| Sep 20, 2011
| 4:17 PM
SOUTH BEND - When the gristle and fat of the matter are boiled away, it comes down to a seat at the table.
While the structure of college athletics is torn down and re-shaped, Notre Dame can sit back and monitor the tremors.
Because of that seat.
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Maddening as college football's postseason is, fairness dictates one concession: It's better than it used to be.
Time was when bowls finalized matchups in mid-November. Time was when the champions of the Big Ten, Pacific 12, Big 12 and Southeastern...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 7:42 PM
When Virginia Tech defeated Texas in the 1995 Sugar Bowl, Frank Beamer cautioned Hokies faithful not to expect similar success every year.
"I think we've got a chance to be a top program year in and year out," he said. "But every year certainly isn't...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 3:05 PM
Finally, the day we’ve all been waiting for has come.
At long last, there is good news and wide smiles at UCF instead of bad vibes and grim faces.
At a time when UCF fans have had to endure a miserable football season, an embarrassing NCAA...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Unlike the 24-7-365 bracketologists who populate cyberspace, I refrain from serious NCAA tournament field projections until late February or early March.
More for sanity and domestic bliss than anything. A double-feature of "The Fighter" and "The King'...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 1:07 PM
In the wake of its expansion, the ACC expects more television revenue from ESPN. The network, in turn, wants more conference football and men's basketball games.
How many more, and how newcomers Syracuse and Pittsburgh will affect the ACC's divisional...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 5:03 PM
The situation is a little bit sad and a whole lot ironic.
Big East officials snubbed UCF forever and ever because they felt the Knights weren't worthy of their high-and-mighty conference. Now the Big East is scrambling to add schools like UCF in order to...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 5:55 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
There's no question now: UCF absolutely has to go to the Big East.
Boise State and USF.
When word began leaking out Friday that Boise State would soon be joining the Big East, UCF's decision...
| May 14, 2011
Phelps is sixth in 200 free at Charlotte UltraSwim
In a field loaded with six Olympians, Michael Phelps of Fells Point came in sixth in the 200-meter freestyle final Friday at the Charlotte UltraSwim in Charlotte, N.C. Ryan Lochte was in...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 9:58 PM
Paupers ruled state college basketball last season. While princes Virginia and Virginia Tech watched from afar, a record five teams from the commonwealth — Hampton, Old Dominion, Richmond, George Mason and, most famously, VCU — made the NCAA...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 5:41 PM
They control some of the largest workforces, biggest budgets and loudest bully pulpits in town.
And they can impact everything from your morning commute to your family's health care and entertainment options.
They are Central Florida's power players....
| Jan 3, 2012
| 9:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS — The most bizarre minute of football you're likely to witness erased a half of domination and sent them to the locker room trailing by four points.
An early, third-quarter turnover and touchdown deepened the hole to 11 points.