If NCAA Football 14 Still Sounds the Same This Year, You Can Blame Me

On Oct. 6, North Carolina's Tobacco Road triumvirate of State, Duke and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill all played home games on the same day, and all of them won. Audio from all three games wil be in NCAA Football 14, on shelves in two weeks. Some of that may come from a microphone I held. » 6/26/13 4:00pm 6/26/13 4:00pm

Current Pros Give the Old College Try in NCAA Football Ultimate Team

There will be real football players, using their real names, in the debut of NCAA Football Ultimate Team this year. They just won't be anyone suiting up on a college football field this fall. » 5/15/13 10:00am 5/15/13 10:00am

Whatever Happens Now, Johnny Football is a Video Game Legend

By all rights, Johnny Manziel should have engraved his name on the Heisman Trophy yesterday. He quarterbacks one of college football's most archetypal brands, the Texas A&M Aggies, and has had an outstanding season running the nation's most demanding gantlet, the Southeastern Conference. On Saturday he and A&M deposed… » 11/11/12 5:00pm 11/11/12 5:00pm

A Silent Service Delivers the Sound of Saturday to NCAA Football

"Never pass up the opportunity to sit," Ben Haumiller (above) told me, as we slumped back on Virginia's vacated sideline bench at Wallace Wade Stadium, the Cavaliers in the locker room leading Duke 17-14 at the half this past Saturday. Pondering the long walk to the free concessions in the press box, I half considered… » 10/12/12 6:30pm 10/12/12 6:30pm

A Walk-On Who Made the Team Wants You to Know What It Really Means

Alex Howell was the only freshman in the tunnel that Saturday, his chinstrap so tight it fused his jaw shut, 89,000 people packed into to the last row at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium. Earlier in the week the graduate assistant tapped Howell on the shoulder and asked if he'd like to dress for the game against… » 5/14/11 4:00pm 5/14/11 4:00pm

Overcoming a New Fear of Old Failures ... and Vice Versa

This is heresy to the cults of both sports and video gaming, but I'd really rather gnaw off my fingers at the first knuckle than play a human in either. » 3/13/10 4:00pm 3/13/10 4:00pm