| Apr 26, 2015
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech's No. 1 offense faced the No. 1 defense three times inside the 5-yard line Saturday. The offense scored three touchdowns — all on the ground.
Yes, it was only a spring game. And yes, front-line defensive tackles...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 7:54 AM
Pat Riley has always been in a hurry. Impatience has been his virtue. At least when it has come to his tenure with the Miami Heat.
Barely two months after his arrival in 1995, he blew up his roster and traded for Alonzo Mourning. Less than three...
| Mar 17, 2015
At the risk of alarming Virginia and Duke faithful, a confession: Bracket chaos has followed me like a stray puppy for the last five NCAA tournaments.
Our fling began in 2010 where many flirtations commence: New Orleans. There I saw Old Dominion, an...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 7:25 PM
Couldn't Scott Barnes have lied? C'mon, Mr. NCAA Selection Committee Chairman. Did you really have to admit that Wisconsin would have been a No. 1 seed regardless of how the Big Ten tournament played out?
OK, OK. We appreciate the honesty. And it's...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 5:20 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — At NCAA headquarters, the basketball enthusiasts view Selection Sunday as Christmas morning.
This mock selection exercise would be akin to Thanksgiving.
"So let's eat," says David Worlock, the NCAA point man for this event....
| Mar 15, 2015
| 7:10 PM
Many Virginia basketball faithful are unhappy — thank you, Twitter and email — with the NCAA tournament bracket unveiled Sunday. Two reasons.
One is rooted in conference rivalry — loathing seems too strong a word for Lent — the...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 6:54 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
New University of Florida football coach Jim McElwain recently took over a downtrodden program, interest among his fan base might be at an all-time low, the offensive talent he inherited is abysmal and one of his...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 11:09 AM
Wisconsin didn’t play like a 1-seed in the Big Ten tournament, let like alone a team worthy of the top seed in the NCAA bracket.
The Badgers struggled to get by a height-deficient Michigan team that entered the game 16-15.
But they eventually...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 5:28 PM
Wisconsin's Duje Dukan front-rimmed his first 3-point try Friday. He then was smothered on a drive and misfired on a jumper. He was pointless at halftime against Michigan, not the way he wanted his United Center return to go.
Dukan must have been...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 3:41 PM
Tom Izzo asked his players not to foul, so Denzel Valentine did.
He asked Marvin Clark Jr. to miss a foul shot, so Clark swished it.
Michigan State's best player has been sidelined the last two games, and the Spartans won both.
What does MSU stand...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 4:44 PM
College basketball is in trouble.
For more than 124 years, basketball has been woven into the fabric of America's culture and it somehow has withstood the test of time. But on the eve of this year's March Madness, the sport has seen better days....