Tag: Heisman Trophy

College Football Playoff: It worked

Ohio State wasn’t even supposed to be in the College Football Playoff. Remember that bit of controversy? The Buckeyes jumped TCU and Baylor after blasting Wisconsin in the B1G Championship Game, and the Big 12 wanted a congressional investigation.


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Game Preview: Can UVA football pull the shocker at #2 Florida State?

Three weeks ago, when UVA was 4-2 at the midway point of what needed to be a turnaround season, it was plausible to think that the November game with #2 FSU could be competitive.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. Virginia (4-5, 2-3) travels to Tallahassee, Fla., to take on #2 Florida State (8-0, 5-0 ACC0 on Saturday at 6:30 p.m..


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden speaks with reporters on Friday. Washington (3-5) plays at Minnesota (3-5) on Sunday in NFL action.


Right now, anyway, Mississippi State is college football #1

Mississippi State wasn’t even a Top 10 team going into last weekend, but the pasting of then-#6 Texas A&M and then today’s dismantling of #2 Auburn make it clear. For now, anyway, Mississippi State is the best team in the country.


Oh, yeah, good idea: Johnny Football to counsel Famous Jameis?

This makes total sense: Johnny Manziel, who will soon be missing college as much as Matt Leinart and Brian Bosworth, is planning to contact fellow basket-case wunderkind Jameis Winston, the idea being that in so doing one Heisman Trophy winner can help another avoid, I don’t know, what could either of these guys not get in stupid trouble for doing now?


UVA can play with BYU, but can ‘Hoos bring home the W?

The betting line for Saturday’s UVA at BYU game has come back a bit, from BYU by 16 at the start of the week to as close as 13 and a half on one Vegas book.


Welcome back, UVA Nation

Ye, of little faith. UVA football needed you, but you weren’t there. Again. The last two weeks, it was too hot and humid. This week, it was too chilly, too overcast, a chance of sprinkles, you had to mow the grass, go to the soccer game, whatever.


Can UVA upset #21 Louisville? Heart says no, head says …

Try as I might, I can’t convince myself that UVA can pull it off this weekend against #21 Louisville.


Conservative play-calling draws ire of UVA fans in tight loss

To say that the game plan and play-calling in Saturday’s 28-20 UVA loss to seventh-ranked UCLA was conservative is to do injustice to the word conservative.


Here we go again: Another UVA quarterback controversy

And now, yeah, we have ourselves another Virginia football quarterback controversy, though coach Mike London wasn’t ready to concede that Saturday afternoon.


Press Conference: UVA head coach Mike London

UVA head coach Mike London talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA in the teams’ season opener on Saturday.


What’s at stake for UVA football on Saturday vs. #7 UCLA

We’ll have a sense of UVA football coach Mike London’s job security somewhere around 3:15 p.m. Eastern on Saturday.


Florida State leads preseason All-ACC football team with nine selections

Led by preseason MVP and returning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston (Bessemer, Ala.), defending national champion Florida State placed nine players on the 26-man preseason All-ACC team announced Wednesday.


ACC Football Kickoff: This Is SportsCenter comes to life

We sit down for the big banquet at the ACC Football Kickoff last night, and my wife, a Virginia Tech alum, class of 1999, notices somebody familiar at the next table.


Ticket sales begin for 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game

Ticket sales for the 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will begin this Friday and Saturday.


Has Derek Fisher jumpstarted #1 UVa. baseball?

The short answer: Derek Fisher has been as advertised. After an 0-for-3 return in a 4-2 Virginia loss to North Carolina on April 20, Fisher, a preseason All-America left fielder who missed 25 games with a broken bone in his left field, has been on fire, going 9-for-22 (.409) at the plate with two homers and six runs batted 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.


Chris Graham: The tweeting lawyer and Jameis Winston

ESPN’s Heather Cox asked Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston about the sexual assault investigation that threatened to derail his Heisman Trophy candidacy and his future as a free man following FSU’s 45-7 win over Duke in the ACC Championship Game on Saturday.


FSU’s Jameis Winston named Heisman Trophy finalist

Florida State has two Heisman Trophy winners in its storied history. Jameis Winston now has the chance to forever place his name alongside ‘Noles greats Charlie Ward and Chris Weinke. Winston, FSU’s redshirt freshman quarterback, was named one of six finalists for the 2013 Heisman Trophy Monday night.