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Chris Hatcher is a graduate of Emory & Henry College with a B.A. in Mass Communications. A native of Abingdon, VA, Chris has a wealth of knowledge and experience in both the fields of sports and communications and has worked for Sirius XM Radio, SB Nation, The Norfolk Tides, The Bristol Herald Courier, WCYB-TV 5, and WABN.

On campus, Chris worked for every media organization at E&H, holding the Sports Editor position for the campus newspaper The Whitetopper for 3 years, the E&H yearbook, the Sphinx, and the communications department's news website EHCWired for 2 years; serving as the Sports Anchor for a year and for the last 2 years as a Co-Anchor of the campus television station EHC-TV, a blogger for E&H's PR Department's sports website, and the co-host of the show Sportographic Material this year and a play-by-play and color commentator for E&H football and men's and women's basketball for the last 4 years on WEHC 90.7. He is an aspiring sports commentator in basketball, football, soccer, or baseball.

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Pirates Looming: What To Know Before Gameday

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Virginia Tech Hokies (1-1) vs. East Carolina Pirates (2-0) Virginia Tech Offense vs. East Carolina Defense As I said in the Game Guide: On defense, East Carolina runs a 3-4 scheme. This is...

Better To Know An Opponent: East Carolina

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After taking a week hiatus from our Q & A series, we're back with Bonesville's Al Myatt. Make sure to check out all the good stuff they do. It's definitely one of the best ECU blogs out there. In...

Hokies Land 3/4-Star Shooting Guard Justin Bibbs

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Late last night, the Hokies picked up their first basketball commitment of the 2014 class in Montverde Academy (Fla.) shooting guard Justin Bibbs. Just got off the phone with Coach Johnson....

Alston Smith Moved From Defensive Tackle To Offensive Guard

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Alston Smith, the redshirt-freshman son of former Virginia Tech great and NFL Hall-of-Famer Bruce Smith, is moving from defensive tackle to offensive guard to provide depth at the position which should allow them to redshirt current freshman guard Parker Osterloh and perhaps even freshman tackle Wyatt Teller, another offensive lineman who made the transfer over from defensive tackle during fall camp. While it is not clear how much Smith will play, having another scholarship body on the line is a must after the losses the Hokies have suffered since the beginning of camp.

Marshall Rejoins Team, Returns To Practice

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Virginia Tech junior defensive tackle/end is now back and practicing with the football team today after taking a 22-day personal absence. As we originally reported via a source close to the...

Hokies Visiting Greenville To Face Familiar Foe

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Virginia Tech Hokies (1-1) vs. East Carolina Pirates (2-0) Time: 12 p.m. EDTDate: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013Place: Greenville, Nc.Stadium: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium(Cap: 50,000, Open: 1963, Field:...

Indoor Practice Facility Location Approved By BOV

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It appears the Virginia Tech Stadium Woods crisis has been averted after a long, drawn-out deliberation between those advocating for the new football practice facility to be built where the woods...

Bonner, Mangus And Young WR's Key In Tech Victory

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Virginia Tech was able to defeat the Western Carolina Catamounts in their home opener today by the score of 45-3, despite navigating several of their own issues. Logan Thomas, still far from...

Hokies Aim For First Win Of 2013 Vs. Catamounts

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Virginia Tech Hokies (0-1) vs. Western Carolina Catamounts (0-1) Time: 1:30 p.m. EDTDate: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013Place: Blacksburg, Va.Stadium: Lane Stadium/Worsham Field(Cap: 65,632, Open: 1965,...

What The Catamounts Have In Store For The Hokies

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While the Hokies should have an easier go of it in their home opener Saturday vs. Western Carolina, the Catamounts are playing their third consecutive game agains FBS opponents, including going up...

Where The Hokies Dropped The Ball Against Alabama

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For the third time in the five seasons I've been associated with the site, unfortunately the Hokies have started the season with a loss. While I can write about how much of a damper losing the...

Hokies Look To Rebound In A Big Way Vs. Catamounts

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Virginia Tech Hokies (0-1) vs. Western Carolina Catamounts (0-1) Time: 1:30 p.m. EDTDate: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013Place: Blacksburg, Va.Stadium: Lane Stadium/Worsham Field(Cap: 65,632, Open: 1965,...

Who Will Lead The Hokies On Defense In 2013?

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Earlier today we projected the Hokies 2013 offensive stats based on mathematical projections derived from the 2012 team's pace and based on the statistics from a year ago, factoring in player...

How Will The Hokies Fare On Offense In 2013

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A year ago I nearly published this same post, predicting the 2012 statistical numbers of the offensive players for Virginia Tech. Unfortunately, with the rush of gameday, I was unable to get it...

Facing Alabama Without J.C. Coleman

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Last night something that many Hokie fans had been anticipating throughout the day was finally announced by ESPN's Joe Schad. That something: that the Hokies would be without their starting or...

Hokies Vs. Tide: The 2013 Season Begins

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Alabama Crimson Tide at Virginia Tech Aug. 31, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Virginia Tech Hokies (0-0) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (0-0) Time: 5:30 p.m. EDTDate: Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013Place: Atlanta, Ga.S...

Uniform Review: Ranking The Hokies Digs In 2012

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With the 2013 season on the immediate horizon, we here at Gobbler Country want to wish a final farewell to the uniform combinations of 2012. Some we hope to have encountered for the last time, and...

A First Look: Virginia Tech Vs. Alabama

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Virginia Tech Hokies (0-0) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (0-0) Time: 5:30 p.m. EDTDate: Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013Place: Atlanta, Ga.Stadium: Georgia Dome(Cap: 71,228, Open: 1992, Field: FieldTurf)TV:...

Hokies To Wear Grey Jerseys Against Alabama

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The Hokies will apparently be wearing these monstrosities tomorrow night against Alabama. Generally the reaction so far has been mixed, ranging from indifference to calling it an eyesore. Thoughts?

Hokies Down Starting TE After Malleck Tears Labrum

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After rumors surfaced earlier this afternoon about the Hokies potentially losing another starting player due to injury, Hokiesports has just confirmed that starting tight end Ryan Malleck will miss...

Breaking Bama: The Game From A Bama Perspective

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This week our Q & A series takes place with Josh Howard of SB Nation's Alabama Crimson Tide blog, Roll Bama Roll. Make sure to check it out. In this Q & A session, we discuss the dominance of...

Breaking Down The Hokies And Tide Statistically

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After their worst season in two decades, the Hokies hope to open up the 2013 season with a win. The only thing in their way is the two-time defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide. No...

Breaking Down The Hokies 2013-2014 Schedule

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Yesterday afternoon Virginia Tech released their 2013-2014 basketball schedule, though some of the times have yet to be announced. The Hokies will open the season with four straight home games...

Analyzing The 2013 Hokies At Running Back

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In 2012, the Virginia Tech football team suffered through one of its worst years in recent memory, and part of that was their inability to have a productive running game. Quarterback Logan Thomas...

Are The Hokies In Trouble At The Whip?

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A former position of great influence for the Virginia Tech football program, the whip linebacker position has experienced several down years in a row since the departure of Cody Grimm. In that time...

Corey Marshall Taking Time Away From Football Team

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UPDATE: 8/19 ACCORDING TO AN E-MAIL FROM VIRGINIA TECH'S ASSOCIATE AD FOR FOOTBALL OPERATIONS, JOHN BALLEIN, AFTER TALKING IT OVER WITH COACH BEAMER AGAIN MONDAY, COREY WILL BE TAKING SOME PERSONAL...

Hokies Announce Multiple Season-Ending Injuries

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The worst news possible came down just minutes ago, as Virginia Tech has announced they will be without the services of projected starting WHIP linebacker Ronny Vandyke and last year's...

How Will The Offensive Line Fare In 2013?

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In 2012, the Hokies had one of the worst offensive lines of the bowl streak era for Frank Beamer, at least statistically. But watching the unit in action would tend to confirm those statistics....

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