| Mar 19, 2015
| 8:24 PM
The great news about hiring Bill Carmody is you'll never get embarrassed. You'll never have to listen to your coach repeatedly say he takes "responsibility" for academic fraud and sham drug testing — without actually taking responsibility.
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 5:13 PM
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Virginia led Florida State by 17 points at halftime of Thursday’s early ACC tournament quarterfinal. The Cavaliers had doubled up the Seminoles on the scoreboard and the backboards and were shooting like Tony Bennett in...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 4:03 PM
Big Ten basketball coaches will debate into the night whether players should be afforded a sixth foul, the proper duration of the shot clock and the latest incarnation of the block/charge call.
But ask about the Big Ten tournament's new double-bye...
| Mar 12, 2015
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Virginia on Sunday will receive its third NCAA basketball tournament bid in the last four years, and with only one scholarship senior and many reinforcements en route, Tony Bennett appears poised to establish his program as a...
| 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....
| Mar 4, 2015
To reach the Sweet 16, make the Final Four and hoist a national championship trophy, a college basketball team must discover its inner Madison Bumgarner. The task: Perform at peak level against elite opposition on darn little rest.
Such are the NCAA...
| Mar 3, 2015
SYRACUSE, N.Y. —The Dress craze was weird. Llama Drama, too. Both paled to Virginia's 59-47 Big Monday victory at Syracuse.
The Cavaliers, who averaged eight turnovers in their first 16 ACC games, committed 10 in their first 14 possessions. They...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:44 PM
You can try this cold turkey, but picking bowl-game winners is my job. While you're at work solving world problems, I'm doing full time what you do in your spare time. Some years are better than others. The general rule is to look for motivation in each...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:34 PM
What can stop Florida State now?
The Seminoles wiped Clemson out on national television on Oct. 19 and then were gifted with last week's Stanford win against Oregon. That Nov. 7 upset secured Florida State's hold on No. 2 in the Bowl Champion Series...