| Aug 22, 2011
Go for the running backs
There might be a temptation to take Eagles quarterback Michael Vick early in your fantasy draft — the Michael Vick experience is a bigger thrill when he's on your team — but the first three...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 12:08 PM
The sting is going to last for quite some time.
Former University of Miami All-American Kenard Lang still was distraught Thursday night last week when asked about the allegations of major NCAA rules violations made against his alma mater.
| Aug 24, 2011
| 11:45 AM
The weather's begun to cool, and when the grass gets cut these days, it smells sweeter.
I first became aware of this mid-August phenomenon at the age of 12 or 13, when I started playing junior-league football. Mind you, the fragrance of the turf is a lot...
| Aug 28, 2011
The college football season has not even kicked off, and already it is overwhelmed by scandal. Fifteen members of the University of Miami team, which will play the University of Maryland on Labor Day in a nationally televised season opener, are being...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 6:43 AM
5 PLAYERS TO WATCH
QUINTON COPLES, NORTH CAROLINA
Sr. | 6-6 | 285 | DE
In his first season as a starter last fall, Coples made his presence felt with 15 1/2 tackles for loss, including 10 sacks, on his way to first team All-ACC.
| Aug 31, 2011
| 6:42 AM
The NCAA suspensions of eight Miami football players appear to have caused an understandable, though misguided, outrage in some quarters.
Among the questions: How can the NCAA allow all of these athletes to play most of this season? Where is the promised...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 4:18 PM
A 19th straight bowl appearance is a given. Ditto ACC Coastal Division contention. As is often the case, the overarching question surrounding Virginia Tech’s football team is:
Will the Hokies run the regular-season table?
Sure, the schedule is...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 3:26 PM
With its dizzying number of storylines, Monday night's Maryland-Miami game hardly feels like a season opener.
How can an early-September game — with the weather still warm and humid and students having barely arrived on campus — produce drama...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 10:02 PM
Several weeks ago, Maryland kicker Nick Ferrara said he vividly imagined himself kicking the winning field goal against Miami and sending his coach, Randy Edsall, home a winner in his Terps debut.
In his detailed daydream, Ferrara anticipated his kick...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 6:40 AM
Before the season I suspected that Virginia Tech and Virginia would sweep their respective non-conference games. That hunch looks better than ever today.
Two reasons: First, the Hokies and Cavaliers played pretty darn well in opening routs of Appalachian...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 5:37 AM
Transfers and suspensions can radically alter depth charts. Coaching staffs can change on a dime, witness North Carolina’s purging of Butch Davis last July.
But after Sunday’s deadline to declare for the NFL draft, now’s as good a...