| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The Clippers' conversion from NBA franchise to Doc Rivers Inc. can be traced to the summer night their new coach sat across from their freakishly athletic center at a trendy Japanese restaurant in West Hollywood.
Over albacore tuna and yellowtail sushi,...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:28 PM
DAYTON, Ohio — Sophomore guard T.J. Warren scored 25 points and guard Ralston Turner added 17, lifting North Carolina State to a 74-59 victory over Xavier in a first-round NCAA Tournament game between No. 12 seeds on Tuesday night at the...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Old Dominion athletic director Wood Selig recently declined the opportunity to play at Alabama in 2015 because the Monarchs’ schedule was full with four non-conference games, the Virginian-Pilot reported.
The Monarchs would have gotten...
| Mar 19, 2014
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech basketball boasts a lavish practice complex, committed administration and a five-year stretch in which the Hokies hovered near the top of the ACC. But when measured by the sport's most precious commodity, Tech ranks last...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:27 PM
BLACKSBURG – Judging from Buzz Williams' path to big-time Division I men's basketball coaching jobs, Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock may have gotten the scrapper and fighter he was seeking.
Williams was introduced Monday evening...
| Mar 20, 2014
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Forget the bracketologist-in-chief. The sour puss-in-chief said Wednesday he'd pick Michigan State, Louisville, Florida and Arizona to advance to the NCAA Tournament Final Four.
"Those are the four best teams going into the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock made quick work of his school’s men’s basketball coaching search, hiring Buzz Williams away from Marquette.
Williams, 41, was officially announced Friday afternoon by Tech's athletic department as...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:39 PM
College basketball collectively swooned Friday night when Virginia Tech hired Buzz Williams as its head coach, and here’s why: Williams created more national splash in six seasons at Marquette than the Hokies have in 106.
To wit: Williams guided...
| Apr 10, 2014
Wake Forest, Boston College, Virginia Tech: That's how I ranked the ACC's basketball coaching vacancies this spring. Each has myriad issues, witness the involuntary exits of Jeff Bzdelik, Steve Donahue and James Johnson, but recent and historic success...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:59 AM
Three times as many ACC schools excused their coaches this basketball season as reached the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16. Two more teams from the conference advanced to the National Invitation Tournament semifinals as played in NCAA regional finals....
| Mar 22, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Some words of caution for Virginia Tech fans judging Buzz Williams: The Hokies’ new basketball coach defies convenient description.
Want Tech to play fast? Williams’ 2011-12 Marquette team ranked 16th nationally in possessions per game,...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Breanna Stewart's national profile expanded again Wednesday when she was named to the Wooden All-American Team. She is joined by Notre Dame's Kayla McBride, Baylor's Odyssey Sims, Maryland's Alyssa Thomas and Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike.