Josh Parcell

  • joined Jan 11, 2010
  • last login Oct 27, 2012
  • posts 54
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Virginia Tech student and aspiring sports writer, Josh grew up in the heart of Blacksburg, less than a ten minute bike ride from Lane Stadium. He bleeds maroon and orange, but has a passion for anything and everything sports.

He operates his own personal blog, The Playbook (www.theplaybookjosh.blogspot.com) that covers anything from the New England Patriots to the Cal State Fullerton Titans.

He also is a staff writer for The Collegiate Times, the official Virginia Tech newspaper. In the spring semester 2010, he will be the beat reporter for the golf team in addition to other various assignments.

You can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jparcell3

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Boston Red Sox
  • NBA Charlotte Bobcats
  • NFL New England Patriots
  • NCAAF Virginia Tech Hokies
  • NCAAB Binghamton Bearcats
  • NHL Washington Capitals
  • Golf Tiger Woods
  • MMA Kimbo Slice
  • Boxing Muhammad Ali
  • Soccer Manchester United
  • Fantasy 2001-02 New England Patriots
  • Tennis Roger
  • FIFA Amurca
User Blog

Virginia Tech, ACC Marriage Will Soon Be Sour

Where does Virginia Tech fit in the future of college football? Hopefully not the ACC, for it's own sake.

What the Hokies are getting in Adam Smith

Virginia Tech landed UNC-Wilmington transfer Adam Smith today. What can Smith bring to the Hokies?

Hokie Softball back in NCAA Tournament field


For the first time since 2008, the Virginia Tech softball team is in the NCAA Tournament. The Hokies made the field Sunday night with an at-large bid after finishing the season 40-19 (12-8 in the...

James Johnson will keep Hokies happy... for now

By hiring James Johnson, Virginia Tech protected itself in the short-term. It's the long term that is a

CBSSports.com reporting James Johnson to replace Greenberg


So there you have it. Seven days after the surprising termination of Seth Greenberg, the Hokies have decided to bring back former assistant James Johnson as Greenberg's successor. Johnson was on the Hokies' staff from 2007-2012 before briefly taking a similar position at Clemson. Much more on this later today.

ACC coaching changes follow similar pattern

As Virginia Tech searches for a new head basketball coach, let's look back at every coaching change in the ACC since 1990. How that affects who the Hokies should go after.

Report: Jayron Hosley fails drug test


Fox Sports' Jay Glazer has reported that former Hokie cornerback Jayron Hosley failed a drug test. According to Glazer's Twitter feed (click headline for link), Hosley wrote a letter to NFL teams apologizing for the incident. Hosley was suspended once in college, in 2010 for the East Carolina game for reasons that were never made public. He is a projected late second to early third-round pick.

Seth Greenberg's Legacy at Virginia Tech


Seth Greenberg oversaw the greatest nine years in Virginia Tech basketball history, but his firing on Monday had to happen.

Seth Greenberg fired as Men's Basketball Coach


It's official. Jim Weaver just announced in a press conference that Seth Greenberg is out after nine seasons as the men's basketball coach at Virginia Tech. Greenberg compiled a 167-117 record with the Hokies, including an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2007. More on this news later tonight. Stay tuned.

Jim Weaver hosting 4 p.m. press conference


Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver just sent out a press release stating he will hold a news conference at 4 p.m. Monday. No reason was giving for the conference. However, Weaver has been battling Parkinson's disease for a long time now. Hopefully today's announcement is not health-related, but that's my best guess. Stay tuned.

Never Forget


Never Forget.

Second Scrimmage Review: Michael Holmes Stands Out

Michael Holmes' 60-yard scamper highlights Virginia Tech's second public scrimmage this spring. Recap and analysis:

Report: Assistant Basketball Coach James Johnson leaving for Clemson


The Washington Post's Mark Giannatto tweeted earlier this morning that James Johnson is leaving Virginia Tech to take an assistant coaching job at Clemson. Johnson becomes the third member of Seth Greenberg's staff (and second assistant coach) to depart since the season's end. It must at least make you wonder just how safe Greenberg's job really is. More thoughts on this development later. Stay tuned.

Position Battle: Running Backs

Sizing up the running back battle at Virginia Tech. Who will replace David Wilson?

How The Pistol Would Look at Virginia Tech

How the Pistol Formation Would Look in Virginia Tech's offense. With videos!

Impressions from First Spring Scrimmage

Impressions from Hokies' first Spring scrimmage, which was dominated by defense. Check it out.

Softball Showdown: Florida State Preview


The Hokies' softball club has its biggest series in years this weekend when it hosts Florida State in a battle for the lead in the ACC.


Johnson Wagner shoots 79 at the Masters

Johnson Wagner struggled down the stretch at the Masters and is 10 shots off the current lead.

New Kid on the Block


A changing of the guard...greetings from the newest editor of Gobbler Country.


Greatest Moments in Lane Stadium History

How does Saturday's classic against Miami rank against other great games in Lane?

Three Future Hokies Hit the Hardwood on Thursday - My Thoughts


Blog Post -- Three Future Hokies hit the hardwood on Thursday - Player-by-player analysis


NC State Week at ACC Mania

On my blog, I've begun my preview for NC State, diving into a position-by-position breakdown of the Wolfpack. Yesterday was Offensive and Defensive Line, today is Linebackers and Wide Receivers.  h...

ESPN/Blue Ribbon call out Hokie's lack of "national contention," plus my farewell


ESPN/Blue Ribbon call out Hokie's lack of "national contention"

Jake Johnson resurfaces at South Alabama


Jake Johnson resurfaces at South Alabama


Wake Forest Week at ACC Mania

ACC Mania has begun its 2010 Football Preview with a team-by-team feature every week before the season. This week is Wake Forest week. Each day it will discuss a certain position unit. At the end...

Hokies might get second chance to dismantle Dominique Davis


Yes, that Dominique Davis, that was thrown to the wolves better known as the Virginia Tech defense in the 2008 ACC Championship Game, has resurfaced at East Carolina after transferring from...


Hokieball receives conference tournament slate

The Hokie baseball team found out it will play its first game of the ACC Tournament later than everyone but its opponent, Georgia Tech. The Hokies will play the Yellow Jackets at 8 p.m. on...

Virginia Tech baseball ends regular season on sour note


Virginia Tech swept by North Carolina in season's final weekend.

Blowout, Blowout, Blown out - Hokies take two of three from Duke


Blowout, Blowout, Blown out - Hokies take two of three from Duke.

Wates is an advanced college bat without a position. He's got a slight leak because he taps his...


Wates is an advanced college bat without a position. He's got a slight leak because he taps his front foot rather than striding, but otherwise has a great swing -- short to the ball with some loft and very good bat speed. He's a disciplined hitter and an above-average runner who shows good feel for the offensive side of the game. Wates has the speed and build to play centerfield, but has spent most of the spring playing first base and the rest playing left, leading to serious doubts as to whether he could play center in pro ball -- he lacks experience and hasn't shown good instincts at all when he has played the outfield. He can hit, and that makes him worth a gamble, but he's going to have to find a better spot than first base to be a big-league regular.

ESPN.com's Keith Law on Austin Wates' pro prospects. Law rates the Hokie utility player as the 24th best prospect for next month's MLB draft.
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