| Feb 19, 2015
| 6:00 AM
The end of the bench overflowed with Cal State Northridge basketball players dressed in sweats, the line of chairs snaking from the scorer's table to the corner of the court.
A full bench, and near-empty bench. Only three of the players were actually in...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 5:15 PM
What's in a name
Ed: I'm calling in reference to an article of today's newspaper. It has to do with the STEAM Academy located at Fort Monroe. For some reason this feels like déjà vu all over again. I thought we agreed that when you use an acronym in an...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 9:42 AM
Virginia has won 20 consecutive home basketball games. Moreover, the Cavaliers have won 20 straight at John Paul Jones Arena versus ACC opponents.
Duke’s home winning streak was 41 games prior to last week’s loss to Miami. Virginia Tech...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:01 AM
Virginia endured its second-worst shooting night of the season Saturday, missed 12-of-14 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc and lost the rebounding battle. Hardly a promising victory formula against the nation’s ninth-ranked team and a Hall of...
| Feb 10, 2015
As the final seconds of his milestone victory melted away, the capacity crowd rose and chanted his name. Dean Smith was about to become major college basketball's all-time winningest coach, and his North Carolina Tar Heels, leading Colorado by 17 points,...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 6:36 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Sitting near the end of the bench for the entire second half with his left hand in a bandage, Justin Anderson wasn’t going to be No. 3 Virginia’s hero against Louisville.
Maybe U.Va. will soon find itself in a bind...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 8:58 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE – As a 13-point lead evaporated to four in the waning moments Saturday night, Virginia faithful couldn’t help but think: Is this Duke all over again?
Then came a subtle, veteran move that embodies these Cavaliers, one that...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 3:16 PM
Right around the time the calendar flipped to 2015, Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino was seeking something extra out of his team on defense.
Nevermind the fact Pitino has long been one of the game's most effective practitioners of defensive...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 1:10 AM
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:17 PM
It’s been a while since coach Buzz Williams has seen a stretch like the one Virginia Tech is about to confront, but at least he’s no stranger to it.
That’s more than can be said for his young team in Blacksburg. They’re about...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 2:26 PM
With six Final Fours and nine ACC tournament finals on his résumé, Karl Hess’ officiating chops are beyond reproach. But I never cared for his confrontational style, and it’s exactly that approach that led the conference to bench him....