| Nov 21, 2013
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.
| Nov 7, 2013
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...
| Oct 25, 2009
Only Mickey Matthews knows if he was blowing smoke, but his assessment of William and Mary's football team Saturday certainly was generous.
After the Tribe bludgeoned his James Madison Dukes 24-3, Matthews said this was the best William and Mary team he'...
| May 6, 2012
Old Dominion, through no fault of its own, is in a jam, and don't let anyone con you otherwise. The Monarchs can remain in a conference many believe is on life-support, or join a league of scattered wannabes that requires a premature upgrade to the...
| May 20, 2012
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...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 6:12 PM
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,...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 7:41 PM
Perhaps now we can finally dispel the notion of William and Mary's football team meriting its top-10 status.
The Tribe does not.
Please don't misinterpret. The season is young, and William and Mary, ranked fifth and sixth in the national polls, might...
| Nov 11, 2012
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...
| Mar 18, 2013
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...
| Nov 7, 2012
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...
| Aug 9, 2012
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...