| Apr 20, 2012
| 3:23 PM
During Final Four week, Colonial Athletic Association commissioner Tom Yeager and other principals forcefully denied a CBSSports.com report that league basketball powers VCU and George Mason might move to the Atlantic 10.
Less than a month later, some...
| Dec 5, 2012
The most turbulent and alarming regular season in ACC football history concluded Saturday as Florida State won the conference championship with a listless performance at a half-empty stadium.
Bowls offer six league teams a chance to salvage some respect...
| 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...
| Apr 6, 2013
Norfolk, Old Dominion and the Constant Center affirmed their stature as worthy hosts of the NCAA women's basketball tournament this week with animated crowds, a polished arena and apparently seamless logistics.
Tuesday's regional final between Notre...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Football recruiting visits are fact-finding missions. They are opportunities for prospective athletes to find out more information about a place they could be spending the next four years of their lives.
Football recruiting visits sometimes, however,...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Five things to watch this week in college football.
1: Rutgers at Louisville on Thursday offers undefeated Louisville a decent test in a season where the Cardinals' weak schedule could cost them a shot at the national title. Rutgers has seen both ends...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:23 PM
The plight of a fan: You know you’re too locked into a team when winning is more of a relief than it is a joy. Such was the case for me last weekend when the Red Sox beat the Tigers in game six of the ALCS to get to the World Series. I had more fear...
| Jun 6, 2013
Orlando was the ACC football champion's bowl home from 1987-91. More recently, the city has hosted an ACC team for the last 12 postseasons.
Given that history, Orlando is the natural choice to replace Atlanta atop the conference's non-playoff bowl...
| Jul 2, 2013
NEW YORK — This was the ACC like we've never seen. Lobster-on-crostini hors d'oeuvres and piped-in-jazz overlooking Times Square rather than barbecue, hush puppies and Kenny Chesney out yonder. An aggressive, confident marketing campaign instead...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Today could be a huge day in the life of the UCF football program.
The Knights have been stuck in a one-step-forward, two-steps-backward shuffle during the past few years.
They’ve gone from beating Georgia in a bowl game to NCAA probation. They&...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:27 PM
In this column that appeared in The Courant on March 16, 2014 - after UConn's loss to Louisville in the AAC tournament final - columnist Jeff Jacobs went out on a limb. Read on!
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The basketball ended up in Montrezl Harrell's...