| 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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:41 PM
SPOKANE, Wash. — Taylor Braun tried to pull everyone's leg after North Dakota State pulled off Thursday's West regional semi-stunner against Oklahoma.
"Honestly," the Bison's star deadpanned at the postgame news conference at Spokane Arena, "I...
| Mar 1, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The script was fantasy: Injured point guard returns and doesn't miss a shot. Senior center scores an ACC career-high in his final home game and punctuates the afternoon with two stylish dunks.
The result was routine: Virginia...
| Feb 25, 2015
Virginia Tech just concluded its second stretch of three consecutive ACC road games, a burden no other league team has shouldered this basketball season. This week figures to be more taxing.
For only the second time in program history, the Hokies face...
| May 17, 2015
| 3:04 PM
Johns Hopkins lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala didn't talk about vindication, but he didn't need to because the evidence spoke for itself.
Nearly two years ago when the Blue Jays announced they were going to join the Big Ten Conference after 130 years...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 6:25 AM
HARTFORD — When it was over, after Daniel Hamilton had notched his fourth career double-double and Ryan Boatright had scored north of 20 points again in another aesthetically clean game, two questions were begging to be answered.
When it was over,...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 12:34 PM
Myles Jones' coronation as the next Jim Brown of college lacrosse might have to wait for another year or two.
But the similarities between the Duke midfielder and the game's best player of all-time are stunning. Both succeeded in multiple sports and...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 4:53 PM
The message came a couple of hours after Notre Dame toppled No. 4 Duke.
"Do you think Notre Dame will be a No. 1 seed?" As in for the NCAA tournament.
I answered that the Irish still had work to do.
There were no such texts after Saturday's...
| Feb 11, 2015
Malik Muller started at power forward again Monday night for Virginia Tech, as apt a metaphor for this season's Hokies as you'll find.
Muller then scored a game-high 17 points and made the decisive shot in a 65-63, come-from-behind victory that also...