| Sep 15, 2012
| 3:32 PM
For the second time in three games this season, Virginia Tech’s offense stalled repeatedly in scoring position and failed in short yardage.
“We moved the ball all day,” quarterback Logan Thomas said after Saturday’s 35-17 loss...
| Sep 19, 2012
Initial reactions to Notre Dame's partial ACC membership were provincial, predictable and understandable.
Could the Fighting Irish affect my favorite team's bowl destination? Even worse, could they cost my school a bowl bid? And just how much of the ACC'...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Sean Glennon had just returned from a friend’s bachelor party in Cabo San Lucas, where, he assured me, neither he nor his fellow revelers were detained by authorities.
And while he called too late for inclusion in Sunday’s print column on his...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:26 PM
No 6-6, bowl-eligible ACC team has ever missed college football’s bloated postseason, a trend that’s likely to continue.
As the Birmingham News’ Jon Solomon reported this week, a Big Ten proposal to elevate the minimum record for bowl...
| Aug 29, 2012
Eight is enough.
Eight would be great.
And with apologies to Al Davis: “Just win eight, baby!”
That is what the Florida Gators should be shooting for this season:
The Magic 8 Ball.
As much as UF's royally spoiled fans don't want to hear...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 3:01 AM
No college football team returns more sacks from last season than Virginia Tech. The Hokies had 41, and 13 players who accounted for 40 of them are back.
On the flip side, three of the 11 teams that averaged more sacks per game in 2011 than Tech appear...
| Jun 6, 2013
Orlando was the ACC football champion's bowl home from 1987-91. More recently, the city has hosted an ACC team for the last 12 postseasons.
Given that history, Orlando is the natural choice to replace Atlanta atop the conference's non-playoff bowl...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:11 AM
* denote ACC Bowl tie-ins (Miami), ^ denote Conference USA (FIU, FAU).
December 21: Gildan New Mexico Bowl (2 p.m.), Las Vegas Bowl (3:30 p.m.), Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (5:30 p.m.), R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (9 p.m.) ^
December 23: Beef 'O'...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 8:50 AM
How The Courant told the story of high school defensive player of the year Graham Stewart's plans to leave Florida and come to UConn on May 6, 2012:
Former Xavier-Middletown linebacker and standout Graham Stewart, who played one season at Florida,...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Anyone remotely interested in Virginia Tech football knows that Scot Loeffler is the Hokies’ new offensive coordinator. Less known, especially to younger folk, is the history of Tech’s offensive coordinators in Frank Beamer’s 26...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 3:08 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Northwestern officials will have extra ammunition to fire up fans and alums at a New Year’s Eve pep rally in Jacksonville for the Jan. 1 Gator Bowl.
The Tribune has learned that the school will announce that it has raised more...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Northwestern's Gator Bowl preparation included a Monday night trip to Dave & Busters, a Tuesday visit to the United Center for Celtics-Bulls and a Thursday stop at Pinstripes for bowling, bocce and team bonding.
“Our bowl week here is unique and...