| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Long before she became the face of the between-innings fun and games at Coca-Cola Park, Lindsey Knupp had fun playing games at Northampton High School and Shippensburg University.
Knupp, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs director of promotions and...
| Mar 26, 2014
At least one ACC team has reached the NCAA tournament's regional finals each of the last seven years, and 36 of the last 40. Pressure's on, Virginia.
The lone team standing among the ACC's six tournament qualifiers, the Cavaliers face Michigan State...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 8:14 AM
STORRS — The last time the UConn basketball team missed the NCAA Tournament in successive years was 1988-1989. Bill Clinton was still governor of Arkansas. The Red Sox were still cursed. And the "Lethal Weapon" sequels had only reached 2, on their...
| Oct 24, 2013
Virginia Tech could not have asked for a more comfortable ACC football debut. Duke. At home.
The year was 2004, and the Blue Devils were in the throes of a hopeless stretch during which they endured eight winless conference seasons in 12 years....
| Nov 12, 2013
During his college playing days at Green Bay more than 20 years ago, Tony Bennett craved games against state basketball heavyweights Wisconsin and Marquette. After all, what better way for a so-called mid-major program to measure itself than against...
| 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...
| Jan 21, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Best versus weirdest. Such was the Monday matchup at John Paul Jones Arena.
The most talented and, perhaps by season's end, most accomplished of Tony Bennett's five teams at Virginia.
The most baffling and, perhaps by March,...
| Nov 20, 2013
Last season, Duke reached its first bowl since 1994, snapped an eight-game losing streak to rival North Carolina and earned David Cutcliffe ACC coach of the year honors. Less than 12 months later, it all seemed a mirage.
The Blue Devils were 0-2 in...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 12:44 PM
This is a sports year for the small. Butler and VCU made the Final Four, the Green Bay Packers rule the NFL, and bigfoots New York, Philadelphia and Boston have vanished from baseball's title chase.
The trend even includes cinema, where Brad Pitt's...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 9:00 AM
TALLAHASSEE — OK, Florida State, I put my esteemed reputation as college football's undeniable gridiron guru on the line for you last season.
“I am sticking a flaming spear in the belief that Oklahoma will roll to the national title,” I...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Seth Greenberg is a quality basketball mind and leaves Virginia Tech basketball in far better shape than when he arrived nine years ago. But athletic director Jim Weaver was absolutely right to fire him Monday as the Hokies' coach.
That's difficult to...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Virginia Tech's football game Saturday against Pittsburgh reminds and foreshadows. We recall Big East clashes that showcased Larry Fitzgerald, Antonio Bryant and Michael Vick, and anticipate annual collisions in the ACC.
Those yearly Coastal Division...