| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:38 AM
Contrasting commissioner John Swofford’s cautious optimism, Duke athletic director Kevin White is unabashedly bullish on the oft-discussed potential of a cable television channel dedicated to ACC sports.
I interviewed White earlier this week for a...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:10 PM
This season marks the 25th anniversary of the "Flying Illini" and their remarkable run to the 1989 Final Four.
Entering the NCAA tournament that year as the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, the Illini defeated McNeese State, Ball State, Louisville...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:44 AM
When it comes to men's basketball strength and national exposure, the rich have gotten richer in the Atlantic Coast Conference with the introduction of Syracuse, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh to a family that already includes Duke, North Carolina and...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:55 PM
During a media session prior to the February 2009 Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin pointed at me and said, "You owe me for getting you a week's vacation in Tampa."
Tomlin was right. Sort of....
| Mar 15, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Other than finishing the weekend with a win against Duke, and possibly securing a long shot opportunity to nail down a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, Virginia may have overachieved its way out of one-up chances this season.
It’s hard to...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:32 PM
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sitting in the Greensboro Coliseum locker room Sunday afternoon with his Atlantic Coast Conference championship baseball cap spun backward, television cameras caught the youthful, beaming grin of London Perrantes as he discussed...
| Mar 17, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Justin Anderson is the consummate ham, a natural performer with the panache, eloquence and wit to command a basketball court, locker room or social occasion.
But when ACC commissioner John Swofford attempted to hand Anderson the...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:24 PM
The NCAA tournament starts Tuesday in Dayton and ends on a Monday near Dallas. Among the 68 teams, none from Indiana made it, but one from North Dakota did. The race is on to reach four regional hubs: Anaheim, Indianapolis, Memphis and New York. Will your...
| Mar 19, 2014
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech basketball boasts a lavish practice complex, committed administration and a five-year stretch in which the Hokies hovered near the top of the ACC. But when measured by the sport's most precious commodity, Tech ranks last...
| Mar 20, 2014
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Forget the bracketologist-in-chief. The sour puss-in-chief said Wednesday he'd pick Michigan State, Louisville, Florida and Arizona to advance to the NCAA Tournament Final Four.
"Those are the four best teams going into the...
| Mar 20, 2014
Mike Krzyzewski is fond of referring to the basketball gods, seemingly mystical forces that produce irresistible storylines and results, especially in March. Well, when the gods punch the clock for the opening week of the NCAA tournament, here's hoping...