| Aug 10, 2011
| 4:30 PM
RICHMOND — Gov. Bob McDonnell will never match predecessors Mark Warner and Doug Wilder for impact on sports, but the college basketball initiative he unveiled Wednesday carries exceptional promise for fans in Virginia.
The Governor's Holiday Hoops...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 5:16 PM
Call the roll of Final Four gate-crashers. Butler. George Mason. Penn. Indiana State.
Recount their upsets, harrowing finishes and, yes, miracles.
None matches VCU. Virginia Commonwealth University for the basketball-impaired.
The Rams on Sunday...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 2:37 PM
HOUSTON — Richmond and Cleveland State were the 1980s pioneers, charming and obscure underdogs who crashed the NCAA basketball tournament's Sweet 16.
Loyola Marymount, Rhode Island and Gonzaga went a step beyond during the '90s, reaching the...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 3:23 PM
During Final Four week, Colonial Athletic Association commissioner Tom Yeager and other principals forcefully denied a CBSSports.com report that league basketball powers VCU and George Mason might move to the Atlantic 10.
Less than a month later, some...
| Aug 9, 2012
Rookie Old Dominion strutted into Colonial Athletic Association football last season and promptly earned a national playoff bid in the Championship Subdivision's most rugged conference. Wednesday the CAA formally introduced two new members capable of...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 3:09 PM
No conference excels at men's basketball and Championship Subdivision football like the Colonial Athletic Association. None. Moreover, from commissioner Tom Yeager down, the league teems with bright, engaging and honorable people.
Those are among the...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Prior to Indiana's NCAA tournament game against New Mexico State, Tom Crean tried to keep his players from looking to far ahead. He understands the Hoosiers have a chance to make something special happen this post-season, but doesn't want the players...
| May 6, 2012
Old Dominion, through no fault of its own, is in a jam, and don't let anyone con you otherwise. The Monarchs can remain in a conference many believe is on life-support, or join a league of scattered wannabes that requires a premature upgrade to the...
| May 9, 2012
Just when you thought it was safe to break out the sunscreen, shag bag and patio furniture. Just as you finalized plans to vacation at the beach, ballpark or fishing hole.
Along comes conference realignment chatter. Again. So much for a relaxing spring...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 7:58 PM
As suspected, Virginia was comfortably in the NCAA tournament field. The Cavaliers' opening game Friday against two-time national champion Florida in Omaha, Neb., will not approach comfortable.
"They have elite talent," Virginia coach Tony Bennett said...
| May 16, 2012
RICHMOND — Weddings aren't complete without heartwarming and/or amusing tales of the couple's courtship. Who asked who? First-date faux pas. Proposal anxiety. Did he go to Jared?
Unless you're VCU and the Atlantic 10. Their nuptials Tuesday were...