UVA and others should remove Liberty from the football schedule

Given the ugly and tragic events that overtook Charlottesville and the University of Virginia over the weekend, one would think leaders of neighboring communities and colleges would have the compassion - or at least the common sense - to issue statements of support. Clearly, offering  sympathy and well wishes for the good citizens of Central…

The Pac-12 Big Ten Challenge That Should’ve Been But Wasn’t

A little more than five years ago, the Pac-12 and Big Ten entered into a landmark agreement for college football. Two of the sport's preeminent conferences agreed in principle to an annual crossover of nonconference games, extending the decades-old partnership shared in the Rose Bowl Game; upping the ante for postseason positioning; and addressing fans'…

Charlottesville, University of Virginia Will Forever Be Changed

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Mid-morning, the line for brunch at Bodo’s on Emmett Street stretched out the door, smiling customers casually chatting while waiting for an everything bagel with deli egg. This was just a mile down the road from the Grounds of the University of Virginia, where hours earlier White Nationalists marched with torches and…

100 THINGS TO FOLLOW IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2017-18, 11-15

The Open Man College Basketball 100 continues. If you missed Part 1, check it out here. Every Thursday until tip-off of the 2017-18 college basketball season, The Open Man is counting down storylines. Part 2 dives into the SEC, top recruiting classes and NCAA Tournament dreamers. 11. SEC: It Just Means More? John Calipari restored…

2017 ACC Football Preview: Maybe we should pump the brakes

The ACC undoubtedly had one of its best football seasons in conference history last season, eding with Clemson winning a national title. Florida State won the Orange Bowl, Georgia Tech won the Taxslayer Bowl, even Virginia Tech won the all-important Belk Bowl. In fact, only three ACC teams lost their bowl games. Lamar Jackson of…

Preseason Heisman Top 10

Each week of the college football season since 2015, I have compiled a Top 10 of Heisman Trophy candidates. For the uninitiated, the Heisman Top 10 isn't my own assessment; rather, I evaluate the rankings of other, reputable sports media, buzz from prominent outlets and chatter among voters. These rankings function as a barometer of…