April 29, 2016

Star-Exponent: Columnists


Playmakers: Tennis and track stars open up

EVHS' Sean Weaver and CCHS' Nathan Stewart talk about life after graduation, music and their celebrity crushes in this week's playmakers.

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Friday 01/15/2016
Robert Griffin's parting words betray a departing bitterness
Posted: January 15, 2016

WASHINGTON — What would you think if a colleague lost his job and left this note on his desk? Or if a family member failed in business or school and left these words in view?

Thursday 09/17/2015
FANTASY FOOTBALL FEVER: Tyrod Taylor proves to be a steal
Posted: September 17, 2015

First, congratulations to everyone who won their fantasy football game(s), especially if you picked one of these statistical leaders.

Saturday 09/12/2015
FANTASY FOOTBALL FEVER: Draft your way to success
Posted: September 12, 2015

By now, most of you have completed your drafts and game one is in the books.

Monday 05/04/2015
RON GONE WILD: Will you survive life without Big Macs?
Posted: May 04, 2015

Imagine these scenarios:

Monday 11/05/2012
Ratcliffe: Sims hits his marks
Updated: November 13, 2012 - 9:19 am

So, there it was on the front page of Yahoo.com’s search engine for the whole world to see: Virginia quarterback Phillip Sims lying face down in the N.C. State end zone, anguished over dropping a wide open touchdown pass.

Saturday 11/03/2012
Ratcliffe: Young Cavalier defense dominates Wolfpack
Updated: November 13, 2012 - 9:20 am

RALEIGH, N.C. — Jim Reid would sit in the film room late at night and think to himself that all his defense needed was a spark to ignite the kind of explosion that would lead to a win.

Friday 11/02/2012
Ratcliffe: N.C. State's O'Brien helped resurrect Virginia football
Updated: November 13, 2012 - 9:19 am

If Virginia is to avoid its first seven-game losing streak since 1981, then it’s going to have to go through one of the men responsible for changing the mentality of Wahoo football years ago: Tom O’Brien.

Thursday 06/21/2012
Ratcliffe: College football postseason heading in the right direction
Updated: February 04, 2013 - 9:32 am

Heading into this week’s meeting of the FBS commissioners, I wasn’t confident that they could emerge so quickly with a good plan. Figured there were too many differing opinions that would lead to more meetings that would prolong the process of a college football four-team playoff.

Tuesday 03/15/2011
Ryan became a household name at UVa
Updated: February 01, 2013 - 6:41 pm

For anyone who has lived in Charlottesville or attended the University of Virginia or paid attention to women’s basketball for the past 34 years, Debbie Ryan is a household name.

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