| 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...
| Sep 14, 2012
STORRS — The reality of 40 cold New England winters are behind him. We begin with the Jim Calhoun legend now, and when legend becomes fact, they say, print the legend.
UConn, ranked No. 1 in the nation, was up three against Syracuse with 11...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 4:24 PM
If you follow college football, you've seen the ugly record: The Big Ten is 1-10 against teams from the Power Five conferences and Notre Dame.
Instead of East and West, should the conference change its division names to Doom and Gloom?
But it's not...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:39 PM
John Toner got UConn into the Big East. He hired Jim Calhoun. He hired Geno Auriemma.
There. In 16 words, Connecticut can embrace the width and breadth of John Toner's contributions to the sports history of our state. They are, by any definition,...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
Tennessee (2-1) at No. 12 Georgia (2-1)
9 a.m., ESPN
Missouri's shocking home...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Enduring a prolonged shooting slump and off to its worst ACC start in six years, Virginia Tech faces the conference's most talented team Thursday night at Cassell Coliseum.
Not what you would call ideal timing.
But this game against eighth-ranked...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 2:39 PM
For the Bowl Subdivision's national leader in victories since 1995 and a program preparing for its 19th consecutive postseason appearance, Virginia Tech sure is enduring a raft of flack these days.
First, critics deemed the Hokies unworthy of their bid...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 9:58 PM
Paupers ruled state college basketball last season. While princes Virginia and Virginia Tech watched from afar, a record five teams from the commonwealth — Hampton, Old Dominion, Richmond, George Mason and, most famously, VCU — made the NCAA...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Conference realignment continues to affect schools of local intrigue, most recently this week's announcement that Navy will become a football-only member of the Big East starting in 2015.
More on Navy's future storied rivalries with Houston and Boise...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 2:44 PM
Halfway through the ACC basketball schedule, Virginia's first NCAA tournament bid in five years seems, at first blush, assured. The 18-4 Cavaliers are ranked in both national polls, boast quality wins and have no inexplicable defeats.
But there are...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 12:47 AM
The Notre Dame men’s basketball team has exceeded all expectations so far this season. How long that lasts is up for discussion on local sport radio, but going into the season I did not hear or read anything but pessimism. Their leading scorer...