| Dec 30, 2009
Virginia Tech has more than doubled Bud Foster's salary in the last five years. Earlier this month the school upped the ante with a five-year annuity.
Absent the deed to Lane Stadium and free calzones for life at The Cellar, about the only bait left...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Joey Rodriguez, VCU's senior point guard and resident basketball savant, thought the Rams should change defenses this season.
"Before this year started, I was telling Coach Smart, 'Hey Coach, we don't need to press as much. Did you see Butler and how...
| Mar 20, 2011
| 8:18 PM
When Purdue coach Matt Painter watched tape of VCU, he saw two different teams.
There was the group that went 3-5 in February and was deemed unworthy of an NCAA tournament bid by most bracketologists. And there was the one that eviscerated Purdue's...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 4:04 PM
Strolling down Broad Street on Tuesday, Joey Rodriguez was startled when a man stopped his car in traffic, hopped out with a camera and asked Rodriguez to pose for a photo.
This shortly after Rodriguez received a standing ovation from his VCU...
| Aug 31, 2010
| 11:18 PM
I love it on Florida Kickoff Classic nights when tons of kids come crawling out of the gridiron grass like cinch bugs disguised as college football prospects.
They're all over the place.
It leaves people like myself scrambling for a roster trying to...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 9:21 AM
The Indiana University men's basketball team is getting ready for the NCAA tournament.
The team is already in Portland, preparing for Thursday’s game against New Mexico State.
The Hoosiers held a practice Tuesday at the University of...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 6:21 PM
OMAHA, NE - So much for their fancy passing, international flavor, and underdog status as a higher seed.
In a town that screams blue collar values, Purdue mimicked it with a combination of steady defense and timely shooting.
It's why the tenth-seeded...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 11:24 AM
OMAHA, NE - Why make the obvious complicated. Tyshawn Taylor doesn't.
"He's a beast," is the way the Kansas guard answered the simple question of why his teammate with the "0" on the front and the back of his jersey is one of the most productive forwards...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 5:09 PM
OMAHA, NE -Come up with whatever cleaver saying when it comes to the stature of a man.
They all applied on a warm night in the upper midwest, where Purdue was putting the heat on yet another two-seed in this topsy turvy opening week of March Madness. ...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 12:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS - His years of work to help Purdue basketball and himself overcome injuries has made Robbie Hummel the best upperclassman in college basketball.
This according to those awarding the Lowe's Senior Class Award, which Hummel was awarded Friday...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 10:37 PM
This column can be written every year. In fact it is, usually. Except last year. I couldn't muster the energy. It's too depressing to write about all these great high school football players who lack the size to be great college football prospects.