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Why go 3-4? JMU coach Everett Withers explains his rationale

Among the first things that Everett Withers did upon getting the JMU football job was switch from the 4-3 defensive front to the 3-4. There’s a lot more to the change than reversing the numbers, of course. Withers feels the 3-4 is perfect for a I-AA program like James Madison because it enables him and his staff to be creative in recruiting.


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Ohio State looms large on Virginia Tech football schedule

The date has been circled on the calendars of Virginia Tech football fans since it was announced. Sept. 6, 2014, Virginia Tech at Ohio State. Turns out the date is looming large on the minds of Hokie players, too.


Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher talks business

A reporter at the ACC Football Kickoff this week was trying to put Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher on the spot about the money being spent on upgrades to the program’s football facilities.


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ODU QB Taylor Heinicke named to Davey O’Brien Award Watch List

ODU quarterback Taylor Heinicke was named to the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List, the award committee announced on Wednesday.


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ODU QB Taylor Heinicke named to Maxwell Award Watch List

Old Dominion University quarterback Taylor Heinicke was named to the 2014 Maxwell Award Watch List given to the College Football Player of the Year by the Maxwell Club.


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Four ODU football players named to Phil Steele All-CUSA team

ODU football had four student-athletes named to the Phil Steele preseason All-Conference USA team, the magazine announced on Wednesday.


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Four ODU football games to be televised in 2014

Conference USA announced today that four ODU C-USA football games will be televised in the Monarchs’ inaugural season in the league, including the league opener at Rice and ODU’s first-ever home contest on a Friday night against Middle Tennessee.


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VMI releases 2014 football schedule

The return of Southern Conference league play for the first time in 12 years highlights the 2014 VMI football schedule. VMI will play its first home SoCon game in Lexington against Mercer on Sept. 27.


Chris Graham: The top recruits want Mike London, so … he’s staying?

Andrew Brown Sr., the father of consensus national Top 10 football recruit Andrew Brown Jr., “wanted to ensure Mike London is gonna be there, because that could change the situation around,” Brown Sr. said in a recent interview with the Washington Post.


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ODU, Virginia Tech add additional four-game football series

ODU and Virginia Tech have agreed on a four-year home-and-home football series in addition to the three-year pact the two schools have already signed. The new four-year deal will begin in Norfolk in 2022 while the Monarchs will travel to Blacksburg in 2023. The two teams will play again at ODU in 2024 and return to Virginia Tech in 2025.


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ODU football rolls past Idaho, 59-38

Taylor Heinicke passed for 533 yards and Colby Goodwyn rushed for three touchdowns to lead Old Dominion University football to an historic 59-38 win at Idaho. The win is the first over an FBS opponent in school history and moves ODU to 7-3 on the season.


Chris Graham: Craig Littlepage, Mike London, and Uncompromised Mediocrity

Women’s soccer is #1 in the nation, men’s basketball is ranked in the AP Top 25, baseball has been to two College World Series in the past five years. Craig Littlepage has a lot to trot out in defense of his tenure as athletics director at the University of Virginia.


Inside the Numbers: Clemson by 20?

Virginia has been more competitive the past couple of weeks, more than you might expect from a team reeling from a five-game losing streak. Even so, Clemson by … 20? That’s the early line on this weekend’s game in Charlottesville.


Mike London on first half fiasco: ‘This team is 2-5’

Why did Mike London flub the end-half scenario that left at least three points on the field after a Virginia drive that got stopped at the Georgia Tech 1 as the first-half clock expired?


UVa.’s Alec Vozenilek named a candidate for 2013 Ray Guy Award

Virginia’s junior punter Alec Vozenilek has been named to the 2013 Ray Guy Award candidate list, announced by the Augusta Sports Council. Vozenilek is one of 85 candidates named to the list for the award that identifies the nation’s top punter.