Potential New Arenas Give The NCAA Tournament Reason to Love Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia has a population of more than 8 million, a number that’s steadily climbed for decades and ranks 12th in the United States. There are three metro areas with more than a million residents, five with more than a quarter million and 10 greater than 100,000. The state is home to two…

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

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…

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

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!

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…