| Mar 1, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The script was fantasy: Injured point guard returns and doesn't miss a shot. Senior center scores an ACC career-high in his final home game and punctuates the afternoon with two stylish dunks.
The result was routine: Virginia...
| Feb 25, 2015
Virginia Tech just concluded its second stretch of three consecutive ACC road games, a burden no other league team has shouldered this basketball season. This week figures to be more taxing.
For only the second time in program history, the Hokies face...
| Feb 8, 2015
Recruits are signed, draft intentions known, schedules unveiled. Courtesy of academics, injury and tomfoolery, much can, and likely will, change before ACC football 2015 kicks off, but the picture has cleared since Pittsburgh's epic bowl collapse closed...
| Feb 5, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE — All the chatter of flips Wednesday was like an Olympics gymnastics or diving competition. I half expected to hear about degree-of-difficulty and some rogue Russian judge hosing an American out of a gold medal.
So amid the...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 6:11 PM
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The loss to UConn last year on the final Sunday in March cut deep. It cut a proud coach. It cut a proud Michigan State basketball program. UConn's greatest joy would give the returning Spartan players their greatest pain and...
| 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 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...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:33 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mike Krzyzewski arrived at Duke in 1980, and during his first decade there, ACC basketball showcased the likes of Michael Jordan, Ralph Sampson, Mark Price, James Worthy, Len Bias and Johnny Dawkins. So pardon Krzyzewski for...
| 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...
| Mar 19, 2014
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech basketball boasts a lavish practice complex, committed administration and a five-year stretch in which the Hokies hovered near the top of the ACC. But when measured by the sport's most precious commodity, Tech ranks last...
| Oct 1, 2014
Condoleezza Rice knows consensus-building. Tom Osborne and Pat Haden know championship-caliber teams. Mike Tranghese knows selection-committee procedures and metrics.
In short, the College Football Playoff has assembled a stellar cast to determine the...