| Jul 16, 2014
It may be a longer, hotter summer for the gun freaks than they have had in some time — mainly the National Rifle Association, which approaches every election with a strategy to oppose everything and dole out money only to candidates who pledge...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 11:18 AM
The annual media pilgrimage to Greensboro, N.C. to interrogate Atlantic Coast Conference football coaches and players regarding the coming season is upon us.
For Virginia coach Mike London and Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, there's a lot to get...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:45 PM
When Kevin Jones first arrived on Virginia Tech’s campus in the fall of 2001, he was as confident and well-prepared as any freshman athlete that ever came to Blacksburg.
Not only was he considered by most recruiting analysts the No. 1 football...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Tuition jumped by 5.2 percent on average at public four-year colleges and universities and by 4.6 percent at community colleges, according to data released Wednesday by the State Council on Higher Education for Virginia.
According to Kirsten Nelson, a...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:50 PM
NEWPORT, R.I. — The weight of modern athletic history, one made all the heavier by the bottomless moneybags of network television, is against him and his league. Deep down, Mike Aresco must know this.
Yet it didn't stop the American Athletic...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:25 PM
NEWPORT, R.I. — Central Florida reaped the benefits of the American Athletic Conference's automatic BCS bid last year and defeated Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl. After a marquee win and developing quarterback Blake Bortles, the No. 3 overall pick in the...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:47 PM
New Virginia Tech president Tim Sands’ assertion last week that the school’s mandatory student fee for athletics is the lowest among state public institutions is not only correct but also understated.
Sands’ comments came during an...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Josh Sweat's days as a man of mystery on area high school football fields didn't last long. He was destined to be noticed.
Sweat opened last season on ESPNU in Oscar Smith High's 42-2 win against Lake Taylor as an imposing unknown towering on the edge...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Though Virginia quarterback David Watford appears to have redeemed himself after failing to meet some offseason expectations, it remains to be seen if he will or won’t face team-mandated discipline early in the season.
At the end of spring...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:43 AM
Construction has started on the new Whole Foods grocery store that will anchor the mixed-use section of the Tech Center at Oyster Point, the Timmons Group announced.
Primary developer W.M. Jordan Co. in Newport News is working with S.J. Collins...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In recent months, I've been concerned about the level of credence being given to some reports covering honey bees and colony decline, especially those that claim that a bee-apocalypse is coming and that bees will most definitely be extinct within a few...