| Aug 26, 2012
Mike Smith likes little better than football practice in the dark. Those early-evening sunsets mean we've turned back the clocks, the calendar has hit mid-November and, more than likely, Smith's Hampton High Crabbers are preparing for a playoff game....
| Aug 26, 2012
Third year (12-13 at U.Va.; 36-18 overall in coaching career)
He's the maniac who used to head-butt players with their helmets on when he was U.Va.'s defensive coordinator. He's the guy who fell to his knees on the Scott Stadium...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 7:56 PM
If we’re being honest, Phillip Sims played in more important games at Oscar Smith High in Chesapeake than the one he played in Saturday against Richmond in Virginia’s season-opener.
Not that Sims was arguing otherwise. As a matter of fact, he...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Michael Rocco has started 17 consecutive games at quarterback for Virginia, the Cavaliers’ longest streak at the position since Jameel Sewell's 22-game reign in 2004 and ’05. The issue is whether Rocco should see 18.
Virginia has lost two...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:08 PM
The Orlando Sentinel has ranked all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country. We’ll take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 120 to our projected No. 1 team. We will not be including the four teams the NCAA...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 9:18 AM
The Orlando Sentinel has ranked all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country. The Sentinel staff will take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 120 to our projected No. 1 team. We will not be including the four teams the...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 1:08 PM
Sometimes on football Saturdays, Randy Edsall's wife will slip into the Gossett Team House auditorium, barely noticed by the media assembled to hear the Maryland coach's post-game remarks.
Thirteen years after her husband first became a head coach,...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 3:28 PM
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:00 PM
As Virginia went about the business two weeks ago during the off week of taking stock in all the myriad aspects of its football program that needed improvement, an interesting and somewhat unexpected phenomena started to take place in the weight room of...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 3:53 AM
ACC officials don’t care which, but they really need Virginia or Virginia Tech to win their final two regular-season football games to become bowl eligible.
With North Carolina (6-4) banned from postseason due to NCAA sanctions, the conference...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Like Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, Tajh Boyd absorbed untold punishment from LSU’s defense. Unlike Texas A&M’s freshman-for-the-ages, Boyd endured, stayed turnover-free and rallied his team to a stirring victory.
In so doing Monday...