| Apr 17, 2015
| 11:25 PM
David Baker, the president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, couldn't help but laugh Friday at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, where he told the story about giving Ray Guy some good news.
Everyone in attendance for the Ronnie Lott IMPACT (Integrity,...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 4:07 PM
GAINESVILLE — Gymnast Bridget Sloan knows what it took for the Florida Gators to win two straight gymnastics national titles.
There really is no point — or benefit — in discussing it.
"Not once as anyone said, 'Gosh, we're...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 10:42 AM
Teams continue to wrap up spring football drills across the country, with several schools hosting their spring games during weekend. Here are some things we learned:
- The only certainty is there is a lot of uncertainty at quarterback for a lot of...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 3:10 PM
The $600,000 question at Texas is just who calls the plays for the Longhorns' anemic offense.
Assistant head coach Shawn Watson says he does. Offensive coordinator Joe Wickline says he does too. In fact, they swear they share.
And head coach Charlie...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 9:06 AM
Last season was a bit of a struggle for the Mid-American Conference against non-conference foes. MAC teams won just 37 percent of their games (20-34) in 2014. This season, there are several key matchups that could give the league’s national...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 5:20 AM
No player and no moment quite symbolized Shaka Smart's run at Virginia Commonwealth better than guard Joey Rodriguez and his pregame meeting against Kansas.
Generously listed at 5-10, Rodriguez was the heart and soul of a team that had improbably reached...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 3:31 PM
The glow of a most improbable postseason still white hot, Shaka Smart could have bailed on VCU weeks after steering the Rams to the 2011 Final Four. He could have exited in 2012, ’13 or ’14, too.
North Carolina State, Illinois, UCLA, Wake...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 10:01 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Shaka Smart has been a hot coaching commodity since leading Virginia Commonwealth to the Final Four in 2011. He had reportedly shunned several big-time offers, but the lure of Texas was finally too much to turn down.
| Mar 31, 2015
| 1:00 AM
It would be easy to forgive Muffet McGraw if she started taking Final Four appearances for granted.
After all, the Notre Dame women's coach has become a regular of sorts on college basketball's biggest stage — reaching her fifth straight Final Four...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 10:19 AM
As the Big 12 continues to work towards making a push for its first College Football Playoff spot, the league must continue to strengthen its non-conference schedule. Here are five non-conference games to keep an eye on this season:
Texas at Notre...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 5:28 PM
This supposedly was the season of the Blah Big Ten.
The popular thought was that the conference was made up of Wisconsin and everyone else (translation: a bunch of also-rans).
But with the conference making up 50 percent of the Final Four, the Big Ten...