| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: I hope you and the media start a campaign to stop the NCAA scheduling these massacre football games. It is a scam, a sham and a shame. . . . Urban Meyer has the guts leading, 55-0, to go for it on fourth and six? He...
| Jun 22, 2014
No one in Columbia, Mo., could have been surprised by Quinton Chievous' basketball gifts. He was built for the game, and his father is hoops royalty there, the University of Missouri's career scoring leader and a former first-round NBA draft choice.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:52 PM
It's time to get ready-set-hut for two of Saturday's marquee games: Oklahoma at Notre Dame and Mississippi at Alabama.
Both are intriguing and consequential, with all four schools dripping with pedigree. The teams enter with an average Associated...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:51 PM
This season's college bowl schedule is reminiscent of how it used to be in the last months of the year in pro golf, or the last five minutes of an NBA rout.
ESPN fills airtime and sells ads, but there is no compelling reason to watch...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:09 PM
What you need to know about the latest epic showdown featuring Alabama and Louisiana State:
• It's not as epic as two years ago, when LSU went to Alabama in what was billed as the "Game of the Century."
That hyped-up-on-helium affair ended up a...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 11:12 PM
Ex-Salisbury lacrosse assistant Dobbins leaves Ohio State
Dave Dobbins, a member of the Ohio State men's lacrosse staff the past five years, is leaving his position to join 3d Lacrosse as director of Connecticut. Before Ohio State, Dobbins...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:08 PM
If I make it to Monday I will have covered all 16 national title games in the Bowl Championship Series era.
Someone, please, blow a kazoo.
It's been one crazy ride between Tennessee playing Florida State at the Fiesta Bowl in 1998 and this week's...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 6:40 AM
You want to win in college football, you have to recruit some criminals.
So said Notre Dame radio broadcaster and former player Allen Pinkett.
“That’s how Ohio State used to win all the time,’’ Pinkett said Wednesday on “...
| May 8, 2014
| 7:17 PM
The return of one of the area's top players gave Tamaqua a solid start as it prepared to try to defend its Schuylkill League and District 11 Class 3A baseball titles from a year ago.
The Blue Raiders have had junior Brett Kosciolek's bat all season. A...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:01 PM
The commissioner of one college conference recently compared the state of the NCAA to that of a delicate ecosystem being threatened by the heat of what is shaping up to be a long and litigious summer.
Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit against the NCAA,...
| 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 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...