creamiest of the Sweet 16.
Virginia Tech's Ty Outlaw has been charged with possession of marijuana, jeopardizing his status for the remainder of the NCAA tournament.
Sixteen programs remain in the 2019 NCAA tournament. Not all 16 fan bases have an equal level of expectation for what happens next.
Seth Greenberg, Dan Dakich and Chris Cotter break down every game of the Sweet 16, including those in the South (2:05), Midwest (10:08), East (17:10) and West (26:33). Plus, they look ahead to potential Elite 8 matchups (32:35). Who will advance to the Final 4 in Minneapolis? The guys discuss!
There are a whole lot of familiar faces in this Sweet 16. Here's how we're ranking them heading into the second weekend.
Virginia Tech advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in 52 years by beating 12th-seeded Liberty 67-58 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.
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Caleb Homesley, the star of Liberty's first-round upset with 30 points, has been much quieter this evening against Virginia Tech. He's 2-of-9 from the field, including five straight misses in the last five minutes. He finally made 1 of 2 free throws with 3:26 left to score his first points of the second half. With him in an offensive funk, the Flames have had so much more difficulty trying to score against the stifling defense of the Hokies. Liberty is shooting 38.1 percent for the game so far.