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  • Stepping up to FBS requires more than ambition, luxury suites

    Scandalous accusations, radical rules reform and conference realignment have big-footed the college sports news cycles of late, burying notable developments on many fronts. Case in point: Virginia Tech's opening football opponent, Appalachian State,...
  • Stony Brook, Albany quality additions to CAA football

    Rookie Old Dominion strutted into Colonial Athletic Association football last season and promptly earned a national playoff bid in the Championship Subdivision's most rugged conference. Wednesday the CAA formally introduced two new members capable of...
  • ODU athletic director knows first-hand the challenges of upgrading to Bowl Subdivision football

    ODU athletic director knows first-hand the challenges of upgrading to Bowl Subdivision football
    Wood Selig has been here before and vows not to repeat his mistakes. Here is shepherding a football program from AAA to the big leagues. Mistakes include crippling schedules and high-volume redshirting. Selig is Old Dominion's athletic director. He is...
  • Virginia has only itself to blame for not making NCAA field

    Virginia has only itself to blame for not making NCAA field
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Middle Tennessee State has one top-100 victory. Virginia boasts eight. The Blue Raiders defeated two teams that made the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers bested four. Yet when the NCAA unveiled its 68-team bracket Sunday, Middle...
  • ODU-William and Mary football series may not die Saturday after all

    ODU-William and Mary football series may not die Saturday after all
    WILLIAMSBURG — The demise of football games between 757 neighbors William and Mary and Old Dominion isn't as long-term, or permanent, as many of us feared. Tribe athletic director Terry Driscoll said Tuesday that the schools have tentatively agreed...
  • ODU, William and Mary play to type in Monarchs' victory

    ODU, William and Mary play to type in Monarchs' victory
    NORFOLK — Typical William and Mary. Competitive, creative, but not quite good enough. Typical Old Dominion. Explosive, athletic, but just sloppy enough to keep things interesting. And so the collision of these neighboring football programs...
  • With three games left in regular season, William and Mary already in playoff mode

    With three games left in regular season, William and Mary already in playoff mode
    WILLIAMSBURG — Two weeks ago, the prognosis was grim. William and Mary's football team had just lost convincingly at Maine, its worst performance of the season, and an already thorny schedule was about to get cruel and unusual. Now look. Riding...
  • W&M will have to earn playoff bid Saturday at Richmond

    W&M will have to earn playoff bid Saturday at Richmond
    WILLIAMSBURG — Jimmye Laycock would prefer to have a cushion. He'd like for his William and Mary football team to be locked into the Championship Subdivision playoffs, regardless of how it fares in Saturday's regular-season finale at Richmond. But...
  • With playoff bid at stake, W&M defense falters against Richmond

    With playoff bid at stake, W&M defense falters against Richmond
    RICHMOND — Here is William and Mary's bleak and final football Saturday of 2013 in capsule: Before Richmond could snap the first play after halftime, the Tribe was penalized for having too many men on the field. So coming out of the locker room,...
  • 'Stuck in neutral,' W&M prepares for JMU

    WILLIAMSBURG — Jared Velasquez's 18 tackles Saturday at Maine were the most by a William and Mary defender in 10 years and triple his previous best. The occasion was nothing to celebrate. "Usually, it's three or four a game, not a lot of action...
  • Zable Stadium upgrade long overdue for William and Mary

    Zable Stadium upgrade long overdue for William and Mary
    Memories, one-liners and restroom horror stories abound regarding William and Mary's once-charming, grown-decrepit football stadium. Here's my favorite: Enthused by his team's play several years ago, a visiting assistant coach jumped from his chair in...