| Jun 23, 2014
Tyler Beede is a two-time, first-round draft choice. Walker Buehler has won 12 games this season, one shy of the national lead. But for all of the pitching at Vanderbilt's disposal Monday, Virginia is positioned even better entering the College World...
| Jun 27, 2014
The temptation is to call a national championship inevitable for Virginia baseball. The Cavaliers were too close this season, and they've been too exceptional for too long under coach Brian O'Connor.
So it's just a matter of time, right? Just a matter...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:17 PM
NEW YORK — Mookie Betts was at his Rhode Island hotel with his fiancee late Friday night, and had just ordered pizza when Pawtucket manager Kevin Boles called. The PawSox had beaten Norfolk 4-2, but Boles wanted Betts to return to McCoy Stadium....
| Jul 3, 2014
RICHMOND — Whether awaiting a flight at New York's LaGuardia Airport or lunching on Franklin Street, VCU athletic director Ed McLaughlin marvels at the volume and variety of folks who recognize Rams basketball coach Shaka Smart.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:14 AM
Tyreke Johnson expects the attention now, so when LSU offered the Jacksonville Trinity Christian eighth-grader a scholarship Tuesday, it was exciting, but not really unusual for the young star.
It's also not unusual for LSU, which offered a...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:54 PM
William and Mary went 1-9 versus Football Bowl Subdivision opponents during the last 10 seasons, but don’t for a moment believe that the Tribe was overwhelmed. Seven of those setbacks were by less than two touchdowns, three by a combined 11 points....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Only incurable seamheads and/or incorrigible gamblers organize NCAA baseball tournament pools, but even if you filled out a bracket purely for entertainment, chances are it's more charred than a burger on the barbie.
Five of the eight national seeds met...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:12 PM
A weird thing happened last weekend to 10 proud bowl teams that went a combined 94-37 in 2012: They all lost.
This is bounce-back (or else?) Saturday for Virginia Tech, Kansas State, Texas Christian, Brigham Young, Boise State, San Diego State, Georgia,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:44 PM
You can try this cold turkey, but picking bowl-game winners is my job. While you're at work solving world problems, I'm doing full time what you do in your spare time. Some years are better than others. The general rule is to look for motivation in each...
| Dec 11, 2013
The most strident critics craved anarchy, a farewell overdose of controversy for the Bowl Championship Series. Come Sunday, however, after 15 weeks of unimaginable insanity, the most-deserving teams for the national title game were indisputable: Florida...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:28 PM
The Kentucky Wildcats are treated like a professional team within the borders of the Commonwealth. Darius Miller thrived under the bluegrass spotlight the last four years and wouldn't mind continuing his basketball career in another state known for its...