| May 4, 2015
| 4:25 PM
The chemistry of a team — any team in any sport — is a profound mystery. In pro football, the ultimate team game in which virtually every player relies on another, building a team and creating chemistry can be downright confounding.
| Mar 30, 2015
Emmaus High School senior Scott Schlegel recently won first place in the high jump at the New Balance Indoor Track and Field Nationals at the Armory in New York City.
Schlegel, a Lehigh Valley Conference and District 11 champion for the Green Hornets'...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:24 PM
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Using the Jeff Jacobs eyeball metric, a metric not nearly as scientific as FiveThirtyEight over at ESPN, Rick Pitino is the best game manager in college basketball.
Of course, when I wrote that three years ago, Jim Calhoun opened a...
| May 3, 2015
| 11:31 AM
The first draft class under new general manager Ryan Pace gave us a look into the team building process at Halas Hall with the Bears targeting players who bring major upside, scheme flexibility and competition to head coach John Fox's evolving roster....
| Mar 22, 2015
| 8:43 PM
The calendar said March 1, but Tom Izzo knew better. It's not March until the brackets come out.
So on the day that followed Feb. 28, Izzo set a lineup at Wisconsin that didn't include his most important player. He benched the bruising Branden Dawson,...
| Mar 22, 2015
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On the eve of Virginia's NCAA tournament reunion with Michigan State, Cavaliers center Mike Tobey sheepishly offered a recollection of last season's clash.
"I remember it was a real physical game," he said Saturday, "and I...
| Mar 23, 2015
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Malcolm Brogdon's summation of Virginia's basketball season was brief, harsh and accurate, presented in a monotone that offered but a glimpse of the anger that most certainly brewed inside.
"Successful during the regular season,"...
| Mar 21, 2015
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Equal parts showman and con artist, Craig Bradshaw barked at CBS' broadcast crew as he preened back on defense, his excuse-me 3-pointer off glass having drawn Belmont within three points of Virginia on Friday afternoon.
| Mar 18, 2015
| 5:10 PM
MADISON, Wis. — The joyous Wisconsin players strolled through the "Grateful Red" student section at the Kohl Center, offering selfies and high-fives. Then they climbed on a stage, with a few dancing to the Calvin Harris dance-pop hit "Summer."...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 5:33 PM
If the NCAA tournament follows its usual script, it will deliver several feel-good stories on the court in the upcoming three weeks. However, a heartwarmer also will occur at the broadcast table.
After more than three decades as one of college...