No. 2 Hokies face No. 17 Clemson in ACC Opener

VaTechTwo undefeated teams square off at Thompson Field on Friday when No. 17 Clemson takes on the second-ranked Virginia Tech women’s soccer team.

The two teams open ACC play having had great success against non-conference opponents so far this season. Clemson has started the year 7-0-1, their best start in program history since 2000. Tech is 9-0-0, hoping to extend their nine-game winning streak to 10 games to secure the longest winning streak in program history. Continue reading

Hokies set to take on Wake Forest in ACC home opener

S_hokiebirg_techtagsThe Virginia Tech men’s soccer team will play in the second part of a doubleheader with the women’s soccer team as the Hokies take on Wake Forest at Thompson Field on Friday evening.

Wake Forest comes into the match with a 3-2 (1-0 ACC) record after most recently defeating NC State. The Demon Deacons are led by junior forward Michael Gamble whose eight points (two goals, four assists) leads the team so far this season. Following Gamble, is sophomore Jacori Hayes who has posted five points on the strength of one goal and three assists. Continue reading

Governor McAuliffe Announces Matching Tourism Grants

McAullifGovernor Terry McAuliffe announced today that more than $852,000 in matching grant funds will be awarded to 46 local tourism initiatives as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program. The grants are designed to help local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leveraging local marketing dollars, and will ultimately impact at least 195 other statewide tourism entities. The local organizations match the state grant funds by a minimum of 2:1 in order to support marketing projects. This funding cycle, the local partners will match the VTC grant dollars with more than $2.1 million, providing more than $3 million in new marketing to increase visitation to Virginia.  Continue reading

Kaine, Portman, Baldwin Introduce Bill To Train High-Quality CTE Teachers

tmi kaineToday, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Co-Chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act that would create a CTE teacher-training grant partnership to recruit and train high-quality CTE teachers. Continue reading

ACC Announces 2014 Football Championship Game Legends Class

acc footballLed by two members of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, two members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and one of the most successful coaches in Atlantic Coast Conference history, the ACC announced the 2014 Class of Legends for its 10th Annual Dr Pepper Football Championship Game, which will be played in Charlotte, N.C. on December 6. Continue reading

Dinner Diva: 7 fast gluten-free breakfasts

DINNER DIVAOver and over again, I hear people say, “But what will I eat for breakfast if I’m going gluten free?” OR “Gluten free fill-in-the-blank is so expensive!”

My answer to both of these questions is, “Hold on, just wait a minute!” There are answers for you that won’t break the bank or cause you to hyperventilate, LOL Continue reading