Marty Gordon NRVsports@ourvalley.org Just nine months ago, Brett Armentrout was putting on his pads and walking on the football field at Radford High School. His life has changed drastically. What he thought was a slight hit from the side turned into a major injury that would bring his career on the gridiron to a screeching […]
Radford Athletics’ strength and conditioning motto is “better yourself to better the team”. Now the Highlander student-athletes have a better place do that. The new Sports Performance Center is up and running in what was formerly the pool area of the Dedmon Center and the difference between it and the previous weight room is striking, […]
Radford Athletics is set to honor one of the most instrumental coaches in its history as the Radford basketball office suite will be named in honor of former men’s basketball coach Joe Davis and his wife, Anne, in recognition of their contributions to the basketball program. The dedication will be held Thursday, April 27 on […]
Photo courtesy of Liberty University Athletics Liberty University recently held its spring football game, and a local player was recognized for his outstanding effort. Radford’s Devin Fisher (right) was given Most Improved Special Teams player award by Coach Turner Gill.
Virginia Tech’s offense ranked 55th nationally in rushing offense in 2016, and Tech’s staff has spent a portion of this spring evaluating schemes and players in an effort to improve that number this upcoming season. Travon McMillian hopes to be a big part of the solution. “I feel like I can be effective in the […]
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After a sensational sophomore season, Radford University’s Destinee Walker continues to rack up the hardware, earning a Virginia Sports Information Director All-State (VaSID) first team nod, the association announced on Wednesday. The VaSID first team honor is the first under head coach Mike McGuire and the first in program history since the 1988-89 season. Walker […]
UNLV President Len Jessup announced Tuesday that Desiree Reed-Francois has agreed to terms and will become the university’s athletics director, effective June 1. Reed-Francois, current deputy athletics director at Virginia Tech, has more than two decades of leadership experience as an athlete, attorney and athletics administrator and is considered one of the industry’s rising stars. […]
Mudbass tournament Saturday The Virginia Tech Chapter of the American Fisheries Society will host the 34th Annual Mudbass Classic Tournament on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Duck Pond on the Blacksburg campus. The tournament is free to the public and open to all ages. In past years, most participants have […]
The annual Special Olympics Spring Games Track and Field Competition will be held Sunday, April 23 at Radford University’s Cupp Stadium. Nearly 150 Special Olympics athletes from across Southwestern Virginia have been training for the event since February. Opening Ceremonies, which will begin at 12:30 p.m., will include the traditional parade of athletes. Neesey Payne, […]