| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 29, 2013
Gayle Newsome deserves a new car, and her oldest son, Curt, should foot the bill. It's the least he can do for his most loyal supporter, the one who has driven to every home game in his 15 years as a college football assistant coach.
Seven seasons at...
| 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 24, 2013
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,...
| Oct 23, 2013
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...
| Mar 11, 2014
BALTIMORE — They were superb, resilient and wildly entertaining. But after more than two hours of March theater that careened from dramatic to agonizing and back again, William and Mary's basketball players and coaches were crushed.
| Aug 30, 2014
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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...
| Aug 24, 2014
Properly disguised and timed, a reverse ranks among football's coolest plays. Stout defenses appear clueless, while their sage coordinators spike headsets in frustration.
Reversals of team fortunes can be equally unexpected and, depending on your...