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National Championship Preview: #2 Oregon faces off with #4 Ohio State

The old BCS system would have matched up defending national champion Florida State and Alabama for the 2015 national title, and reduced Oregon and Ohio State to a meaningless, if entertaining, Rose Bowl.


college football playoff

Semifinal Thursday: The first college football playoffs worked

When Alabama went up 21-6 in the second quarter against Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl late Thursday night, it looked like we were on our way to a one-versus-two final that we could have just avoided if not for the push toward four-team playoff.


#HokieNation: Welcome to our world!

This isn’t how it ends, #HokieNation, with a sea of empty seats in the fourth quarter at a home game, being relegated to mock-cheering a touchdown with a buck-thirty to go to avoid being shut out. Oh, no. Not the end, not anywhere close. This is just the beginning of the end.


Virginia Tech extends Frank Beamer contract through 2018-2019

Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced a two-year contract extension through January 1, 2019 for head football coach Frank Beamer on Wednesday.


Chris Graham: Now that was rock ‘n’ roll

My head is ringing, but that’s me complaining after a helluva night of rock ‘n’ roll at the Rockingham County Fair with Daughtry and the Goo Goo Dolls.


Bowled them over: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl earns spot in college football playoff

Gary Stokan, upon being named the president of the Atlanta Sports Council and the Chick-fil-A Bowl in 1998, set out on a bold path for the bowl game, long considered the top second-tier bowl game in college football.


Florida State Press Conference: Jameis Winston

ACC Football Kickoff interview with Florida State Heisman Tropy- and national championship-winning quarterback Jameis Winston.


Press Conference: Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney talks with reporters at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.


virginia uva

How bad was UVA football’s 2013? A look back

UVA football finished the 2013 season with a historically bad 2-10 record. But were the Cavs really 2-10 bad in 2013? The short answer is no.


Chris Graham: UVA the favorite in the College World Series?

As the top national seed remaining, it would be hard to argue UVA not being the favorite to win the 2014 College World Series. Now for the reality check: there’s a lot of baseball still to be played, and a lot of good baseball teams to play them.


vmi

VMI accepts invitation to CollegeInsider.com Basketball Tournament

For the first time in 37 years, a VMI basketball squad will be participating in a postseason tournament. VMI has accepted an invitation to participate in the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Basketball Tournament


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UVa. football to face monster 2014 schedule

The Atlantic Coast Conference released the 2014 football schedules for its member institutions today. Virginia’s slate features 12 regular-season games, including seven home contests.


WWE Monday Night Raw ratings up 10.6 percent over last week

WWE Monday Night Raw averaged 4.869 million viewers on Monday night, up 10.8 percent over last week and continuing a recent upward trend. The Jan. 13 show averaged 4.403 million viewers over the three hours. The Jan. 6 Old School Raw, up against the BCS National Championship Game, averaged 4.538 million viewers. Looking back at […]


TV ratings: BCS title game dominates, but Old School Raw holds its own

As expected, the BCS National Championship Game dominated the cable TV ratings on Monday, drawing 25.6 million viewers overall and an 8.7 rating among viewers in the 18-49 demographic. But WWE’s Old School Raw actually improved upon last week’s Raw rating even with the stiff competition.


TV ratings: BCS title game dominates, but Old School Raw holds its own

As expected, the BCS National Championship Game dominated the cable TV ratings on Monday, drawing 25.6 million viewers overall and an 8.7 rating among viewers in the 18-49 demographic. But WWE’s Old School Raw actually improved upon last week’s Raw rating even with the stiff competition. Raw drew a high of 4.72 million viewers in […]


Sports Beat: Florida State wins national title, ACC’s first since 2000

#1 Florida State defeated #2 Auburn 34-31 in the BCS National Championship Game Monday night, returning the ACC to the national-title picture for the first time since FSU defeated then-Big East member Virginia Tech for the 2000 championship.