| Oct 1, 2014
Condoleezza Rice knows consensus-building. Tom Osborne and Pat Haden know championship-caliber teams. Mike Tranghese knows selection-committee procedures and metrics.
In short, the College Football Playoff has assembled a stellar cast to determine the...
| May 10, 2011
| 4:02 PM
As coaching trees go, Mike Krzyzewski's is hardly a towering pine. It's not Charlie Brown's Christmas shrub, but suffice to say the branches could use some work.
All of which add intrigue to Jeff Capel's return to Duke and the perennial speculation as to...
| 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...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 4:13 PM
With four national championships in the last 11 seasons, two Hall of Fame coaches, unrivaled heritage and beaucoup future pros, North Carolina and Duke bigfoot ACC basketball.
"People are always going to talk about Duke and North Carolina, as they...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 4:48 PM
Notre Dame and the ACC talked in 2003, and their discussions ended amicably and predictably — the school passed on all-sports membership in the name of its storied football independence.
Eight years later, in the wake of radical conference...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 7:42 PM
When Virginia Tech defeated Texas in the 1995 Sugar Bowl, Frank Beamer cautioned Hokies faithful not to expect similar success every year.
"I think we've got a chance to be a top program year in and year out," he said. "But every year certainly isn't...
| May 9, 2013
Last year, Davidson declined an invitation to join the Colonial Athletic Association. This week, the Wildcats accepted membership in the Atlantic 10.
Ah, the power of television and men's basketball.
Both the Richmond-based CAA and Newport News-...
| Dec 21, 2014
Tommy Amaker is more dreamer than pragmatist. Always has been.
He believed that Mike Krzyzewski, with little more than Chicago toughness, a West Point education and Bob Knight's endorsement, could coach Duke basketball back to national prominence....
| Jan 7, 2012
| 7:00 PM
Jontel Evans' defensive aim is blessedly simple: Be a pest.
Hedges and switches? Slides and double-teams? Evans leaves the nuances to his coach, Tony Bennett.
The combination is blending perfectly this season, never more so than Saturday night, when...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Maddening as college football's postseason is, fairness dictates one concession: It's better than it used to be.
Time was when bowls finalized matchups in mid-November. Time was when the champions of the Big Ten, Pacific 12, Big 12 and Southeastern...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 9:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS — The most bizarre minute of football you're likely to witness erased a half of domination and sent them to the locker room trailing by four points.
An early, third-quarter turnover and touchdown deepened the hole to 11 points.