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  • ECU is Virginia Tech's most intriguing nonconference game

    This week's American Athletic Conference preseason football gathering reinforced two thoughts: The league's annual Newport, R.I., clambake towers above all media days, and East Carolina is Virginia Tech's most intriguing non-conference game. Not the...
  • Teel Time: After baffling Ohio State, Virginia Tech defense prepares for ECU spread

    Ruffin McNeill knows from experience the perils of game-planning against Bud Foster. But if he needs a reminder this week, he need only call Urban Meyer. Virginia Tech’s renowned defensive coordinator, Foster outwitted Meyer and his Ohio State...
  • Wilder welcomes expectations as ODU football enters Conference USA

    Wilder welcomes expectations as ODU football enters Conference USA
    Old Dominion played five Football Bowl Subdivision teams last season, losing four by an average of 30.5 points, exposing epic defensive futility and defeating only hapless Idaho. This year, their first in Conference USA, the Monarchs face 11 FBS programs,...
  • Pirate Sighting: Conference Schedule Requires Some Introductions

    Pirate Sighting: Conference Schedule Requires Some Introductions
    When UConn transitioned to the world of big-time football a decade ago, fans could look forward to a schedule packed with national heavyweights. As the second season of the American Athletic Conference kicks off this fall, fans might need a road map to...
  • A Look At UConn's Schedule: Huskies Face Five Teams For First Time

    A Look At UConn's Schedule: Huskies Face Five Teams For First Time
    Brigham Young At UConn, Aug. 29, 7 p.m., Rentschler Field 2013 record: 8-5 Coach: Bronco Mendenhall Last meeting: First meeting Players to watch: QB Taysom Hill, RB Jamaal Williams, WR Mitch Mathews, DL Travis Tuiloma, DL Remington Peck, LB Alani...
  • Saturday's local interest college football roundup: Maine shuts down Norfolk State offense to thwart Spartans' upset bid

    Norfolk State nearly pulled off one of the best wins in school history Saturday night, but Maine -- ranked 25th in the Football Championship Subdivision -- escaped with a 10-6 home win in Orono in the opener for both teams. Daniel Collins found the...
  • Preview: Old Dominion

    2013 | 8-4 First year in Conference USA THE COACH BOBBY WILDER Sixth year (46-14, all with ODU) Growing up in rural Maine, young Bobby Wilder was often alone with his thoughts, a common occurrence for residents of the least populous state east...
  • Preview: Virginia Tech

    VIRGINIA TECH 2013 | 8-5, 5-3 ACC Last bowl | 2013 Sun Bowl (lost 42-12 to No. 17 UCLA) THE COACH FRANK BEAMER 34th year (266-132-4, including 224-109-2 in last 27 seasons at Tech) It's almost become a running joke. When the 67-year-old Beamer...
  • Preview: East Carolina

    EAST CAROLINA THE VITALS Last season | 10-3, 6-2 Conference USA Last bowl | 2013 (Defeated Ohio in Beef 'O' Brady's). THE SCHEDULE Aug. 30 | North Carolina Central | 8 p.m. Sept. 6 | at South Carolina | 7 Sept. 13 | at Virginia Tech | noon...
  • A closer look at UCF's 2014 football schedule

    A closer look at UCF's football schedule: • Vs. Penn State in Ireland, Aug. 30, 8:30 a.m., ESPN2 The Buzz: UCF aims to build its Fiesta Bowl win with a high-profile showdown with Penn State. Former Vanderbilt coach James Franklin will be...
  • Bowl projections: Florida State and Auburn to meet again

    Bowl projections: Florida State and Auburn to meet again
    The last time Florida State and Auburn met each other, Jimbo Fisher and Jameis Winston were celebrating the final BCS National Title. Heading into the 2014-15 season, we see those same two schools meeting in the first-ever College Football Playoff...