| 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...
| 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 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...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 5:03 PM
The situation is a little bit sad and a whole lot ironic.
Big East officials snubbed UCF forever and ever because they felt the Knights weren't worthy of their high-and-mighty conference. Now the Big East is scrambling to add schools like UCF in order to...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 5:55 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
There's no question now: UCF absolutely has to go to the Big East.
Boise State and USF.
When word began leaking out Friday that Boise State would soon be joining the Big East, UCF's decision...
| Oct 28, 2011
Call me crazy, but I like the potential of the new Big East better than the old one.
This is why Orlandoans should not only be excited today — they should be ecstatic.
History is at hand.
Don't allow the doomsdayers or naysayers to ruin it....
| Jan 13, 2013
To paraphrase Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech football fans are a dangerous crowd these days. Steamed by a 7-6 season and impatient with the offensive coordinator search, they barked again Friday when the ACC released conference opponents for 2013.
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:17 PM
Some random thoughts as we approach crunch time in the football recruiting world.
This is usually one of the toughest times of the year in football recruiting circles, especially in Illinois, which for years has been the "Land of the Early Oral...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Virginia Tech's football game Saturday against Pittsburgh reminds and foreshadows. We recall Big East clashes that showcased Larry Fitzgerald, Antonio Bryant and Michael Vick, and anticipate annual collisions in the ACC.
Those yearly Coastal Division...
| Sep 19, 2012
Initial reactions to Notre Dame's partial ACC membership were provincial, predictable and understandable.
Could the Fighting Irish affect my favorite team's bowl destination? Even worse, could they cost my school a bowl bid? And just how much of the ACC'...
| May 25, 2012
| 7:32 AM
There are times when Northwestern women's lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller must want to say the heck with Solomonic wisdom and split Taylor Thornton in two so one half could play offense and the other half defense.
"Whichever half Kelly doesn't want,...