Grubb, Whitesell and Hurd hurting for their school

The Virginia Tech massacre is an American tragedy. For Virginia Tech graduates Darian Grubb, Brian Whitesell and Caleb Hurd, it hit even closer to home, writes Marty Smith.

Updated: April 18, 2007, 10:42 PM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- The sandy-white walls in Darian Grubb's office on the Hendrick Motorsports campus are completely bare, save for a solitary, framed piece of artwork in the middle of the wall, to the left, just inside the door. It was a gift from his wife earlier this year when he became a full-time crew chief, a celebratory, congratulatory link between past and future.

The piece is a rendering of Burruss Hall, the top administrative building on the Virginia Tech campus. It is ...

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