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  • Aug. 13, 2000: Operation Heisman begins for Michael Vick at Virginia Tech

    Last year Michael Vick became only the third freshman to finish among the top three in Heisman Trophy voting. This season he attempts to become the first sophomore to win it. Presented annually since 1935 to college football's most outstanding player,...
  • Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Got a question for Dan? Email him at dpompei@tribune.com I've known Mike Singletary for about a quarter of a century, and I believe beating the Bears in his first attempt as a head coach would be a special accomplishment for him--regardless of what he...
  • Aug. 11, 2003: No sophomore slump for Michael Vick

    Sophomore slump? Based on Michael Vick's first preseason game, it doesn't seem likely. Vick, who was voted to the Pro Bowl in his first year as a starter, picked up right where he left off in one stellar quarter for the Atlanta Falcons. He completed his...
  • Sept. 20, 2004: Vick at his best and Falcons suddenly are players

    Michael Vick wasn't conning us after all. As he and the Atlanta Falcons foundered throughout preseason, fans panicked and media doubted. Vick is ill-suited for the West Coast offense, they fretted. New coach Jim Mora will lasso him in the pocket and...
  • Pointing goals higher

    Pointing goals higher
    When Cody Grimm graduated from Oakton High in Vienna, only one college football program in the nation saw something truly special in the guy who was a 175-pound strong safety in high school. Now, as he prepares for his final regular-season college game...
  • Dec. 28, 2003: Virginia wins second straight bowl

    To be blunt, this isn't where Virginia wanted to be. The minute last season ended, the Cavaliers were projected as a favorite for the ACC championship -- and thus the Bowl Championship Series. Coach Al Groh had his eye on the ultimate prize: a national...
  • Nov. 28, 2007: ACC honors Groh, U.Va. extends his contract

    When Virginia returned from a season-opening 23-3 loss at Wyoming on Sept. 1, coach Al Groh was greeted by a spray-painted message on the Beta Bridge, a campus landmark long used as a bulletin board: "Groh Must Go." On Tuesday, Groh was named the ACC...
  • Kecoughtan torrid team 'on paper'

    Ivan Thomas knows all about "on paper." And he knows his Kecoughtan boys team has become, seemingly overnight, the team to beat in the Peninsula District — on paper. He also knows his T.C. Williams team that won the 2008 Group AAA state title was...
  • O's announce spring training schedule

    The Orioles on Tuesday announced their 2010 spring training schedule, which will open March 3 against the Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. After 14 years in Fort Lauderdale, the club is training in Sarasota for the first time since...
  • David Teel: Phoebus beats the odds, finished undefeated

    Nearly 300 Virginia public high schools, from Newport News to Nandua, from Annandale to Appalachia, began preseason football practice under August's searing sun. Each dreamed of perfection: an undefeated regular season, memorable playoff run and state...
  • Girls soccer: Coach of the Year

    Albert Oni, Mercy The Magic fell one game short of its goal of winning the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship, losing to Archbishop Spalding in the title game, but the team overcame a number of obstacles to make its...