| Aug 18, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Steve Spurrier, who could retire tomorrow and play high-caliber golf the rest of his life, instead seems hellbent on coaxing one more "We're No. 1" out of the football department.
It would be South Carolina's third foam finger … since 1892....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could some day inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we continue our Super Sweet 16 countdown with No. 13 Louisiana State:
Les Miles has the makings of another terrific team this...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Pac-12 football has relentlessly tracked the Southeastern Conference for years — almost like Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner.
The pursuit produced its share of botched ACME dynamite explosions, but could the SEC finally be cornered?
| Aug 24, 2014
| 5:51 PM
One of the worst things about the Bowl Championship Series in some years was having to wait until the last minute of a title game to determine whether a team even deserved to be in it.
One school could run roughshod through a weak conference …...
| 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...
| May 29, 2014
Virginia has won two ACC baseball tournaments under Brian O'Connor, and the Cavaliers rode the wave of both championships, 2009 and '11, to the College World Series.
Last week, Virginia went 1-2 at the ACC tournament. Moreover, the Cavaliers dropped two...
| 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...
| Jun 10, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Monday marked the 153rd and final baseball game pitting Virginia and Maryland as ACC rivals. Indeed, it was the last athletic contest of any kind between the schools as league foes.
And no anticlimax here. Rather, winner-to-...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit?
Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for...
| 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...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Todd Graham enters his second year in Tempe and the most exciting news is that he's still there.
OK, that was last year's joke after Graham abruptly left Pittsburgh after one season to take the Arizona State job.
Graham got to town with a shaky...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Florida's offense last year was uglier than a wicked witch from Oz.
Some weeks, the police should have secured the huddle's perimeter with caution tape and given the admonition, "Move along folks, there's nothing to see here."
The only thing worse...