| Oct 19, 2013
| 6:40 PM
After taking a step forward Oct. 12 in his maturation as a quarterback in Virginia’s 27-26 loss at Maryland, David Watford carried that poise over to the first 26 1/2 minutes Saturday against Duke.
That’s as far as Watford’s newfound...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Grammy Award-winning musicologist Art Rosenbaum knows a good thing when he hears it.
Yet in addition to the finely tuned ear with which he earned an award for best historical album in 2008, the University of Georgia professor has such a keen eye that...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 4:09 AM
Virginia Tech’s home football game Saturday against North Carolina will start shortly after 12:30, ideal for newspaper hacks fighting early deadlines, anathema to fans who crave more tailgate time and believe Lane Stadium rocks best after dark....
| Oct 14, 2013
Americans have long turned to the "Dummies" and "Complete Idiot's Guide" series to fill in their know-how gaps. Each edition provides explanations and tips in easy to understand, systematic fashion.
The tongue-in-cheek titles succeed because they're...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:30 PM
Nothing pointed to quarterback Logan Thomas suddenly revitalizing his passing game heading into Virginia Tech’s road trip Thursday night to Georgia Tech.
Only three days of prep for Georgia Tech he described as void of pass attempts due to an...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This could be the start of something big.
Or it could just cause for football fans to wonder why so many players are suddenly such big supporters of the Kwik-E-Mart clerk on "The Simpsons."
Some players from Georgia, Georgia Tech and Northwestern...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:25 PM
I was traveling alone in Georgia during the summer of 1964 to visit relatives, and vividly recall that a year after the March on Washington, a sense of racial tension still permeated much of the South.
I was from New Jersey, my mother was from Macon, Ga....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:54 AM
After two years at Plainfield East, Faith Suggs has transferred to Homewood-Flossmoor.
The 6-foot-1 junior is one of the top players in the area. Her national presence has grown, too, since she tried out for the USA Basketball U16 national team in...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:28 PM
Tennis--U.S. Open, Noon and 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Major League Baseball--Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins, Noon (FXSP)
College Football--North Carolina at South Carolina, 5 p.m. (ESPN); Tulsa at Bowling Green, 6 p.m. (ESPNU); Utah State at...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:14 AM
27th year (216-104-2 at Tech; 258-127-4 overall in coaching career)
Getting in the habit of seven-win seasons wasn't something that interested Beamer. Given the ongoing struggles of his offense, and the sudden deterioration of...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Fourth year (16-21 at U.Va.; 40-26 in coaching career)
After opening last season 2-0, the bottom dropped out for U.Va. with a six-game losing streak. At a time when London needed to sustain momentum on the heels of a stretch in...