| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:09 PM
The sports fan in me died Sept. 9, 1972. Forty two years later, it isn't difficult to make such an admission. The hard part is admitting the sports fan in me returned from the dead in the waning days of 2014.
Growing up in the 1960s as a fan of the...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Erin Chastain could see this coming, bit by bit, since taking over a DePaul women's soccer program that had failed to win a Big East match the season before she became head coach in 2007.
"We felt we had a group that could do some things this year,"...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The Southeastern Conference had a bad day … wait, is it even legal to type those words?
The nation’s loudest football congregation was riding high Tuesday when it put three schools in the top four of the first College Football Playoff...
| 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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:18 PM
It has been three years and eight months since Darrun Hilliard last blessed the Lehigh Valley with his tremendous basketball skills and determination.
He then donned the No. 32 jersey for Liberty High School in the PIAA Class 4A playoffs.
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Jessica January came to DePaul in 2013 from suburban Minneapolis with an impressive array of athletic and classroom credentials.
She was an all-state guard who had taken her Richfield High School basketball team to the state tournament for the first...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:33 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mike Krzyzewski arrived at Duke in 1980, and during his first decade there, ACC basketball showcased the likes of Michael Jordan, Ralph Sampson, Mark Price, James Worthy, Len Bias and Johnny Dawkins. So pardon Krzyzewski for...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 4:08 PM
On that magical Sunday in Norfolk,Va., last November, Roisin Upton talked about fatigue and the cold and wind. The UConn field hockey team had gone 100 minutes a few nights earlier, with little substitution, to outlast North Carolina in an overtime...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:47 PM
A wise man wrote last July, "The BCS was a torture chamber to the Pac-12 and the league should rejoice its death."
Wait, that was me!
The first playoff season is off to a beautiful-mess start, with the 12-person selection committee trying to white-...
| Jan 29, 2011
| 10:44 AM
Virginia Tech and Miami entered the ACC together in the spring of 2004. The merger hinged not on basketball, or volleyball, cross country or tennis for that matter.
No, ACC expansion was about one sport, the cash-cow sport — football.
| Oct 21, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Tom Thibodeau grew up in Connecticut a fan of the Patriots, especially favorite player Sam "Bam" Cunningham. But the Bulls coach really turns into a kid again describing the current leader of his boyhood team.
"I don't know that there's a better football...