Mark Beech

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All Mark Beech Stories

Aug 11, 2008

The Brawl Started It All

When they stunned their archrival last December, the Panthers turned a corner

Nov 16, 2009

Wise Guy

With a relentlessly local recruiting approach, Al Golden has the Temple Owls bowl eligible for the first time since 1979

Nov 10, 2008

Not Over Yet!

With a gutsy gamble on gas at Texas, Carl Edwards won another race and put the chase back into the Chase

Mar 11, 2013

Bad company


Jun 01, 2009

The New Boss

Famously combustible Tony Stewart is succeeding with an easygoing attitude in his first year as an owner

Oct 05, 2009

Making Tracks

With a dominating win at Dover, Jimmie Johnson served notice that his drive for a fourth Cup is in high gear

Sep 22, 2008

Adults Only

In a hole after one race of the Chase, Kyle Busch can prove that he has, in fact, matured enough to find a way out

Nov 22, 2010

Knight Moves

Army is on the way up thanks to an option attack and a coach committed to winning the West Point way

Dec 22, 2008

Rough Gems

Their games need polish, but a few freshmen have elevated their teams by fitting in rather than standing out

Aug 17, 2009


High turnover in the lineup isn't unusual, nor does it faze the perennial Big Ten power

Jul 07, 2008

Midway Awards

With nine races remaining until the start of the Chase, when the top 12 drivers will vie for the Sprint Cup, it's time to hand out the hardware to racing's best and worst so far in 2008

Aug 11, 2008

On the Defensive

The Mountaineers begin a new era amid concerns about their ability to shut down opponents

Nov 03, 2008

Girls Against Boys

Is Zenyatta or Curlin the Horse of the Year?

Aug 27, 2012

Notes on a Scandal

An anticipated new biography dutifully tells Joe Paterno's story—but that's not enough

Apr 20, 2009

Breeding Neglect

A prominent owner is charged with animal cruelty

Sep 21, 2009

Look Out Ahead

Jimmie Johnson is eyeing a historic four-peat, but he faces a field of former champs and proven race winners (including one very hungry, very fast old man). Here are five checkpoints to watch for as the most competitive Chase yet unfolds

Sep 15, 2008

It's Not All About the Cup

From ballyhooed debuts and last hurrahs to redemption and desperation, the season's last 10 races offer plenty of drama beyond the Chase

Dec 07, 2009


Still grieving over a teammate's death, UConn rallied with a pair of victories to become bowl-eligible

Dec 01, 2008

Knight Shift

Once-flailing quarterback Mike Teel turned red hot and saved what was looking like a lost season for Rutgers

Aug 17, 2009

Cruise Control

With four races left to make the Chase, the fiercely competitive Kyle Busch needs to focus on points, not wins