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Former Virginia Tech student pleads guilty in Yik Yak case

CHRISTIANBURG A former Virginia Tech student has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after posting a message on social media that prosecutors say warned of another mass shooting. The Roanoke Times reports that a judge sentenced 22-year-old Kiung "Eddie" Moon on Thursday to one year in jail, with 11 months suspended under a plea deal.

Va. Tech alumni to hold local remembrance service

VIRGINIA BEACH The Virginia Tech Alumni Association’s Tidewater Chapter will host a memorial service tonight to remember the 32 people killed on campus on April 16, 2007. The service, from 6 to 6:30 p.m., will be held at the Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Graduate Center, a news release says. Those who attend will light candles and the chapter president will speak.

Beamer is looking forward as he returns to field

BLACKSBURG Still struggling with his speech and his face noticeably thinner, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer spoke to the media just before spring practice began Tuesday, his first such session since having throat surgery nearly four months ago.

Virginia Tech report | Freshman RB ready to roll

BLACKSBURG Marshawn Williams felt a little timid on his first two carries in Virginia Tech’s scrimmage last Friday. That’s to be expected after the freshman tailback was limited at practice for close to a month after hernia surgery.

Va. Tech-UCLA is set for Sun Bowl on Dec. 31

The Hokies will head west for their bowl game. Way west. Virginia Tech accepted an invitation Sunday to play in the Sun Bowl against UCLA, the first time the Hokies will travel to El Paso, Texas, for a bowl game in 66 years. The game will take place at 2 p.m. Dec. 31 in Sun Bowl Stadium. It will be televised by CBS.

Va. Tech to host governor debate next week

BLACKSBURG Virginia Tech and WDBJ-TV will host a debate between Virginia's Republican and Democratic candidates for governor next week. The one-hour debate between Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe is set for 7 p.m. in the Haymarket Theatre at Squires Student Center on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg.

Mason promoted as head baseball coach at Va. Tech

BLACKSBURG The coach who resurrected Virginia Tech baseball is leaving for Oklahoma, but the Hokies didn't look far for his replacement. Virginia Tech promoted associate head coach Patrick Mason, who served as the team's pitching coach and recruiting coordinator the last three years, introducing him Thursday at the same time the Sooners welcomed Pete Hughes as their next head coach.

Virginia Tech fraternity chapter closed for misconduct

BLACKSBURG The Virginia Tech chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon that recently moved into a $5.1 million on-campus facility has been disbanded for misconduct. The SigEp chapter had an “ongoing history of alcohol and hazing violations,” university spokesman Mark Owczarski said.

Va. Tech baseball player hopes to go to World Series

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Last year, Tyler Horan competed in the College Home Run Derby in Omaha, Neb.
This year, he is hoping to return to Omaha — with his entire team.
Horan is the leading hitter on the Virginia Tech baseball team, which will host an NCAA regional beginning Friday.

Va. Tech professor gets robotic hand with TV audition

BLACKSBURG Dennis Hong, a professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, wanted the world to see his team’s new robotic limb. His strategy: an audition on “MasterChef,” the cooking show on Fox. It didn’t completely work, but he did give TV viewers something to see Wednesday night.

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