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Virginia Tech poised to celebrate Frank Beamer Day

Virginia Tech poised to celebrate Frank Beamer Day

As soon as Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer announced his retirement effective at the end of the season, ACC coaches with a date remaining against the Hokies other than the final home game likely reacted similarly.“Whew!” they must have said, wiping their foreheads. ... Click...

Two Touchdown Men at Navy and Ferris State

Two Touchdown Men at Navy and Ferris State

One of my favorite Sports Illustrated covers featured San Diego Chargers wide receiver John Jefferson in 1979 when I was new to San Diego.The photo was a sideline shot sans helmet taken from the shoulder pads up. With his head cocked to the side, he stared with a focused look...

 College football roundtable

College football roundtable

College football never fails to deliver, does it?Almost predictably at this point, we had another weekend full of great action, an upset or two and a few more crazy finishes. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

UCLA 1961 great untold story as precedent to Missouri

UCLA 1961 great untold story as precedent to Missouri

A long-forgotten story of the 1961 UCLA football team’s threatened boycott should be remembered this week as a precedent to Missouri’s successfully mounted boycott over campus racial issues.The stories are the similar, but different. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's...

Clemson survives Syracuse on a day of partity

Clemson survives Syracuse on a day of partity

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said it all about the age of parity in college football during post-game remarks that followed escaping upset-minded Syracuse.“It’s not a beauty pageant,” he said of the 34-27 victory Saturday at the Carrier Dome. “That’s la-la land. This is football....

Roundtable discussion on upsets and vacancies

Roundtable discussion on upsets and vacancies

It was another crazy weekend of college football, but that’s to be expected by now, right?We saw upsets, crazy plays, dominant performances and ultimately some guaranteed shakeups in the rankings. As we do every Monday, let’s take this past weekend to the CFB roundtable....

North Carolina could be tough foe for Clemson

North Carolina could be tough foe for Clemson

So this is what Kenan Stadium with a 63,000-seat sellout looks like once the North Carolina’s fan base waits until basketball season to move onto the winter sport.So this is what Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams can do when the 6-foot-2, 225-pound senior erases self-doubts...

Clemson can mention national title above whisper

Clemson can mention national title above whisper

The victories Clemson continues to ring up this year are sounding like 1981. It may be safe now to talk about a national title season above a nervous whisper.As any Clemson fan knows, there has been no season like 1981 in the South Carolina school’s history. That was the year the...

Houston needed more from beating Cincinnati

Houston needed more from beating Cincinnati

Houston remained unbeaten and on course for its collision with Memphis next week. But first-year coach Tom Herman’s team needed more than a 33-30 win Saturday over Cincinnati to remain topical.We’ll know by Tuesday evening if the Cougars hurt their standing of No. 25 standing –...

Duke and Virginia Tech snap Fedora out of routine

Duke and Virginia Tech snap Fedora out of routine

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora’s Sunday routine was disrupted with added stress upon learning two major ACC developments involving Duke and Virginia Tech, upcoming opponents.On Sunday morning he was thinking Duke would be a tough enough opponent this Saturday at Kenan Stadium...