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Temple and ECU turns out to be intriguing matchup

Temple and ECU turns out to be intriguing matchup

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Credit someone at ESPN for scheduling this week’s Temple-East Carolina showdown in the American Athletic Conference. Historically, this one is a snoozer — primarily because of Temple. But here they are in late October, the Owls visiting ECU in a battle on...

North Carolina on uphill climb in third season

North Carolina on uphill climb in third season

North Carolina is only halfway through its 12-game regular-season schedule, but the Tar Heels seem to be playing their third season in one.This latest version of 2015 has 17 votes among “others” to equal No. 29. North Carolina should have No. 23 Duke and  No. 25...

NCAA rule affords comeback for Golson at Florida State

NCAA rule affords comeback for Golson at Florida State

Comeback-of-the-Year awards are the domain of professional sports, but Florida State quarterback Everett Golson is making a case for one in college football.With the college sports world gradually moving toward professional attitudes, maybe it is time for college conferences to...

Pitt keeps pace with Duke and North Carolina  in Coastal

Pitt keeps pace with Duke and North Carolina in Coastal

If Pittsburgh is to remain a legitimate contender for the ACC Coastal title this year, the Panthers have checked off another item they share in common alongside No. 25-ranked Duke and North Carolina entering this week’s games.The Panthers kept pace with the aforementioned Coastal...

The Student and his Professor

The Student and his Professor

Michigan State and Michigan meet for the 108th time Saturday in Ann Arbor, but it has been only since 1953 that the Great Lake State schools have faced each other as fellow members of the Big Ten Conference. That journey to Michigan State's membership is a fascinating story that...

ACC coaches praise Steve Spurrier with some more than others

ACC coaches praise Steve Spurrier with some more than others

A popular topic of discussion on Wednesday’s ACC coaches teleconference call was a topical SEC coach, Steve Spurrier.Duke’s David Cutcliffe, Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney responded to questions about his decision Monday to resign from coaching the...

Praise Spurrier for his voice against Confederate flag

Praise Spurrier for his voice against Confederate flag

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier’s sudden retirement announcement – or resignation, as he described it – prompted praise and criticism.Praise came from his career as the all-time winningest coach at South Carolina as well as at Florida, his alma mater. He won the 1966 Heisman...

Florida QB uses tired excuse for PED suspension

Florida QB uses tired excuse for PED suspension

Credit Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier for standing before the media and accepting blame for his NCAA one-year suspension.He said he was sorry he tested positive for a performance enhancing drug. He explained he was unaware the drug was contained in an over-the-counter...

Harbaugh personality was easy to read in San Diego

Harbaugh personality was easy to read in San Diego

Jim Harbaugh is America’s favorite football coach to psycho-analyze.Fans puzzle over Harbaugh running up the score on USC and Pete Carroll, slapping Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz on the back and playing touch football shirtless at a satellite recruiting camp in Alabama. Media...

Pitt slowly becoming a contender in ACC Coastal

Pitt slowly becoming a contender in ACC Coastal

Pittsburgh is now the Virginia state champion. The Panthers have beaten Virginia Tech and Virginia in back-to-back weekends.That, of course, is not enough to make for a successful season. But slowly – it’s too soon to say surely – first-year Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi has...