| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Our bloodiest falls, literal and figurative, occur when we're riding high and/or not paying attention. It happened to me as a kid, face-planting into cement steps while running mindlessly in the garage, getting pinched for cutting school after a decent...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:17 AM
We're only five weeks into football season, which means it's time to start thinking about basketball.
On Wednesday, Conference USA announced that the Owls will have three mens' basketball games televised this season.
FAU's game at DePaul on December...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Before Thursday night’s game in Atlanta against Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster may have occasion to cross paths in Bobby Dodd Stadium with Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson.
Foster has been in that spot before, and he...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Four hours after the conclusion of Tech’s 29-21 overtime win Saturday against Marshall, lights burned in Tech coach Frank Beamer’s office over the football practice fields.
With only five days to prep for Tech’s ACC opener Thursday...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:21 PM
7:40 a.m. Soccer: English Premier League: Aston Villa at Norwich.--NBCSN
9 a.m. Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable 47 in Newport News and Verizon FiOs 17. Featured guest: Old Dominion men’s basketball coach Jeff Jones).--NNPS
9:55 a.m. ...
| 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...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Alabama and Oregon solidified themselves in the BCS title game but we have plenty other changes of note.
Notre Dame is no longer BCS bound in our estimation and after they edged Purdue by seven points, the Irish dropped to the Chick-Fil-A Bowl to face...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:51 PM
6:30 a.m. Golf: LPGA Evian Championship third round (in Evian-les-Bains, France).--Golf
7:40 a.m. Soccer: English Premier League: Crystal Palace at Manchester United.--NBCSN
8:30 a.m. College highlights: Inside Wolfpack Sports (N.C. State).--MASN...
| Sep 11, 2013
Ruffin McNeill trusted B.J. Symons, and with good reason. Symons knew what McNeill needed in a quarterback at East Carolina. He needed a skilled, cerebral athlete whose lack of central-casting size and speed gave many marquee programs pause.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:46 PM
Last September, FAU Athletic Director Pat Chun, making a trip to Dallas, called Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky.
Chun wanted to have lunch, but what he really wanted to do was pitch FAU, a school he had joined only a month earlier, to...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 5:28 AM
In what was an abysmal first weekend for the American Athletic Conference.
USF was blown out at home by FCS program McNeese State, 53-21, UConn looked just as bad at home in a 33-18 loss to FCS program Towson, Texas Tech beat up on SMU, 41-23, and...