Week 1 ACC Football Notebook: A Tough Start Outside the Commonwealth

Week 1 ACC Football Notebook: A Tough Start Outside the Commonwealth

Week 1 across the ACC was all about quarterbacks. Who got hurt? Who desperately needs to stay healthy? And who shined in his debut? Each week we’ll take a look around the Atlantic Coast Conference and examine the most important happenings. TOUGH START FOR SEMINOLES: Just about the worst imaginable scenario for Florida State was…

Charlottesville aided by thoughtful sports community

Charlottesville aided by thoughtful sports community

We are, as a society, too invested in sports. Otherwise even-keeled men and women lose the ability to control emotions or think rationally when it comes to their favorite teams. We know this. We just can’t help it. There’s positive and negatives to this quirk of human nature. We do crazy things and overreact. My…

Charlottesville, University of Virginia Will Forever Be Changed

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…

Archaic NCAA Recruiting Rules Need Revisiting

Archaic NCAA Recruiting Rules Need Revisiting

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The NCAA-mandated “quiet” period for recruiting was anything but at the University of Virginia last week. Visitors rotated in and out of the Cavaliers basketball offices, laughing and glad handing, but Tony Bennett and his staff had to be careful not to be caught outside for too long, lest they be accused…

Ranking The ACC-Big Ten Challenge Games for 2017

Ranking The ACC-Big Ten Challenge Games for 2017

In a series pairing two of college basketball's deepest conferences, it's impossible to not feature at least a few quality matchups. Nevertheless, the games for the 2017 ACC-Big Ten Challenge, announced Thursday, missed some golden opportunities for marquee contests. The ACC-Big Ten Challenge occupies an important date on the college basketball calendar. The season's a…

College Football Countdown: No. 91 Chris Long

College Football Countdown: No. 91 Chris Long

That we're a decade removed from Chris Long's career at Virginia suggests time does indeed fly. Memories of Long in his No. 91, flying around the field for the best Cavaliers team perhaps of my lifetime remain fresh. The 2007 season, and Long's individual impact on it, may well be branded so prominently in my…

ACC Basketball Fans Fill Finebaum Airtime

ACC Basketball Fans Fill Finebaum Airtime

ACC basketball's NCAA Tournament success, sending six teams to the Sweet 16, has fans of the conference swelling with pride. ACC basketball boasts success similar to SEC football, but the former's collective fan base doesn't have the same reputation. Perhaps all ACC basketball die-hards need is the forum. College football is in a dead period,…

For New Coaches Like Clay Helton, A Chance at Reinvention

For New Coaches Like Clay Helton, A Chance at Reinvention

From Clay Helton at USC, Mike Norvell at Memphis and D.J. Durkin at Maryland, this year's head coaching carousel netted numerous first-timers jobs. In fact, per CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd, 69 percent of the FBS head-coaching hires in 2015 are newbies. The influx of fresh faces into the coaching fraternity will yield the sport's next generation…

Run The Dang Ball, Bobo! — er, Greyson Lambert!

Run The Dang Ball, Bobo! — er, Greyson Lambert!

Virginia transfer Greyson Lambert has emerged from the pile as Georgia's starting quarterback, a decision that makes it crystal clear: Mark Richt heard your cries to run the dang ball. The competition was close but your starting QB for the @FootballUGA game vs. ULM will be Greyson Lambert! pic.twitter.com/WQlmQBUJYW— Georgia Bulldogs (@UGAAthletics) August 31, 2015…

Aug. 8 News: Georgia Quarterback Competition Heating Up

Aug. 8 News: Georgia Quarterback Competition Heating Up

Few competitions around college football have as much at stake ahead of the 2015 season as the Georgia quarterback race between Brice Ramsey, Faton Bauta and Virginia transfer Greyson Lambert. With a talented defense, one of the nation's best offensive lines and arguably the top running back in college football, Nick Chubb, the Bulldogs have…