| Mar 9, 2014
| 3:13 PM
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Whether Maryland exposed or merely awakened Virginia on Sunday will be revealed in the coming weeks. But this much we know: The Cavaliers could not overcome their own deficiencies and an inspired opponent in an extraordinary...
| Apr 3, 2014
Atlantic 10 Conference commissioner Bernadette McGlade was "extremely optimistic," but nervous nonetheless on Selection Sunday. Radically changed from a year ago, her league appeared poised to send a record six teams to the NCAA basketball tournament....
| Jan 5, 2014
| 10:50 PM
The teams in the final Bowl Championship Series national title game Monday at the Rose Bowl took completely different roads to Pasadena.
Florida State used the high-speed express lane on its way to 13-0, cruising by one opponent after another....
| Jan 12, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. — Newcomers Syracuse and Pittsburgh have wasted no time making themselves at home in the upscale, gated community known as ACC basketball. Indeed, the Orange and Panthers have raided the fridge, commandeered the remote and propped...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Virginia returned six of its top seven scorers from last basketball season, including All-ACC selections Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell. None has played as many minutes this season as freshman London Perrantes.
The appropriate Twitter hashtags: #unexpected...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The Atlantic Coast Conference has been waiting so many years for this stand-alone moment it might collectively have to take a nervous pill and sit down.
The ACC has spent years failing to prove it was more than just a basketball conference. It wanted so...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 4:08 PM
No need to demand a refund from Athlon or Lindy's because those preseason magazines failed to pick football winners this year for the Western Athletic and Big East conferences.
Football, in those leagues, has gone to the Big Coffin Corner Kick in the...
| Dec 31, 2013
EL PASO, Texas — From the sombrero he wore to the practices he ran, Frank Beamer has enjoyed everything about Sun Bowl week. His Virginia Tech team prepared well , embraced locals' endearing hospitality and avoided the myriad trouble lurking in...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:11 PM
RICHMOND — From 1981-84, the University of Virginia advanced in four consecutive NCAA basketball tournaments, thanks in large measure to one towering young man: Ralph Sampson.
No state program, prior or since, has scaled such heights. VCU just...
| Oct 30, 2013
To quote the adorable child in the AT&T commercial, Virginia Tech football faithful have "infinity times infinity" reasons to be frustrated, concerned and/or confused after Saturday's home loss to Duke.
Logan Thomas channeling Koji Uehara. Short-yardage...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Our bloodiest falls, literal and figurative, occur when we're riding high and/or not paying attention. It happened to me as a kid, face-planting into cement steps while running mindlessly in the garage, getting pinched for cutting school after a decent...