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  • CUSA preview: key non-conference games to watch in 2015

    CUSA preview: key non-conference games to watch in 2015
    Like most conferences in the Group of 5, Conference USA is hoping a strong showing against non-conference opponents will go far in strengthening their league’s overall appearance. That said, here are five key non-conference games to watch in 2015:...
  • In a first, NFL offers Sarah Thomas a game official job, insider says

    In a first, NFL offers Sarah Thomas a game official job, insider says
    The call came from one retired NFL game official to another. Joe Haynes, who had moved on to scouting officiating prospects, phoned Gerry Austin, then coordinator of officials for Conference USA. "Gerry," Haynes said, "I've got a high school official...
  • Sunday's local colleges roundup: ODU, W&M and CNU baseball teams overpower opponents

    Baseball: Connor Myers, Josh Eldridge and Jason McMurray each had three hits and three RBI to lead Old Dominion past Charlotte 15-1 in seven innings. Eldridge and Mike Perez also scored three runs each and McMurray scored twice for the host Monarchs...
  • Saturday's multi-sport college and local roundup: No. 21 CNU sweeps softball doubleheader at No. 2 Salisbury

    COLLEGES: Softball: Christopher Newport ranked 21st in Division III, swept No. 2 Salisbury by 7-1 and 13-2 scores Saturday in a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader in Maryland. Salisbury (20-3, 8-2) had given up only 23 runs all season until...
  • Coaching changes sure to be central at Nike event in Hampton next weekend

     Coaching changes sure to be central at Nike event in Hampton next weekend
    Six years ago, Virginia hired Tony Bennett as its basketball coach. He replaced Dave Leitao, whom the Cavaliers fired four seasons after luring him from DePaul. Bennett's first hire at Virginia was Ritchie McKay, who relocated to Charlottesville after two...
  • On The Fly: Tiger Will Make Masters Even More Enjoyable

    The world's 96th-ranked golfer announced he will play in the Masters next week, and that's big news because his name is Tiger Woods. The appearance at Augusta National will end a nine-week layoff for Woods, 39, whose game has been a mess over the past...
  • NFL hiring Sarah Thomas as its first permanent female official, sources say

    NFL hiring Sarah Thomas as its first permanent female official, sources say
    In a groundbreaking move, the NFL is hiring Sarah Thomas as its first female permanent official for regular-season games, according to sources. A former official for Conference USA football games, Thomas joins the NFL along with seven other officials...
  • UM holds off Temple, advances to NIT title game

    UM holds off Temple, advances to NIT title game
    Miami had plenty of reasons to fold. Starting point guard and playmaker Angel Rodriguez didn’t play due to a lingering wrist injury. Soon after Tonye Jekiri showed signs he could dominate the paint, he took an elbow to the head and was...
  • DePaul's hiring of Dave Leitao comes as a surprise — even to Leitao

    DePaul's hiring of Dave Leitao comes as a surprise — even to Leitao
    This wasn't a case of out with the old and in with the old, DePaul athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto insisted. Still, there was something of a surprise party held at the school's student center Monday afternoon when Dave Leitao was introduced...
  • Tucson, Little Rock reportedly latest to join bowl mix

    Tucson, Little Rock reportedly latest to join bowl mix
    It appears the bowl schedule will get a little more crowded as Tucson, Arizona and Little Rock, Arkansas are the latest cities to reportedly host a bowl game in 2015. Both cities have shown 'strong interest' in hosting postseason games according to...
  • Saturday's local interest college basketball roundup: VCU ends three-game slide, but Richmond gains A-10 bye

    Treveon Graham scored 23 points in his final game at the Siegel Center as VCU ended a three-game losing streak with a 71-60 victory against George Mason on Saturday. Still playing with a brace on the left ankle he sprained in mid-January, Graham...