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Sports DirectorRoanoke native Ronde Barber has decided to retire from the NFL following 16 seasons, all with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Cave Spring and UVA product will be remembered for his toughness and versatility. He holds the record for most consecutive...
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Some local talent was picked up in the NFL draft. Virginia's Oday Aboushi was taken by the Jets as the 8th pick in the 5th round, 141 overall. In the 6th round, a pair of Virginia Tech players were selected. The Detroit Lions drafted Corey Fuller...
Washington Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. The league said Wednesday night that Jackson will miss the first four games of the regular season. The Redskins re-...
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says Robert Griffin III is "ahead of schedule" in his return from knee surgery. Shanahan, speaking at the NFL owners meeting on Wednesday, said that when Griffin comes back, he must learn how to protect himself...
Tags: Robert Griffin III, Mike Shanahan
University of Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, a Pulaski County native, has notified the school that he's interviewing with the New Orleans Saints. As part of his contract, Grantham, who played and coached at Virginia Tech, must let...
ROUNDUP: Local high school athletes sign on to play in college; Virginia Tech, UVA announce football recruitsHigh school athletes from across the area are signing on to play at the college level. Here is a running story of athletes who have signed on, and football players that have signed at the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. Blacksburg Geinda...
The University of Virginia has confirmed that Bill Lazor is leaving to become an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Eagles. Lazor joined UVA's staff in 2010. “I appreciate Bill Lazor’s time here as a member of my staff,”...
Day three of the NASCAR Media Tour in North Carolina marked one of the tour's most popular stops at Hendrick Motorsports. A familiar face made a pit stop this week to merge football and racing. “We feel like we fumbled the ball in the closing...
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum announced its Class of 2013 on Monday, and it has several local ties. Roanoke College All-American Frank Allen, former Virginia Tech football player Cornell Brown, and Virginia Tech sportscaster Bill Roth...
Logan Thomas has a huge decision ahead of him. Now that the season is over the junior quarterback must decide whether or not to leave school early and go to the NFL. His performance in the Russell Athletic Bowl encapsulated an up and down season. Thomas...
Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in the league's bounty investigation of the club. Tagliabue, however, found that the players' conduct was detrimental to the...
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