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Robert Irby

Robert Irby

Born and raised in Radford, Virginia (hometown of the man himself, Mike Young), I am a lifelong Hokie. A member of Virginia Tech's Class of 2019, I currently reside in Charlotte, North Carolina. Two of my greatest loves are writing and Hokie athletics, so an opportunity to be a Scribe of Saturday was exactly what I needed. I have written for the Independent Tribune in Concord, NC, as well as Joe Gibbs Racing, the Tech Lunch Pail and Fansided. I hope one day to write for ESPN, The Athletic, Fox Sports, The Ringer or one of the like. In addition to watching/writing about sports, I enjoy drinking craft beer and playing golf.

graduation '19, Public Relations
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The QB Conundrum
Football

The QB Conundrum

In this article, we look at what is going wrong with the Virginia Tech quarterbacks

By Robert Irby | September 27
Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat #10 UNC
Football

Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat #10 UNC

Here are three reasons why the Hokies will knock off the #10 Tar Heels on Friday night!

By Robert Irby | September 02
Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat Virginia
Sports

Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat Virginia

Can the Hokies bring the Cup home? Find out why in this article!

By Robert Irby | December 10
Quit Crying. It's HATE WEEK!
Sports

Quit Crying. It's HATE WEEK!

Despite how tough this season has been, the Hokies are playing UVA on Saturday. Let's go through some history to get you through Hate Week!

By Robert Irby | December 07
Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat Clemson
Sports

Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat Clemson

This could happen, right? Check out three extremely realistic reasons why Virginia Tech could beat Clemson.

By Robert Irby | December 03
Sons of Weekly Basketball Columns! Week One
Sports

Sons of Weekly Basketball Columns! Week One

Robert Irby hits you with the first edition of his weekly basketball column! Check out his thoughts on a HUGE week of Hokie Basketball!

By Robert Irby | November 30
Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat Miami
Sports

Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat Miami

Last season, the Hokies faced Miami with their backs against the wall following an embarrassing loss. The Hokies came away with the win, could they do it again? Here are three reasons why they…

By Robert Irby | November 12
Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat Liberty
Sports

Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat Liberty

The Hokies are looking to keep the momentum going against Liberty. Will they get it done this week?

By Robert Irby | November 05
Revisiting the Road to Contention: Where VT Stands Midway Through the 2020 Season
Sports

Revisiting the Road to Contention: Where VT Stands Midway Through the 2020 Season

Is Virginia Tech on track to become a National Contender again? We try to answer that question here.

By Robert Irby | November 02
Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat Louisville
Sports

Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat Louisville

The Hokies are looking to rebound after a brutal loss to Wake Forest. Here are three reasons why VT could get that bounce-back win against Louisville.

By Robert Irby | October 29
Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat Wake Forest
Sports

Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat Wake Forest

Another North Carolina school awaits Virginia Tech this weekend. Check out three reasons why the Hokies will take care of business against Wake Forest

By Robert Irby | October 21
The Key Tré: How opponents have defended Tré Turner this season
Sports

The Key Tré: How opponents have defended Tré Turner this season

Tre Turner is one of the most beloved players on the Hokie roster, known for his propensity for big plays. There have been very few of those plays this season. Take a look at why…

By Robert Irby | October 20
Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat BC
Sports

Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat BC

Will the Hokies bounce back this week? Check out three reasons why Boston College should be VERY worried to play an angry Hokie squad.

By Robert Irby | October 15
A Breath of Rationality: Some Reactions from a Tough Loss
Sports

A Breath of Rationality: Some Reactions from a Tough Loss

Let's look together at some rational reactions to the Hokie football we witnessed this past Saturday.

By Robert Irby | October 12
Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat Duke
Sports

Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat Duke

Feeling good about the game this week? Check out three reasons why the Hokies will win.

By Robert Irby | September 30
Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat NC State
Sports

Three Reasons Why Virginia Tech Could Beat NC State

Here are three reasons why the Hokies could beat the Wolfpack on Saturday

By Robert Irby | September 22
Hokies Most Likely to Earn #1 Jersey
Sports

Hokies Most Likely to Earn #1 Jersey

Who will wear the #1 jersey this year? We break down some potential candidates

By Robert Irby | September 08
Three Hokies Primed for a Breakout Season
Sports

Three Hokies Primed for a Breakout Season

There are three (maybe four?) players on Virginia Tech's roster primed for a breakout season. Check out who those guys are.

By Robert Irby | August 31
Top 50 Hokies Spotlight: Frank Loria
Alumni

Top 50 Hokies Spotlight: Frank Loria

Top 50 Hokies Spotlight on Frank Loria, one of four Hokie football players with his number retired.

By Robert Irby | August 11
Trevor Lawrence Breaks Twitter: Making Sense of It All
Sports

Trevor Lawrence Breaks Twitter: Making Sense of It All

What to make of Trevor Lawrence's earth-shattering Twitter movement

By Robert Irby | August 10
Top 50 Hokies Spotlight: Breaking Barriers
Alumni

Top 50 Hokies Spotlight: Breaking Barriers

Take a look at some of the Hokies who broke down numerous race and gender walls to help the university become what it is today.

By Robert Irby | August 06
The Road to Contention: A Deep Dive Into How VT Can Become Great Again
Sports

The Road to Contention: A Deep Dive Into How VT Can Become Great Again

How can the Hokies get back to national relevancy? We look at three examples that help find that answer.

By Robert Irby | July 17
Top 50 Hokie Spotlight: Angela Tincher O'Brien
Alumni

Top 50 Hokie Spotlight: Angela Tincher O'Brien

One of the Top 50 Hokies of All Time, Angela Tincher

By Robert Irby | July 16
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