| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:37 AM
LEXINGTON — Perhaps Kentucky’s biggest improvement against Louisville was just the way UK competed. Sounds simple, but the Cats just looked like a team that was playing harder with more desire.
“We sat down together and talked and...
| 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...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:18 PM
No. 22 Florida at No. 14 Missouri
Where: Faurot Field
TV: 12:21 p.m., WOFL-35 in Orlando
Weather: 45 degrees, clear
Online: OrlandoSentinel.com/swampthings, @osgators or #gators
Quick slant: Columbia, Mo., is the farthest north Florida has...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:12 PM
After one of the first big Saturdays of the season, we saw some big changes in our weekly bowl projections.
The BCS title game remained unchanged, as did the Rose and Orange, but we saw some shake ups in the Sugar and Fiesta.
After Georgia outscored...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Season: Overall 0-3, American Athletic Conference 0-0
Aug. 29: Towson, L, 33-18
Sept. 14: Maryland, L, 32-21
Sept. 21: Michigan, L, 24-21
Saturday, Sept. 28: at Buffalo, 3:30 p.m., ESPN3
Conference: Mid American Conference
Last season: 4-8,...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:22 AM
En route to the program’s first top-10 season, Virginia Tech’s defense scored seven touchdowns in 1995, including a 20-yard fumble return by tackle Jim Baron in the Sugar Bowl conquest of Texas.
The 1999 Hokies squad that went 11-0 during...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Frank Beamer's milestone moments at Virginia Tech
Dec. 23, 1986: Introduced as head coach.
Sept. 12, 1987: Hokies lose 22-10 at Clemson in Beamer's debut.
Oct. 3, 1987: Beamer's first Tech victory in a 31-11 dusting of Navy.
Oct. 7, 1989: Hokies win...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Frank Beamer writes poignantly and modestly, confesses about a broken promise, questions a rival’s recruiting and censures one of his most talented players. Those were my primary takeaways from “Let Me Be Frank — My Life At Virginia Tech...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Virginia Tech opened its 2004 football season as a decided underdog against reigning national champion Southern California at neutral FedEx Field. In two weeks, the Hokies commence 2013 as three-score puppies against two-time defending champ Alabama at...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Can anyone at Virginia Tech become the next Ed Vereb, Scott Sisson, or Peter Boulware? That will be the prevailing question Saturday when the Hokies open their football season against No. 1 Alabama in the Georgia Dome.
Unless my eyes misread the agate,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Clemson’s 52-13 dusting of South Carolina State on Saturday was routine and did nothing to enhance the ACC’s football profile. But as he exited his postgame presser, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney had a message about the conference.