| 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...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 10:28 PM
Seminole County might want to go ahead and put in an early public-works requisition for resurfacing major roadways next year.
There is going to be quite a bit of extra traffic, especially in the next few months, on roads such as Ronald Reagan Boulevard,...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 3, 2013
| 12:42 AM
As Terrell Lewis receives more college-football scholarship offers, each one starts to fill him with a little more pride.
At first, it was more about braggadocio; an ego boost, if you will. It was also an arrival of sorts, meaning someone finally...
| 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 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...
| 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,...
| 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...