| 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 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 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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 8:14 AM
STORRS — The last time the UConn basketball team missed the NCAA Tournament in successive years was 1988-1989. Bill Clinton was still governor of Arkansas. The Red Sox were still cursed. And the "Lethal Weapon" sequels had only reached 2, on their...
| 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...
| Mar 20, 2014
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Forget the bracketologist-in-chief. The sour puss-in-chief said Wednesday he'd pick Michigan State, Louisville, Florida and Arizona to advance to the NCAA Tournament Final Four.
"Those are the four best teams going into the...