The Virginia Tech Hokies men’s basketball team still needs to pile up wins to ensure a playoff berth. Tomorrow they are at Georgia Tech.
A movie that’s expected to have a massive opening weekend features a lesser known character, but a local comic book store owner says Black Panther was actually the first mainstream black superhero. More from WFIR’s Ian Price:
Bishop ML Hardy and the Sons of Thunder/FB photo
A second annual event that drew several hundred people last year is back this Sunday as a Black History Month celebration. More on the “Gospel Jubilee” from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
20 year old Liberty University online student William Byron will race in the NASCAR season-opener Daytona 500 on Sunday with Liberty as a primary sponsor. And the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs are fighting for a playoff spot in the Southern Professional Hockey League.
Dan Bremner – Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs photo
The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs are fighting for a playoff spot in the Southern Professional Hockey League – and it won’t be easy. After home games at the Berglund Center tomorrow and Saturday night the Dawgs go on the road for 7 games and won’t return home for more than 3 weeks. Huntsville is the opponent for both home games this weekend. You can hear our latest complete conversation with Rail Yard Dawgs coach Dan Bremner below:
Number one Virginia topped Miami last night in a men’s basketball ACC contest on the road – 59 to 50. DeAndre Hunter had 22 points to lead the Cavaliers. Head coach Tony Bennett described the win – where UVA did enough on offense and played its usual defensive game:
Major league baseball spring training starts this week and one front office executive for the Chicago Cubs is now a local Hall of Famer as well. Bobby Basham grew up in Franklin County:
Are you going to be single this Valentine’s Day? Well, a report from the personal-finance website Wallet Hub says there are a lot worse places to be than Virginia. More from WFIR’s Ian Price:
The full Wallethub study can be found here
Spencer Stone (left) and Alek Skarlatos in the movie “The 15:17 to Paris”, Photo Date: 2017
The real-life stars of a thwarted terrorist attack that a new Clint Eastwood movie is based on appeared at Liberty University’s convocation. The 15:17 to Paris is fresh off its opening weekend, as WFIR’s Ian Price reports:
Virginia Tech upsets Virginia on the basketball court Saturday night. Its all about the “D” says Hokies coach Buzz Williams.