| Oct 11, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Hampton University is older, Old Dominion is deeper, and William and Mary is younger and longer.
Those are early takeaways as college basketball practice began in earnest locally during the past week.
The difference is most obvious at ODU, where Coach...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:57 PM
What a comeback for old-time Big Ten football (except for Michigan).
The proud, venerable league of Dick Butkus and Archie Griffin earned back some respect Saturday with an exceptional showing (except for Michigan).
The future of Jim Delany's scoffed-...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:31 AM
Six years ago, the East Carolina football program was coached by Skip Holtz and competing in Conference USA.
That was the last time the Pirates were ranked in the national polls. Holtz's team was No. 14 after winning its first three games and slid to No....
| Oct 10, 2014
| 10:11 PM
4:30 a.m. Tennis: Shanghai Masters semifinal: Feliciano Lopez vs. Gilles Simon.--Tennis Ch.
7 a.m. Motorsports: Formula One Russian Grand Prix qualifying(in Sochi).--NBCSN
7:30 a.m. Highlights: North Carolina football.--MASN
8 a.m. Golf:...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:25 PM
All of the mumbling and grumbling, carping and complaining after UCF lost its first two games of the season now is nothing but a distant drumbeat of discontent.
Now after yet another nail-biting, heart-stopping win — this one a 31-24 overtime...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:53 AM
The eyeball test is inconclusive. I have seen Virginia and Virginia Tech in-person three times each this football season and have no clue which is better.
Numbers offer no clarity. Indeed, whether perusing basic NCAA statistics or more advanced...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 9:09 PM
4:30 a.m. Tennis: China Open semifinals (Maria Sharapova vs. Ana Ivanovic, then women's doubles).--Tennis Ch.
8 a.m. Golf: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship third round(in Scotland).--Golf
8:30 a.m. Highlights: North Carolina football.--MASN
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Is anybody surprised that Tiger Woods is moving his Hero World Challenge tournament out of Orlando and to the Bahamas starting next year? Sadly, it's par, er, bogey for the course.
I've said it before and I'll...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:10 AM
HOUSTON – American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco said he was pleased with the league’s early performance so far this college football season especially against teams from Power 5 conferences like the ACC, Big Ten and the SEC....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:19 AM
Conference USA is on board with the new NCAA Division I governance model and the attendant changes, and commissioner Britton Banowsky believes the league is well placed moving forward in a time of relative stability.
Those were a couple of takeaways...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 2:02 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Treon Harris threw an 86-yard scoring pass to Ahmad Fulwood and Vernon Hargreaves III intercepted a pass in the end zone late to preserve Florida's 28-20 victory over East Carolina on Saturday in the Birmingham Bowl.