Justin Cates

Justin Cates

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I'm a 2008 graduate of Virginia Tech where I majored in Communication with a minor in English. I was a writer and sports editor of our student run website Planet Blacksburg (http://planetblacksburg.com/). I made a habit of covering the Hokies football program and I followed the team all over the southeast both as a journalist and sometimes as an unruly fan. I had the privilege during college to take in many fantastic football venues including Notre Dame, LSU, Florida State and of course the friendly confines of Lane Stadium.

As much as I love Hokie football, I've always had a special place in my heart for Tech basketball. Cassell Coliseum is a special place and one of the most underrated home court advantages in the NCAA. Taking the ACC down a few pegs since our entrance into the conference has sure been fun for a "football school".

In addition to my articles on BR, I've been running Stars & Slights (http://starsandslights.blogspot.com/), a blog co-founded and maintained by my longtime friend and conspirator Brian Chester, who also writes for BR. There in addition to sports we delve into music and politics and general tomfoolery.

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  • g t posted 1445 days ago

    g t

    Where ya been Justin?

    Anyway, I'd wish you good luck tonight but you won't need it.

    Rollus Tidus

  • Andrew Brining posted 1666 days ago

    Andrew Brining

    Getting a little turned around here, so I apologize if this is redundant but thanks for the edits on the Tebow piece.

    The extra set of eyes is much appreciated.

    Andrew

  • Walter Cronkite
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/221536-treading-near-greatness-a-tribute-to-walter-cronkite

    A Salute to a Young Journalist
    B/R scribe attended the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
    http://www.www.bleacherreport.com/articles/220619-remembering-walter-cronkite-first-reporting-in-sports

  • Dann Khan posted 1896 days ago

    Dann Khan

    Hey mate.
    Did my first slide show today. It is supposed to be humor. Tell me if you like it

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/197755-looking-at-sports-once-again-when-it-sickens-me#page/13

  • Lance Blackwater posted 1903 days ago

    Lance Blackwater

    Justin,
    I have been writing a series taking an in depth look at the Bills, their offseason moves and how I think it will affect their chances at a Super Bowl run. I would like you to have a look at it and let me know what you think.

    Thanks,
    Lance

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/193204-buffalo-bills-breakdown-keys-to-victory-part-three-running-wide-open

  • Kyle Richardson posted 1906 days ago

    Kyle  Richardson

    Hey Justin,

    Check out this new story which highlights Dominic Rhodes interview with Toronto's The Fan 590 this morning:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/190714-rhodes-brings-his-championship-mentality-from-indy-to-buffalo

  • Marcus Johnson posted 1919 days ago

    Marcus Johnson

    Thanks for the articles on the Bills.