| 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...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:48 PM
Big-time college football never seemed farther away from Connecticut than on Monday night.
The inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship was held in the same Texas Taj Mahal where UConn won its fourth NCAA basketball championship last...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...