| Mar 23, 2011
| 2:58 PM
Last season was a landmark for the University of Richmond's basketball program. The Spiders matched the school record for wins, cracked the national polls for the first time in a generation and earned their highest NCAA tournament seed.
Two hours in...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 5:22 PM
The parallels were clear Selection Sunday. Two weeks later, they're downright spooky.
VCU 2011, George Mason 2006.
Colonial Athletic Association teams receive controversial bids to the NCAA basketball tournament after losing in the conference clambake...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Richmond coach Chris Mooney called three timeouts during the first 15 minutes Friday. None curbed the bleeding.
Indeed, no tourniquet was going to work during this NCAA Southwest Regional.
Kansas' talent, size and depth were all that Mooney...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 5:16 PM
Call the roll of Final Four gate-crashers. Butler. George Mason. Penn. Indiana State.
Recount their upsets, harrowing finishes and, yes, miracles.
None matches VCU. Virginia Commonwealth University for the basketball-impaired.
The Rams on Sunday...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 7:58 PM
As suspected, Virginia was comfortably in the NCAA tournament field. The Cavaliers' opening game Friday against two-time national champion Florida in Omaha, Neb., will not approach comfortable.
"They have elite talent," Virginia coach Tony Bennett said...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 2:11 PM
The champions of the ACC, Big 12, Pacific 12 and Southeastern Conference are done. As are Duke and Connecticut.
As is my bracket — more on that bloodletting in a moment.
First, some reflections on the NCAA tournament's first weekend and the...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:33 PM
The NBA bills the NBA Development League as its “official minor league,” a place where young players can gain some experience and veteran players coming off injuries can play a few games to get back into basketball shape.
For many NBA teams,...
| Mar 26, 2014
At least one ACC team has reached the NCAA tournament's regional finals each of the last seven years, and 36 of the last 40. Pressure's on, Virginia.
The lone team standing among the ACC's six tournament qualifiers, the Cavaliers face Michigan State...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The time has come to stop talking and start playing. Let the sweet sound of a referee's whistle mercifully replace the pound of a judge's gavel.
It's time for wish lists and check lists:
Out-of-the-box Thursday features a not-too-shabby lineup of...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
Eastern Michigan (1-2) at No.11 Michigan State (1-1)
9 a.m., Big Ten Network...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:57 PM
It's good to know there are still some things you can count on.
The USA Today coaches' poll, for example, remains a model of cockeyed consistency.
On Saturday, Virginia Tech improved to 2-0 with an impressive victory at Ohio State.
On Sunday, the...