Farley on comeback player award list
Virginia Tech DB Caleb Farley was named one of the initial nominees for the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award on Tuesday.
New in 2018, this award is presented by CoSIDA, The Associated Press and the Fiesta Bowl Organization and honors players at all levels that have persevered to achieve on the college football field.
Tuesday’s announcement marked the first of 10 times during the 2018 college football season that three-inspiring student-athletes from all levels of college football who have overcome injury, illness or other challenges will be recognized as Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year nominees.
Farley (6’2, 202) has started the first three games of the 2018 season for the Hokies after sitting out the entire 2017 campaign with a knee injury.
The selfless Farley switched from defensive back to wide receiver in spring drills in 2017 due to a lack of depth at that position but was injured in the first fall practice in non-contact work.
VT baseball adds exhibition games
Due to the cancellation of last week’s exhibition game against Charlotte, the Virginia Tech baseball team has added back to its schedule another contest this fall. The Hokies will now face Walters State at English Field at Union Park on Wednesday, Oct. 10 with a 4:30 p.m. start time.
Five days before the game against the Senators, on Friday, Oct. 5, Tech will play the High Point Panthers on campus, the night before the Hokies’ football game against Notre Dame, with a scheduled 7 p.m. first pitch.
There will be free admission for both games and concession stands will be open.
Snorkeling 101 at BAC
Learn to snorkel, Friday, Oct. 5, 6-9 p.m. at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center!
Learn the basics of snorkeling in a safe, comfortable environment. Snorkeling allows you to experience the fun and beauty of water. You will learn the following skills:
Mask basics – breathing, clearing, adjusting, defogging
Swimming with fins
Entering the water safely while wearing mask and fins
Avoiding and recovering from dangerous situations
The fee is $30 for residents and $40 for non-residents age 10 and up.
For more information and to register, contact Blacksburg Aquatic Center at 443-1120.
Royal on Legends List
Former Virginia Tech wide receiver and return specialist Eddie Royal is one of 14 honorees to be recognized as part of the 2018 ACC Football Legends class announced Thursday by the league office.
Along with Royal, the 14-member group of honorees includes Boston College’s Mathias Kiwanuka, Clemson’s Brian Dawkins, Duke’s Steve Spurrier, Florida State’s Bobby Bowden, Georgia Tech’s Joshua Nesbitt, Louisville’s Roman Oben, Miami’s Ed Reed, North Carolina’s Ron Rusnak, NC State’s Mario Williams, Pitt’s Mark May, Syracuse’s Don McPherson, Virginia’s Herman Moore and Wake Forest’s Steve Justice.
This year’s class will be honored during the ACC Night of Legends presented by the Charlotte Sports Foundation at the Charlotte Convention Center, on Friday, Nov. 30, and during the on-field pregame festivities at the 14th annual Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game, set for the evening of Saturday, Dec. 1, at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium.
Royal made a name for himself as a playmaker both from his receiver position and as a return specialist during his playing days from 2004-07.
The Alexandria scored touchdowns in four different ways during his career – via reception, rushing, passing and punt return.
Record day for Hokies
The Virginia Tech women’s golf team posted the program’s best-ever single round and jumped six spots on the leaderboard to finish sixth at the Golfweek Conference Challenge on Wednesday afternoon.
The three-day tournament was played at the par 72, 6,216-yard Red Sky Golf Club’s Fazio Course in Wolcott, Colorado, near Vail.
The Hokies, who entered the final round in 12th place, fired a 12-under 276 on Wednesday, the best team round in program history. Tech finished with an 882, good for sixth place.
The 276 was the second-best round of the day and the three-day tournament. Tech’s round was so strong across the board that the non-counting fifth round was an even-par 72.
The round was highlighted by a hole-in-one by Amanda Hollandsworth on the par 3, 150-yard seventh hole.