| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:20 PM
There is a reason why top college football coaches demand top dollars:
Forget trying to figure out how to hire a great one, as there seems no reliable formula.
Pete Carroll was an ordinary, out-of-work NFL coach in 2001 when he took the...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:18 PM
One of the unforeseen perks of the maligned Bowl Championship Series was the annual major-bowl quest of the mid-major.
Will the last year of the BCS mean the last year of the underdog?
Not necessarily, but the new College Football Playoff in two years...
| Aug 1, 2013
Old Dominion's athletic program just joined the high-rollers' table at The Bellagio. Alabama is there. Texas, Ohio State and LSU as well. But how will the Monarchs respond when, before the first hand is played, the big dogs up the ante?
Make no mistake,...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 7:26 PM
If you're still trying to wrap your head around the Final Four of VCU, Butler, Kentucky and Connecticut, get in line.
This is like the street-corner sax player collecting a Grammy nomination. It's not that the dude can't play. He can, enough to make...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:45 PM
My prognosticator side detests this Final Four. VCU and Butler exited early on my bracket, Kentucky and Connecticut in the regional semifinals.
Ditto for 2006 when George Mason intruded. I had the Patriots losing to Michigan State in the first round....
| Mar 11, 2012
| 8:25 PM
The Indiana Hoosiers are headed to Portland, Oregon for the NCAA Tournament.
"Being a Hoosiers fan, it's nice to see them back to where they used to be," 2006 IU Graduate Jameson Russell said.
On Sunday, it was announced IU was the 4 seed in the South. ...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Josh Hutcherson would like nothing more than to watch the No. 1-ranked Kentucky Wildcats pursue their eighth men’s basketball national championship in this month’s NCAA tournament, but the 19-year-old Kentucky native and Wildcats season ticket...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 3:56 PM
The Indiana Hoosiers are heading to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2002 and now their faithful followers are looking for the best deals to get down to Atlanta.
The Hoosiers will play in a rematch game against the University of Kentucky Wildcats...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 2:11 PM
The champions of the ACC, Big 12, Pacific 12 and Southeastern Conference are done. As are Duke and Connecticut.
As is my bracket — more on that bloodletting in a moment.
First, some reflections on the NCAA tournament's first weekend and the...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 5:52 PM
ATLANTA -Signs in three different parts of the basketball configuration of the Georgia Dome tell of the future.
In the tunnels leading to the makeshift court and on the hanging scoreboard above the hardwood were signs proclaiming that this venue would...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:59 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
Glen "Big Baby" Davis is a living, breathing, jump-shooting, bird-shooting example of why there is a growing disconnect between fans and professional athletes. Davis was fined $35,000 earlier this week for...