| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:11 AM
Cornell Brown and Torrian Gray were part of two Big East championships and the first class in Virginia Tech football history to earn four consecutive bowl invitations. They faced a true freshman named Peyton Manning in the 1994 Gator Bowl and two-time...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Adam Braithwaite's path to his new job as Christopher Newport's defensive coordinator has been a long one for a coach who's all of 31 years old.
Braithwaite, a 2002 graduate of William and Mary, has an extensive résumé that includes stops at his alma...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 3:04 PM
Saturday afternoon I posted questions that needed or figured to be asked at the ACC’s annual football kickoff here in Pinehurst. Well, here are the answers.
* Virginia cornerback Chase Minnifield on volunteering weekly at Charlottesville’s...
| 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.