| Dec 8, 2014
The College Football Playoff selection committee got it right Sunday. The teams and seedings. Precisely at 12:45 p.m., as scheduled, complete with the requisite social media outrage.
Two hours later, with a curious about-face on two teams that were idle...
| Dec 18, 2014
NORFOLK — Old Dominion tamed VCU’s press, solved Richmond’s matchup zones and survived LSU’s size. Wednesday’s home game against Georgia State offered a drastically different challenge:
The nation’s highest-scoring...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Eleven ACC teams are bowling in nine states, in venues from Yankee Stadium to the Rose Bowl. Agendas and stakes vary, not to mention quality of opponents. But there are three overarching storylines:
**Unlike its four power-conference colleagues, the...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The Southeastern Conference had a bad day … wait, is it even legal to type those words?
The nation’s loudest football congregation was riding high Tuesday when it put three schools in the top four of the first College Football Playoff...
| Oct 19, 2014
DURHAM, N.C. — Virginia upset Louisville by taking the ball away three times in Cardinals territory and converting those turnovers into 13 points, including the game-winning field goal. The Cavaliers seized command of their Pittsburgh game on Max...
| Oct 9, 2014
University of Virginia women's soccer has been wildly successful the past two years, despite the intermittent absence of Morgan Brian, the team's best player, indeed the college game's best. The fifth-ranked Cavaliers' lone setback this season is to...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 4:40 PM
The mass email hit my inbox at 9:20 p.m. Saturday, less than three hours after Virginia's routine football flogging of Kent State. "2-0 in the ACC at Stake Next Saturday; Rock Scott!" the subject line trumpeted.
Interpret the effectiveness and need of...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The announcement that ESPN would be taking its rollicking GameDay show to North Dakota State this week should have been a tip-off to make weekend getaway plans.
The network packages these excursions as wholesome, public service peeks into the...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
I have this sneaking suspicion that Will Muschamp might be coaching his final game today for the Gators if Florida loses as expected to the Georgia Bulldogs. In all actuality, his fate was all but sealed during...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Al Golden will have yet another week without the whispers.
The Miami Hurricanes grabbed their first victory of the season with a 41-7 thumping of Florida A&M Saturday night at Sun Life Stadium. Next week, Golden will lead the Hurricanes to yet another...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 5:03 PM
The situation is a little bit sad and a whole lot ironic.
Big East officials snubbed UCF forever and ever because they felt the Knights weren't worthy of their high-and-mighty conference. Now the Big East is scrambling to add schools like UCF in order to...