Virginia Tech’s Chamarri Conner earns Beamer’s No. 25 jersey for Saturday’s game at Wake Forest

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Head coach Justin Fuente announced Thursday that DB Chamarri Conner will wear Frank Beamer’s No. 25 jersey on Saturday in Virginia Tech’s contest at Wake Forest. It will mark the second time that the Jacksonville, Fla. native has earned this honor.  Conner (6-0, 211), leads the Hokies with 29 total tackles on the season including 18 … Read more

Big Ten football is back after virus delayed start of season

MADISON, Wis. (NewsNation Now) — Big Ten Conference football returns Friday night as Illinois plays Wisconsin after a pandemic-delayed start to the season. The season was originally postponed in August. Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren had released an open letter later that month saying fall sports, including football, would not be coming back this fall. Officials … Read more

Washington’s Ron Rivera on verge of final cancer treatment

Washington coach Ron Rivera will have his last treatment for a form of skin cancer Monday, two months after being diagnosed. Rivera learned in August he had squamous cell carcinoma, which is considered very treatable when caught as early as he did. The 58-year-old missed some practice time but no games while undergoing treatments, and … Read more

ODU welcomes new $3.5 million ‘state-of-the-art’ Women’s Volleyball Center

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Old Dominion University announced Thursday that after a three-month delay related to the pandemic, the $3.5 million state-of-the-art Women’s Volleyball Center has been turned over to the university. President John R. Broderick and Athletic Director Wood Selig joined volleyball coach Fred Chao during his team’s practice to congratulate them on the … Read more

The battle to save the Tribe: What it took to keep three collegiate women’s teams on campus

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — In September, a petition started circulating in the online gymnastics community explaining what was happening at William & Mary.  The Tribe’s women’s varsity gymnastics team was one of seven sports programs on the chopping block. Men’s gymnastics, men’s indoor and outdoor track, men’s and women’s swimming and women’s volleyball were … Read more

MEAC releases football, basketball schedules for 2021

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced its football and basketball schedule for 2021 that is set to cut down on travel time during the pandemic. MEAC officials say that baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and volleyball will enact “divisional play” to help minimize travel … Read more

Show and Tell: Reagan Takes Her Base

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – This fiesty infielder followed her big bothers into sports, and now is going where no little sister has ever gone before! This week 9-year-old Reagan talks about being the first girl in the history of Bennett’s Creek Little League to continue down the baseball baseline instead of transitioning to softball. More … Read more

Virginia Tech coach Mike Young joins the fight against bullying

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — When Mike Young returned to the New River Valley as the coach of the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team, he found himself nearly overwhelmed with hiring a staff, putting together a roster, recruiting, scouting, scheduling, and game planning, as the Hokies embarked on his inaugural 2019-20 season. The COVID-19 pandemic lightened this … Read more