| 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....
| Jul 14, 2013
The state high school all-star games descended upon Hampton Roads in 1993, showcasing future pros such as Tiki and Ronde Barber, Cornell Brown, Seth Greisinger and Joe Smith. Crowds of approximately 6,000 attended the football and boys basketball...
| Oct 9, 2013
No matter that Clemson still must play Boston College. And no matter that BC already has surpassed last season's victory total, boasts the nation's top rusher in Andre Williams and appears energized under new head coach Steve Addazio.
| 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 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...
| Feb 26, 2014
DURHAM, N.C. — Duke recently completed one of the most taxing stretches in ACC basketball history. The unknown was, how would the sixth-ranked Blue Devils respond to some actual R&R and Tuesday's home game against an overmatched opponent?
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 1:44 PM
The CIA employs scores of MENSA members to decipher coded messages from friends and foes alike. Wonder if we could borrow one to interpret ACC basketball.
If you like chaos, you've come to the right place.
Florida State is 0-2 against the Ivy League....
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Enduring a prolonged shooting slump and off to its worst ACC start in six years, Virginia Tech faces the conference's most talented team Thursday night at Cassell Coliseum.
Not what you would call ideal timing.
But this game against eighth-ranked...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Conference realignment continues to affect schools of local intrigue, most recently this week's announcement that Navy will become a football-only member of the Big East starting in 2015.
More on Navy's future storied rivalries with Houston and Boise...