Sports: College

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 12:28 AM

New postseason format alters impact of big regular-season games

Danny Kanell remembers the long, quiet plane ride home from South Bend, Indiana, after No. 1 Florida State was beaten 31-24 by Notre Dame back in 1993, a 1 vs. 2 matchup of unbeatens billed as the Game of the Century.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 12:17 AM

Louisville aims to capitalize on opportunities vs. NC State

Louisville knows there's no room for errors when it faces North Carolina State.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 12:12 AM

UNC looks to end losing streak against Georgia Tech

North Carolina's defense has struggled to get off the field all season. Now the Tar Heels are facing an offense — and a Georgia Tech team — that has befuddled them for years.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 12:28 AM

Cavaliers aim for revenge against Blue Devils

Virginia linebacker Max Valles and his teammates don't have fond memories of last season's game against Duke. The Cavaliers built a 22-0 lead in the first half, then folded in an embarrassing 35-22 loss.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 07:15 PM

Some colleges inform student-athletes not to sign autographs

Mississippi State star Dak Prescott says he is taking steps to avoid being the next college football star to be accused of exchanging autographs for cash.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 10:51 PM

Seminoles look to have best chance for ACC playoff berth

The Southeastern Conference has two schools in the state of Mississippi — and almost an entire division, in fact — stalking a berth in the new college football playoff. The Big Ten, often maligned, has Michigan State on a course for the national semifinals and a couple of other ranked, one-loss schools standing by if the Spartans falter. The Big 12 and Pac-12 each have a handful of teams in the polls, too.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 11:19 PM

Duke prepares for conference test with Virginia

Even during Duke's worst years under David Cutcliffe, the Blue Devils could always count on beating Virginia.


Oct. 13, 2014 @ 11:02 PM

NC State suspends 7 players for Louisville game

North Carolina State suspended seven players — including its leading tackler and a second defensive starter — for this week's game against Louisville for their involvement in a BB gun incident, coach Dave Doeren said Monday.

Oct. 13, 2014 @ 10:56 PM

Penalties plague Tar Heels in 2-4 start to year

The penalties are adding up for North Carolina again.

The Tar Heels are among the nation's most penalized teams for the third time in as many seasons under Larry Fedora. And those mistakes have played a significant role in UNC's four-game losing streak heading into Saturday's home game with Georgia Tech.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 11:24 PM

Royals beat Orioles 6-4 for 2-0 lead in ALCS

The Kansas City Royals prefer to simply savor their exceptional performance at Camden Yards rather than ponder the historical ramifications of where it's gotten them.