| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 3:05 PM
The video game is 40.
Its exact birthday is arguable. Cultural historians likely would date its origins further back, roughly a decade or two; prototypes of arcade games flourished in university computer labs in the 1950s. But “Pong,” the...
| 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...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Los Angeles looks lush.
But as often noted, it is actually an arid wasteland where nothing but artifice and self-interest sprouts naturally. That's the cynical, archetypal reading. For instance, two thirds of the way into Nathanael West's cynical,...
| Jan 6, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — From player introductions to final horn Saturday, Virginia Tech's ACC basketball opener was bleak.
The Hokies shot poorly, defended worse and used only six scholarship players against a Maryland squad that may be the...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:45 AM
The Fighting Irish will soon find themselves among Tarheels, Blue Devils and Hurricanes.
The University of Notre Dame announced Wednesday that it would accept an invitation to join the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The university’s football...
| 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...
| 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...