The men’s basketball coach says defense was a problem this year, when Tech failed to make the NCAA field and was booted early from the NIT.
Doug Doughty has been writing for more than 50 years starting as a high school student in Washington, D.C., through his undergraduate years at the University of Virginia, and 47 years at the Roanoke Times where he mostly covered sports with occasional features on non-sports stories he uncovered along the way. He is a member of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and the Roanoke Valley Golf Hall of Fame in recognition of his media career. Doug can be heard on the Greg Roberts Show on WFIR-960 AM every Thursday afternoon and readers can still enjoy his weekly College Notebook, published every week for more than 45 years, on his Facebook page.
College coaches on the move
New VCU coach figured in one of the NCAA’s best-known upsets.
Roanoke official will be part of NCAA men’s Final Four crew
Roger Ayers worked the Sweet 16. He doesn’t know yet what his role in Houston will be. Plus more college sports news.
Former NBA player J.J. Redick voted Roanoke’s best basketball player
The vote was a snap poll at the Roanoke Valley Sports Club. George Lynch, of the University of North Carolina, finished second.
Former Rockingham County star, who holds VHSL scoring record, enters transfer portal
Tyler Nickel has been mentioned as a possible Virginia Tech recruit. Former UVa player Justin McKoy enters transfer portal for second time.
Around the ACC: At Notre Dame, a time for searching
Louisville’s Kenny Payne is on the hot seat. Virginia Tech, UVa post wins at ACC wrestling championships. UVa to honor Holland in May.
Terry Holland’s legacy: He produced a new generation of coaches
The former University of Virginia men’s basketball coach, who died this week, helped produce other coaches at Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Miami and Bluefield.
Patrick Henry grad Bowers stars in ACC swimming chamipionships; more . . .
VMI’s Rocco speaks in Salem. Liberty’s McKay clinches fifth straight season with 20-plus wins. Pulaski’s Grantham joins coaching staff for New Orleans Saints.
Tales of the transfer portal: Degree in hand, this Virginia player is headed out of state for a fifth year of football
Nick Jackson wasn’t unhappy but he felt that a year at Iowa would give him a better shot at the NFL.
Ronde Barber is 13th member of Virginia Sports Hall of Fame enshrined in Canton
Other sports news: Altavista grad figured in Chiefs’ Super Bowl win. Glenvar grad joins football staff at Wake Forest.