| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:54 PM
It feels like an eternity since bowl season ended, but fortunately today marks the greatest day of the year, when football returns to rescue us from the barren sports wasteland of August. Baseball? The U.S. Open? That stuff is a nice filler, like the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:18 AM
Marshall went to Virginia Tech in 2002 nationally ranked and quarterbacked by a top-10 draft choice. The Thundering Herd boast neither trait this season but nonetheless present a curious test Saturday for the Hokies.
Can Marshall and Rakeem Cato, the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:34 AM
He'll never be a Heisman Trophy finalist, but that doesn't matter one bit to Northwestern's Brandon Williams.
Rather, the longtime Wildcats holder has his eye on an even more coveted award, one so prestigious that it exists only in his imagination....
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:02 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill Belton ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth overtime to lift Penn State past No. 18 Michigan 43-40 in maybe the biggest win in Coach Bill O'Brien's two seasons with the Nittany Lions.
Penn State's Christian Hackenberg...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:54 AM
This morning, as I’m sitting at my desk, sipping a Starbucks Pumpkin Latte and trying to write the intro to this column, there’s one thing that keeps going through my mind: Hype.
My coffee has a giant cardboard sleeve announcing the 10th...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:33 PM
BLACKSBURG — Now that he's taken an in-depth look at No. 1 Alabama, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer's overall impressions about what he's seen don't instill a ton of confidence that he's cracked the code for beating coach Nick Saban's team....
| Aug 28, 2013
BLACKSBURG — Forty years ago, Virginia Tech absorbed an historic 77-6 beating from Alabama. Bear Bryant, his wishbone and houndstooth hat no longer define the program, but the Crimson Tide is no less formidable and iconic entering the teams' season-...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 10:09 PM
Virginia Tech’s defense Saturday impressed one of college football’s most respected defensive minds: Alabama coach Nick Saban.
“Defensively they're one of the toughest groups that we played against,” Saban said after the Tide&...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 7:01 PM
ATLANTA — For nearly a quarter-century, Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer referred to his special teams return and coverage units as "pride and joy." They were the envy of every Football Bowl Subdivision program.
Those days are over.
In No. 1...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:32 PM
College football bowl games 2012-13 TV schedule begins with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl Dec. 15 and ends with the BCS National Championship Jan. 7. The Gildan New Mexico Bowl between Nevada and Arizona Dec. 15 at 1pm ET on ESPN won’t be the most...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:33 PM
With Alabama jumping Notre Dame early in ESPN's telecast of the BCS Championship game last night, the only suspense the rest of the game was whether Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron's girlfriend was going to file a restraining order against...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:32 PM
2013 BCS National Championship Game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide takes place Monday, Jan. 7, on ESPN. Two legendary college football programs collide at Sun Life Stadium in Miami as the No....