| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Auburn’s are-you-kidding-me upset of No. 1 Alabama on Saturday torched many a postseason projection but did not change Virginia Tech’s most likely destination: the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.
The Hokies have not traveled to such a distant...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Imagine this scene at ACC world headquarters in late August: Closing the monthly staff meeting, commissioner John Swofford reveals that entering conference championship week, the ACC will have three teams with at least 10 victories, including the nation&...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:12 PM
It’s Thanksgiving week, that special time of year where we eat enough food to feed a third world nation, then get drunk and pass out at 7pm while blaming it on the tryptophan. This continues for four straight days until we wake up on Monday ten...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:30 PM
NFL star Tim Tebow, whose strong Christian beliefs have garnered him attention on and off the field, has joined ESPN as an analyst for the SEC Network.
The Heisman Trophy winner who has been a quarterback for the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: I can understand why you don't read your own lousy newspaper, but USC is ranked No. 25 [by the Associated Press]. Don't worry, we will never accuse you of being a homer.
I realize it is old news, but your sports...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Old Dominion's first National Signing Day as a competing member of Conference USA provided more confirmation than drama, as nearly all prospects followed through on their commitments.
The Monarchs signed 24 players Wednesday, giving them a recruiting...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Virginia Tech’s 21st consecutive bowl could well return the Hokies to the site of their inaugural postseason appearance more than six decades ago: El Paso, Texas.
The Sun Bowl has the third choice of ACC teams after the Bowl Championship Series,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:22 PM
From the National Football Foundation: American Athletic Date Time Game Network (Talent) Thurs., Nov. 21 7:30 p.m. Rutgers at (18) UCF ESPN (Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Ponder) Sat., Nov. 23 12 p.m. Cincinnati at Houston ESPNews...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Virginia Tech’s best football team of the last six years, the 2009 bunch that featured Ryan Williams, Tyrod Taylor, Cody Grimm and Rock Carmichael, did not reach the ACC championship game. No matter that the Hokies were the conference’s...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:19 PM
We thought Louisville was the team that would go undefeated this season but not have the schedule strength to stay in the title race. Turns out it was Ohio State, which is perpetually stuck in fourth gear until one of the Big Three loses. Our comeback...