| Nov 28, 2014
Three days before this season's opening game, Virginia Tech announced a two-year contract extension for iconic football coach Frank Beamer. The Hokies promptly dismissed William and Mary and, a week later, upset No. 8 Ohio State on the road.
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Rumors of the death of the Rose Bowl game are, once again, greatly exaggerated. The old girl hasn't lost a step.
That's true, even though college football will play for the big title elsewhere to end this season. And probably elsewhere for seasons to...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Homecomings are a college football ritual, replete with memories, reflection and fellowship. Saturday was mine, in more ways than one, and it came on a grand stage:
The 115th Army-Navy game.
Much to my father’s regret, his only child was neither...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes.
| Oct 29, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE — From his polygamous grandfather to his accomplished parents to his accidental path to prep school, Virginia left tackle Sadiq Olanrewaju weaves quite the personal story, one that could go viral if he joins the short list of...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Until this week there was no question about the greatest defeat in the history of Mississippi football.
It is etched in Rebels lore: Oct. 4, 1969.
That was the night Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning was magnificent in a 33-32 loss to Alabama at...
| Nov 6, 2014
The College Football Playoff selection committee's consensus is either Mensa-caliber genius or more troubling than fourth-and-40.
Since both of the panel's rankings have virtually mirrored my ballot for the Football Writers Association of America...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 4:27 PM
This is the story of a journey that began 10 months ago.
The trip was filled with unexpected twists and turns. I'm not going to lie, there were some tears were shed, but, in the end, it was worth it.
For you see, it was 10 months ago that I began...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 1:23 PM
The bedsheet banner, hanging outside a Jamerson Center window, begged him to stay.
"Dutch Don't Go We Need U"
But Dale T. "Dutch" Baughman is a cowboy by birth and a rebel at heart. After six contentious months as Virginia Tech's athletic director, he...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Virginia Tech's football game Saturday against Pittsburgh reminds and foreshadows. We recall Big East clashes that showcased Larry Fitzgerald, Antonio Bryant and Michael Vick, and anticipate annual collisions in the ACC.
Those yearly Coastal Division...
| Mar 15, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Olivier Hanlan's season-high was 26 points. So the notion of the Boston College freshman scoring 26 more than Erick Green on Thursday bordered on preposterous.
Green, after all, leads the nation in scoring. He is the ACC...