| Oct 18, 2011
| 1:16 PM
A week ago, William and Mary's postseason football prospects were grim. The offense was stagnant, the quarterback was in street clothes, and the schedule was barbed-wire nasty.
Other than that, Jimmye Laycock, how's your day?
Today, the offense has...
| Feb 6, 2013
NORFOLK — Old Dominion's firing of basketball coach Blaine Taylor on Tuesday was equal parts sad, awkward and unusual.
Unusual because athletic director Wood Selig and university president John Broderick appeared at a news conference but...
| 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 24, 2015
| 3:58 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — Omar Prewitt stole the ball from his fanny, Terry Tarpey while in midair. And even with victory assured, Daniel Dixon elevated for a highlight-reel blocked shot.
Such defensive intensity, nearly from start to finish, and in stark...
| Mar 11, 2014
BALTIMORE — They were superb, resilient and wildly entertaining. But after more than two hours of March theater that careened from dramatic to agonizing and back again, William and Mary's basketball players and coaches were crushed.
| 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...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 9:58 PM
Paupers ruled state college basketball last season. While princes Virginia and Virginia Tech watched from afar, a record five teams from the commonwealth — Hampton, Old Dominion, Richmond, George Mason and, most famously, VCU — made the NCAA...
| Dec 3, 2014
Virginia, William and Mary and Old Dominion reunite with former conference rivals, while Virginia Tech encounters the nation's No. 3 scorer, making Wednesday's area college basketball banquet quite enticing.
Start with the Hokies, 4-2 under first-year...
| Dec 18, 2014
NORFOLK — Old Dominion tamed VCU’s press, solved Richmond’s matchup zones and survived LSU’s size. Wednesday’s home game against Georgia State offered a drastically different challenge:
The nation’s highest-scoring...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 9:03 PM
Hampton Coliseum and Norfolk Scope, our region's largest arenas, are functional at best. They are old, unappealing and lack prevailing amenities.
A chairback seat, box of popcorn and supersized soda for the rank-and-file? Sure.
A well-appointed suite,...