| 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...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen joined Pat Fitzgerald at Wrigley Field in 2010 when the Northwestern coach guest-conducted "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."
How did Fitzgerald do?
"He was great," Mullen said Friday in a telephone interview. "He gets...