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** FILE ** Penn State coach Joe Paterno (left) walks with assistant coach Tom Bradley on the field before an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in State College, Pa., on Sept. 12, 2009. The university's trustees have chosen Bradley as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

An emotional Bradley replaces Paterno

Interim Penn State football coach Tom Bradley fought back tears Thursday as he was introduced as Joe Paterno's replacement. Published November 10, 2011


Staying at VCU was a Smart move

VCU's 18-day run to the Final Four opened a paradox in Shaka Smart's life, changing everything and nothing at all. Published November 8, 2011

** FILE ** Andy Geiger (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Sandusky scandal leaves former Md. AD 'appalled'

Andy Geiger couldn't escape the "weird feeling" he could have hired Jerry Sandusky, now charged with 40 counts of sex abuse of eight boys, as Maryland's football coach. Published November 8, 2011

Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan and LB Rocky McIntosh (52) sack San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith for a loss of 7 yards during the first quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Sunday, November 6, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr. / The Washington Times)

Again, Redskins have no margin for error

The defenders searched for answers among shreds of training tape, piled maroon sweat pants, bags leaking shoulder pads and the debris of another loss. Published November 6, 2011

**FILE** Big East commissioner John Marinatto speaks Aug. 2, 2011, to reporters during Big East football media day, in Newport, R.I. (Associated Press)

Big East extends invites after defections

In an attempt to rebound from four defections, Big East presidents voted Tuesday to invite specific football-only and all-sport schools to join the conference. Published November 1, 2011

The Redskins had problems on both sides of the ball in Sunday's shutout loss. Quarterback John Beck was sacked a franchise-record nine times. (Associated Press)

Redskins have several problems to tackle

A day after the Redskins' 23-0 loss to the Buffalo Bills — Washington's third straight defeat — questions piled high without clear answers. Published October 31, 2011

NCAA's Emmert outlines radical changes for college sports reform

Academic requirements so stringent they would've left national champion Connecticut and six other schools ineligible for the last spring's NCAA tournament were among a slew of reform proposals outlined by NCAA president Mark Emmert on Monday. Published October 24, 2011

Washington Redskins' Jabar Gaffney fumbles the ball as he is hit by Carolina Panthers' Captain Munnerlyn during the second quarter in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

For Redskins' Jabar Gaffney, two misplays to forget

Receiver Jabar Gaffney had two plays to forget in the final 36 seconds of the first half. What began with the Redskins' attempt to try to salvage a tiebreaking field goal before time expired ended with them going to the locker room trailing by three points. Published October 23, 2011

Big East commissioner John Marinatto is excited to finally be talking about hoops, instead of the turmoil and reshuffling within the conference. (Associated Press)

Big East boss elated to finally talk about hoops

John Marinatto was surrounded. Everywhere the Big East commissioner and most embattled man in college athletics stepped, another microphone or tape recorder jumped up. Published October 19, 2011