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About the Hoopin' Hokies

Off to a 5-1 start, Virginia Tech men’s basketball has picked up right where they left off from last season. But to reach their full potential, Mike Young’s bunch will need to pick up the slack on defense.

Liberating a Win

Standout performances by Mansoor Delane and TyJuan Garbutt bought the Hokies offense time to find their running legs in a desperately needed win over Liberty. 10-play, 2,900-word film review covering Virginia Tech's final game of the 2022 football season.

Winning Habits

As Virginia Tech stares down the barrel at a two-win season, we can only cling to the little things to give us even the slightest bit of hope.

Magic Mike

Mike Young has paved a different path to success in college basketball. An in-depth look at Young's system: what it is, why it works, and how the Radford native continues to defy recruiting rankings. Complete with statistics and interviews from a pair of current Virginia Tech men's basketball staffers.

Howling at the Poor Blocking

Offensive line woes derail offensive momentum in a 21-22 loss against No. 24 NC State. Breaking down run blocking and pass protection issues, misdirection and 50/50 ball success, and more defensive woes against trips formations — 2,500-word, 9-play film review.

The Good! The Bad :( The WTF?!?!

Hey...at least there was progress? Breaking down all the positives, negatives and truly inexplicable things that happened during Virginia Tech's loss to Pitt, how they fit in the bigger picture, and what we could see moving forward.

Jekyll and Hyde

The return of Malachi Thomas proved to be a big boost to the Virginia Tech running game, but poor run fits doomed the Hokies in their loss to Pitt.

One Step Forward Two Back

Glimmers of offensive firepower for the Hokies wasn't enough to overcome repeated defensive gaffes. 2,900-word, 9-play film review covering how Kaleb Smith played his way to a career day, the RPO game, and the breakdown of the defensive struggles to contain the run.

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