| Nov 28, 2009
Al Groh coaches the University of Virginia's football team for the last time today against the most fitting opponent.
No rival, trend or event more defined Groh's nine seasons. None contributed more to his demise.
Groh guided the...
| Jan 24, 2010
For a guy who thought he'd only be spending about five to eight minutes per game on the floor while wearing the uniform of the nation's most elite prep boys basketball team, this season has been an eye-opening experience for Keith Hornsby.
As it turns...
| Aug 30, 2009
Nov. 3, 1984 — Virginia 27, West Virginia 7. En route to their first bowl bid, the Cavaliers earned their first national ranking in 32 years by manhandling the No. 12 Mountaineers in Morgantown. West Virginia had just defeated Boston College (...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 2:35 PM
By any standard, this was the best regular season in Colonial Athletic Association basketball history. Now comes the hard part.
Authoring an equally riveting postseason.
The challenge starts with the conference tournament, which runs Friday-Monday at...
| Jun 9, 2010
| 5:37 PM
- Nebraska's Big 10 decision could come by Friday
- ACC might have to act to save schools or expand
- Can you see an ACC with West Virginia or Connecticut?
Concluding yet another what-if conversation about conference realignment Tuesday, a plugged-...
| Jun 19, 2010
| 12:45 PM
Gene Corrigan is 82 years young, plays tennis three times a week and is as sharp as the day he took command of the ACC in 1987.
If today's crop of conference leaders were as sage, college athletics might well have been spared the past month of...
| Feb 2, 2010
The ACC's weekend included a signature win for Virginia, a squandered opportunity for Virginia Tech, and the conference's alleged best team getting crunched in front of the First Fan.
Further confirmation that this season ACC hoops rests on brand and...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Unlike the 24-7-365 bracketologists who populate cyberspace, I refrain from serious NCAA tournament field projections until late February or early March.
More for sanity and domestic bliss than anything. A double-feature of "The Fighter" and "The King'...
| Nov 27, 2010
| 3:53 PM
Firsts are rare when a football rivalry dates to 1895, but Virginia Tech made history Saturday with its beatdown of Virginia.
Never had the Hokies housed the Cavaliers by four touchdowns or more in consecutive seasons.
They have now.
| Nov 29, 2010
| 2:56 PM
Virginia Tech's possible bowl opponents include both schools embroiled in the Cam Newton mess, a traditional and occasionally loathed rival, the presumptive No. 1 pick of April's NFL draft and Frank Beamer's son.
The Hokies' postseason destination is...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 10:46 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — No one believes Virginia Tech's extraordinary football consistency rates with Florida State's unrivaled dynasty.
Not Cheryl Beamer, the Marching Virginians or the Hokie Bird himself.
But with their return to the ACC...