| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:08 PM
Michael Phelps, Jessica Long among winners
Michael Phelps won two ESPY Awards on Wednesday night at the annual ceremony in Los Angeles, topping the "Best Male Olympian" and "Best Record Breaking Performance" categories, and Jessica Long...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: I hope you and the media start a campaign to stop the NCAA scheduling these massacre football games. It is a scam, a sham and a shame. . . . Urban Meyer has the guts leading, 55-0, to go for it on fourth and six? He...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Six of the nine area teams still alive in the boys basketball playoffs are done with home-court advantage.
Evans, Winter Park, Oviedo, Lake Minneola, First Academy and Foundation Academy will travel for region finals this week, all playing for a spot in...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Grammy Award-winning musicologist Art Rosenbaum knows a good thing when he hears it.
Yet in addition to the finely tuned ear with which he earned an award for best historical album in 2008, the University of Georgia professor has such a keen eye that...
| Jan 5, 2014
During one of his final staff meetings as Virginia Tech's athletic director, Jim Weaver revealed how much pain he was enduring, how Parkinson's disease and two failing hips had not only fast-tracked his retirement but also compromised basic, daily living....
| Oct 14, 2013
Americans have long turned to the "Dummies" and "Complete Idiot's Guide" series to fill in their know-how gaps. Each edition provides explanations and tips in easy to understand, systematic fashion.
The tongue-in-cheek titles succeed because they're...
| Nov 20, 2013
Last season, Duke reached its first bowl since 1994, snapped an eight-game losing streak to rival North Carolina and earned David Cutcliffe ACC coach of the year honors. Less than 12 months later, it all seemed a mirage.
The Blue Devils were 0-2 in...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 1:07 PM
In the wake of its expansion, the ACC expects more television revenue from ESPN. The network, in turn, wants more conference football and men's basketball games.
How many more, and how newcomers Syracuse and Pittsburgh will affect the ACC's divisional...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 11:36 AM
Reflecting their generations and experiences, Frank Beamer and Mike London have contrasting views of major college football's future playoff.
Beamer in 1999 coached Virginia Tech to the national championship game, staged at the Sugar Bowl. His Hokies...
| 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...
| May 15, 2013
Bold non-conference schedules will serve Virginia Tech, Virginia and the ACC well as college football drives toward the playoff era. The challenge is in balancing that ambition with business and competitive concerns.
Strength-of-schedule has long been a...