| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Maddening as college football's postseason is, fairness dictates one concession: It's better than it used to be.
Time was when bowls finalized matchups in mid-November. Time was when the champions of the Big Ten, Pacific 12, Big 12 and Southeastern...
| May 9, 2012
Just when you thought it was safe to break out the sunscreen, shag bag and patio furniture. Just as you finalized plans to vacation at the beach, ballpark or fishing hole.
Along comes conference realignment chatter. Again. So much for a relaxing spring...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 12:00 PM
This is the best time of the year for basketball fans. NCAA Tournament games are among the biggest a player will participate in. With so much on the line, you wouldn't think motivation would be a problem. However, Tom Crean is quick to remind his...
| 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...
| 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...