| Apr 28, 2013
| 10:35 AM
"Mr. Irrelevant," the nickname given to the final pick in the NFL draft, is Justice Cunningham, a tight end from South Carolina who was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the 254th choice on Saturday.
The 6-foot-4, 264-pounder was actually called...
| Jun 13, 2013
Quickness has never been my hallmark. Not athletically — I was two steps slow on the basketball court and couldn't handle an inside fastball. Not personally — I didn't marry until age 51 and clung to dial-up Internet and my flip phone nearly...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:19 AM
ACC fans knew this was coming. They knew in October that the conference had scrapped plans to adopt a nine-game league football schedule, and they knew the cost of that reversal.
Yet when the ACC released the 2014-24 interdivision rotation Tuesday...
| May 26, 2013
| 7:27 PM
By the time Virginia Tech coach Pete Hughes and his team were done in Durham, N.C. this weekend at the ACC tournament, he was starting to think nearly every person that asked him a question about his program lacked originality.
His frustration was borne...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Five years ago, ACC presidents could have dismissed the blather regarding the conference’s imminent demise. After all, why dignify with comment what you know to be baseless?
But today, Twitter and message boards are not to be ignored. Nor, sadly,...
| May 20, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Update on local athletes competing in college.
Emily Tubert (Burroughs High, 2010) junior, University of Arkansas women's golf: The former All-Area standout for the Indians and her Razorback teammates are preparing for the 2013 NCAA Championships, which...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 1:09 PM
The Hampton University women's basketball team already is 4-0 this season, with victories against LSU and at Mississippi State.
HU has won three games against opposition from the Southeastern Conference in school history -- two of them this month. The...
| May 12, 2013
| 7:48 PM
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Running its streak of consecutive overall league titles to seven, the No. 5 University of Arkansas men’s track and field team won the 2013 SEC Outdoor Championships this weekend in Columbia, Mo. With the help of five SEC event...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 9:29 AM
Five bowls are credentialed to attend Saturday’s Virginia Tech-Virginia game. That a handful of postseason scouts deem it necessary to observe the 5-6 Hokies on Thanksgiving weekend speaks volumes.
Indeed, it’s been a peculiar year not...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:42 AM
Because it's Thanksgiving week and most people (including myself) are on vacation right now, I'm going to keep my column short this week. Here are my picks, along with some brief analysis. My usual brilliant wit and humor may be somewhat lacking this...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:53 AM
The ACC and Orange Bowl on Thursday formally announced long-anticipated partnerships that dramatically upgrade the conference’s postseason opponent pool.
During the 12-year arrangement from the 2014-25 seasons, which coincides with college...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 7:30 PM
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Earnest Ross and Jabari Brown hit key 3-pointers in the final 1:11 and No. 22 Missouri overcame 5-for-27 shooting from long range and a 13-point second-half deficit to beat South Carolina 71-65 on Tuesday night.
Ross had a career-...