Class of 2017

Cornell Brown, a native of Lynchburg, VA and graduate of Virginia Tech, is considered by many to be the first high-profile recruit of the Frank Beamer era. Brown, a defensive end, started four seasons for the Hokies and helped them to a 37-11 overall record, four-straight bowl games and a pair of BIG EAST Conference […]

Franklin "Frankie" Allen, a native of Charlottesville, VA and graduate of Roanoke College, is considered to be one of the most prolific college basketball players in Virginia Intercollegiate Basketball History. In 1967, Allen became the first African American male to attend Roanoke College. He led the Maroons to its first NCAA Tournament berth as a […]

Lawrence Burton, a native of Melfa, VA and graduate of Purdue University, was an All-American flanker and first round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints in 1975. Burton was also a world-class sprinter who finished fourth in the 200 meters in the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. In 1974, Burton starred for […]

Dean Ehlers was the first director of athletics for James Madison University, a position he held for 22 years. When he arrived at JMU in 1971, it was a small program without football, a conference affiliation, athletics grants-in-aid and with limited athletics facilities. Now, it is nationally recognized program. Many notable events happened during Ehlers’ […]

Robert Pratt, Jr., a native of Richmond, VA, started his football career at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond where he eventually earned a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970. At UNC, he started at left tackle and helped the team win two ACC Championships in 1971 and 1972. […]

Bill Roth, a native of Pittsburgh, PA is most famous for the refrain, "From the blue waters of the Chesapeake Bay to the hills of Tennessee, the Virginia Tech Hokies are on the air!" Roth has been considered the "Voice of the Hokies" and  has begun every Tech sports radio broadcast with that refrain since […]

Dick Tarrant retired with the most wins in the University of Richmond’s history in March of 1993. In twelve seasons as head basketball coach, he amassed 240 wins. Additionally, Tarrant guided his team to nine post-season tournaments, five NCAA and four NIT. Richmond had never been to post-season play before his arrival, and they made […]