| Nov 9, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Before we get into this week’s lines, there’s something I have to address.
Last week’s Alabama-LSU game was a thriller. LSU had the top-ranked Crimson Tide on the ropes, and it seemed like we were about to witness the most unlikely of...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 5:54 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA — West Virginia opened up the Old Spice Classic basketball tournament at ESPN's Wide World of Sports on Thursday with a bit of a Thanksgiving Day massacre, rolling little Marist College of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 87-44.
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Happy for the MAC
I have no idea whether Northern Illinois playing in the Orange Bowl is a strength or weakness of the BCS system, but I'm glad to see a Mid-American Conference school in a BCS bowl. Seven MAC schools are going...
| Dec 5, 2012
The most turbulent and alarming regular season in ACC football history concluded Saturday as Florida State won the conference championship with a listless performance at a half-empty stadium.
Bowls offer six league teams a chance to salvage some respect...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Shockingly, the ACC’s inaugural slate of Big Monday basketball games on ESPN leaked on ESPN.com. As stunning, the worldwide leader reserved that exclusive, prime-time window for the conference’s best projected teams.
That group includes...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 1:35 AM
Ty Darlington has always been mature beyond his years.
I even used to call him when he was a 14-year-old freshman and I needed to get ahold of his father, Apopka head football coach Rick Darlington. The coach didn’t exactly have an affinity for...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 12:59 AM
Central Florida has not exactly been a breeding ground recently for Football Bowl Subdivision offensive linemen.
Sure, there have been a few. Ty Darlington is the most recent success story, considering what he accomplished as a freshman this past season...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:56 AM
Keith Gill and Jeff Jones go way back, further than Jones could have known, back to the days when Gill was a Duke student and Jones was Virginia’s head basketball coach.
“Watching those teams play, the Bryant Stith teams, the Jason...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Crimson Tide fans, book your vacation plans to sunny California.
If that line sounds familiar, it's because I wrote it Oct. 12, 2012 — in a blog post after the Southeastern Conference released its 2013 schedule.
It was weird not knowing then...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:54 PM
It feels like an eternity since bowl season ended, but fortunately today marks the greatest day of the year, when football returns to rescue us from the barren sports wasteland of August. Baseball? The U.S. Open? That stuff is a nice filler, like the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Cash and sham jobs doled out to football players from wealthy Oklahoma State boosters. Academic improprieties. Players using and selling drugs. A corrupt football program where university hostesses regularly had sex with recruits.
Those are the primary ...