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Boo Williams wants more from Dorian Finney-Smith. More points, rebounds and attitude for Williams' 17-and-under basketball roadshow. Given Finney-Smith's history, all Williams need do is ask. Such was the case at Portsmouth's Norcom High School, where...
Virginia Tech was five minutes from football history. All the offense had to do was close. The Hokies were less than two minutes away from history. All the defense had to do was close. Both failed. Boise State drove 56 yards in 38 seconds for the...
Tags: Bill Cosby, Super Bowl, Donovan McNabb, Education, Football
If only more events were required to live up to the hype and anticipation, we'd be spared Kimbo Slice and movies with Keanu Reeves, and we'd revel in frequent Virginia Tech-Boise State. The Hokies and Broncos gave a national TV audience and a capacity...
Tags: Labor Day, Education, Keanu Reeves, Dan Snyder
Mike Smith's eyes and Mike Tomlin's confidence. John Quillen's fingers and Dennis Kozlowski's voice. George Welsh's defiance and Mike London's energy. Jimmye Laycock's ingenuity and Frank Beamer's persistence. Joe Taylor's faith and Bill Dee's focus....
Tags: Weeb Ewbank, Miami Dolphins, Football, Chris Slade, Shaun Gayle
In the 2005 state championship game, Oakton High's Keith Payne dominated Landstown's Percy Harvin. Four years later, Payne was out of football, a certifiable bust at the University of Virginia. Meanwhile, Harvin was earning NFL Offensive Rookie of the...
- The quality of baseball is on the rise on the Peninsula - High school rosters abound with Division I talent - Several graduates are marking their mark in college Need a Memorial Day sports escape? Don't want to pull weeds, play golf or wax the...
Virginia Tech's poll numbers are slipping, but the Hokies still rate a clear choice to rule ACC football. Such was the verdict of media attending the conference's preseason kickoff Monday. The question was, can Virginia Tech parlay a league title into...
When I worked in Silicon Valley a few years ago, it seemed nearly everyone around me had an idea for an Internet startup. My pitch was for a virtual cemetery: a place where people could record their thoughts, memories and life lessons for their family and...
Tags: Social Issues, Death, Facebook, Family
- Virginia produced an 18-part series on the Cavaliers' football team - The show airs at 9 p.m.Mondays on Comcast Sports Net - Next week's episode focuses on hiring of assistant coaches Neither "Law & Order" nor "Dancing with the Stars" need fret...
Tags: Television, Jimmie Johnson, Dancing, Entertainment, Football
- ACC's new ESPN contract more than doubles each school's share of revenue - Each school should get $13 million a year. - That money would cover 20 percent of the budget at Virginia Tech, U.Va. ESPN's retention of ACC football and basketball games...
Change of SubjectEvidently not. The Chronicle of HIgher Education has posted a list of the top 100 salaries of public-university presidents (by total compensation package: Graham B. Spanier Pennsylvania State University at University Park $2,906,721 (1st) Jay Gogue Auburn...
Change of Subject(Wednesday's print column) Now that two suspects have been charged in the slaying of Hadiya Pendleton, our focus turns from the extraordinary qualities of her life to the ordinary qualities of her death. Hadiya, 15, was mourned at her funeral......
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