| Jul 21, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Willie Byrn has seen the snide remarks on social media and simmers at Virginia Tech's recent decline. But he absolutely refuses to believe the quest is futile.
"I'm really sick of hearing ACC titles is the ceiling," the Hokies'...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Everybody should know by now that Tuesday will be a watershed moment in the history of University of Maryland athletics. The long-anticipated move from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten will become official and the Terps will take up...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:01 PM
The commissioner of one college conference recently compared the state of the NCAA to that of a delicate ecosystem being threatened by the heat of what is shaping up to be a long and litigious summer.
Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit against the NCAA,...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Just when you think this wild game of conference musical chairs is over, the band starts up again and the craziness continues.
What we learned when Maryland bolted the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Big Ten on Monday were some sad, ugly truths...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 12:49 PM
The new Illinois coach said he wants to get the “best players who are Illinois guys.’’
Me, I'd rather see the Illini get Kentucky guys. But that's just me.
Then the first thing John Groce said about an Illinois guy is “a desire...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:11 PM
The celebration of the most dramatic triumph in Claire Pollard's relentlessly successful 16 years as Northwestern women's tennis coach included the obligatory dousing with the water bucket.
The difference this time was the coach wasn't the only member...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:05 PM
So much news broke this week it was easy to forget the reason we all get called together each fall: the games.
USC started it by calling a news conference to announce interim coach Ed Orgeron was out and Steve Sarkisian was in as head coach of the...
| Jul 23, 2014
Virginia Tech entered the 2005 ACC championship game against Florida State 10-1 and ranked fifth nationally. An Orange Bowl bid and potential matchup with Penn State seemed inevitable.
But a loss to the unranked Seminoles dropped the Hokies to 10th in the...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit?
Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for...
| Jan 10, 2007
As Urban Meyer got in his cardio workout lifting various national championship trophies Tuesday morning, many lessons were hammered home.
Let's start with the obvious. I wouldn't want to be Florida's skiing coach.
That sport is the next NCAA...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The Atlantic Coast Conference has been waiting so many years for this stand-alone moment it might collectively have to take a nervous pill and sit down.
The ACC has spent years failing to prove it was more than just a basketball conference. It wanted so...