| Jul 28, 2011
| 12:32 PM
The fumigation of North Carolina's football program was inevitable and long overdue. It also has roots in, and will ripple through, our fair commonwealth.
The school turfed coach Butch Davis on Wednesday, months after his colossally poor judgment and...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 6:43 AM
5 PLAYERS TO WATCH
QUINTON COPLES, NORTH CAROLINA
Sr. | 6-6 | 285 | DE
In his first season as a starter last fall, Coples made his presence felt with 15 1/2 tackles for loss, including 10 sacks, on his way to first team All-ACC.
| Sep 12, 2011
| 5:29 AM
The nut graph, the essence, of Frank Beamer’s new contract at Virginia Tech isn’t the bargain-basement salary or 2016 expiration date.
It’s the exit strategy.
“What I think's important for Virginia Tech — for both sides...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 7:40 AM
Virginia Tech lost one football game in 2000 — at No. 3 Miami with Michael Vick sidelined by an ankle injury. The Hokies' reward: a meaningless Gator Bowl against a 16th-ranked Clemson team that dropped its ACC finale to Florida State by 47 points....
| Dec 31, 2011
| 9:46 PM
Virginia played its worst defensive game of 2011 in Saturday’s 43-24 Chick-fil-A Bowl loss to Auburn, yielding season-highs in points and yards (454). Credit the Tigers’ talent (read: SEC speed), but don’t overlook the Cavaliers’...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 4:49 AM
Only once in 58 seasons has ACC football produced a late-season collision of top-10 teams with perfect records.
It was 1997, and third-ranked Florida State visited fifth-ranked North Carolina. Both were 8-0.
The Seminoles rolled, 20-3, only to have...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 9:35 AM
Since their sport does not drive conference realignment, women’s basketball coaches had never created a stir on the issue. But women’s basketball has never had a coach quite like Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma.
He’s edgy, opinionated...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 8:46 PM
Paterno must explain
In a word, yes. Read the 23-page grand jury findings and you will be horrified and sickened. And angry. The target of our anger, assuming the allegations are true, is Jerry Sandusky.
| Nov 21, 2011
| 1:39 PM
The Unity Thunder recreational league cheerleading squad will be traveling south for the bowl season for the second year in a row, this time to New Orleans for the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Beth Perrine, Unity's director of cheerleading and poms, said the...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 9:29 AM
The Football Writers Association of America has named Northwestern’s Venric Mark to its All-America team as a punt returner.
Mark is the 39th player in program history to be named a first-team All-American and is the lone representative from the...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Northwestern's Gator Bowl preparation included a Monday night trip to Dave & Busters, a Tuesday visit to the United Center for Celtics-Bulls and a Thursday stop at Pinstripes for bowling, bocce and team bonding.
“Our bowl week here is unique and...