| Apr 14, 2012
| 4:18 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — For the defense, the William and Mary spring football game at Zable Stadium on Saturday was an opportunity to shine. For the offense, and the passing game particular, it was an afternoon to gain some often hard-earned experience....
| Mar 30, 2012
| 8:39 PM
The schedule was hardly ideal. Ride two-plus hours on a bus, the final 45 minutes through thick, Friday-afternoon traffic. Stroll off the bus, strap on pads and conduct a public spring practice at an unfamiliar venue.
But Virginia’s football team...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:47 PM
Chris Barclay's new job is to help rebuild a William and Mary running game that graduated its Chris Barclay.
The 2005 ACC player of the year and Wake Forest's career rushing leader, Barclay is the Tribe's new running backs coach. He replaces Brendan...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 1:16 PM
A week ago, William and Mary's postseason football prospects were grim. The offense was stagnant, the quarterback was in street clothes, and the schedule was barbed-wire nasty.
Other than that, Jimmye Laycock, how's your day?
Today, the offense has...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 5:46 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — It was the last thing William and Mary head coach Jimmye Laycock and his players expected, and it might have thwarted the Tribe's chances for a third consecutive postseason trip.
Towson and its risk-taking, unorthodox offensive...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Jonathan Grimes wanted to play football. His dad wanted him to wait a year. But Grimes, driven and relentless even at age 7, wouldn't take no for an answer. So Gregory Grimes made his son an offer: You can play football if you take up the piano.
| Nov 1, 2011
| 3:17 PM
Ryan Moody has never gotten discouraged or wondered if someone was sending him a message, which may be a triumph in itself.
After enduring multiple, potentially devastating injuries, William and Mary's gifted wide receiver pronounced himself 95 percent...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 8:35 AM
The NCAA’s annual Academic Progress Rate report suffocates us with numbers. Multi-year averages, single-season rates, percentile ranks and public-private breakdowns.
But as postseason bans for programs nationally (Connecticut men’s...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 5:43 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — The last time New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz was on William and Mary’s football field, he was still on the sidelines, hoping to work his way into playing time.
The thought of playing in the National Football League...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 2:52 PM
In the minutes and days after William and Mary defeated Old Dominion in their inaugural football meeting last September, Tribe coach Jimmye Laycock pointedly and publicly called out the Monarchs for excessive penalties and what he deemed overly aggressive...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 3:32 PM
The postgame handshake, such as it was, said it all.
William and Mary coach Jimmye Laycock met Old Dominion counterpart Bobby Wilder near midfield Saturday night, extended his right hand and kept walking toward the locker room.
Nary a word was spoken....
| Nov 8, 2011
| 2:43 PM
Brent Caprio ran parallel to the line of scrimmage toward the right sideline, waiting, waiting, and then just before going out of bounds and as he was hit by two defenders, winged a short touchdown pass to Nolan Kearney to give William and Mary the lead...