| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:24 PM
BLACKSBURG — After two straight losses, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is in full damage control mode while the problems facing his team continue to mount.
Even Beamer's optimism has its limits.
"We're not a good football team right now...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:19 PM
South Florida's highest profile bowl game has a new name — the Capital One Orange Bowl.
Capital One took over as the bowl's new title sponsor, replacing Discover.
The Orange Bowl is one of the six bowl games featured as part of the new College...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Sam Ball has a Super Bowl ring on his finger from Baltimore's 1970 NFL championship and a plaque on his wall naming him the 1990 Kentucky Soybean Association's Man of the Year. Life has been good to the All-American tackle-turned-farmer, who has reaped...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Tuesday night’s College Football Playoff standings bode well for an easier placement of the ACC’s 11 bowl-eligible teams Sunday, including Virginia Tech.
The key was the CFP selection committee’s ranking the Big Ten’s Michigan...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 10:04 AM
CORAL GABLES—The football series between Miami and FIU is officially back.
Officials from both schools announced on Friday morning that not only will the Hurricanes and Panthers football teams will play each other in both 2018 and 2019, but...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 6:23 AM
The biggest question regarding the Big Ten's new bowl system is not how it will work. It's why anyone didn't think of this sooner.
For decades the bowls determined which teams they would invite. They based their decisions on potential ticket sales,...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 2:54 PM
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State will not repeat as Big Ten champion. That isn't stopping the Spartans from finishing strong.
Jeremy Langford rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns and the Spartans scored touchdowns on five of their first six...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Forecasting ACC bowl destinations, including that of Friday’s Virginia Tech-Virginia winner, is far more difficult this year because of the inaugural College Football Playoff and the league’s more nuanced postseason food chain.
| Nov 27, 2014
| 9:57 PM
For Thanksgiving, the editors gave this typist leftover turkey and stale cranberries.
"Got an assignment," the editor said, unsuccessfully muffling a giggle. "Revisit the USC-Notre Dame game 40 years ago, Nov. 30, 1974. Remember that one?"
| Nov 27, 2014
| 5:08 PM
UCLA has accomplished a lot the last three seasons.
The Bruins have won in Utah. The Bruins have won at Berkeley. The Bruins beat USC — and beat 'em and beat 'em.
Those were all things that had temporarily been removed from the UCLA football...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:01 PM
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