| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:52 PM
— The shouts of joy emanating from the visitors' locker room were loud enough to be heard in the tunnel at Scott Stadium.
It was November 2010 and Maryland had just defeated Virginia, which had won eight of the previous nine meetings in...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Bad news. Due to the government shutdown, I am forced to keep this intro to a minimum. You see, in order to focus on my picks, I hire government employees to write these snappy intros for me. It takes them 3 months and it costs me $4,000 a column,...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:51 PM
The names became official Wednesday when the new College Football Playoff unveiled the 13-member selection committee in charge of picking future national champions.
Starting next year, the panel will replace the current BCS system and choose the top...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:53 AM
Basketball was the sport du jour Wednesday, but during interviews at the ACC’s preseason media gathering, commissioner John Swofford applauded the freshly minted selection committee for college football’s playoff and again broadsided the...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:18 PM
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — For the second straight year, William and Mary opened the season taking a Football Bowl Subdivision team to the wire.
The Tribe led West Virginia on Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium for the better part of the game, but couldn&...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:40 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — They don't do moral victories at William and Mary, not when the football program has real ones against programs with more resources and bigger stadia.
The Tribe nearly notched another one last Saturday at West Virginia, falling 24-...
| Sep 4, 2013
WILLIAMSBURG — William and Mary could, and arguably should, have beaten Maryland in last season's opener. Coach Jimmye Laycock knew it, as did his staff and players. One super-sized problem:
The understandable confidence that the players gleaned...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The six Bay Rivers District football teams opening their seasons on Friday face a similar outlook to the four that did so this past week.
The only district school with an apparently easy path to victory is Smithfield High, which faces Southampton, a...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:50 PM
Virginia has gone undefeated in non-conference play only once in the last 15 football seasons, in 2005, and with No. 2 Oregon visiting Scott Stadium on Saturday, that trend figures to continue.
The Cavaliers upset No. 2 Florida State at home in 1995,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Maryland's game against Old Dominion on Saturday marks the beginning of the end of an era. The Terps plan to phase out games against Football Championship Subdivision opponents in the coming years.
But Maryland (1-0, 0-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) knows...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 7:59 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Nine months ago, Florida State fans were anticipating a wild, raucous, festival-like atmosphere to descend upon their campus once this weekend arrived.
They couldn’t have expected quite the circus that came to Doak Campbell...