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Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

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Woody: College football playoff a step in right direction, but still is lacking

GREENSBORO — The parameters for establishing what resembles a true playoff system in college football were simple, shortsighted and vexing.

Paul Woody
  • Paul Woody
  • As Times-Dispatch sports columnist, Paul Woody offers an array of commentary on the sports scene in columns and World of Woody videos.
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Eric Kolenich
  • Eric Kolenich
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch sports reporter Eric Kolenich blogs about high school athletics and recruiting. Check out his blog HSXTRA and follow him on Twitter for constant updates.
Mike Barber
  • Mike Barber
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  • Mike Barber joined the Times-Dispatch in February 2012. Barber spent nine years as the beat writer for James Madison University football at the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg. A 2001 Rutgers University graduate, Barber previously worked at Major League Baseball’s publishing department in New York and interned at the Newark Star-Ledger in New Jersey.

    Phone: 804-980-6188
John O'Connor
  • John O'Connor
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  • John O'Connor has covered University of Richmond football and men's basketball since 1985. He also covered the Richmond Braves, and now the Richmond Flying Squirrels. His first full-time newspaper job was at the Petersburg Progress-Index. He joined the Times-Dispatch in 1980.

    Phone: 804-649-6233
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  • GoNutz! The Richmond Times Dispatch has all you need to know about Richmond's Flying Squirrels. Get updates from The Diamond, scores & more. Our Reporter John O'Conner has got you covered.
Tee Clarkson
  • Tee Clarkson
  • Read stories about the active lifestyles offered by Virginia's outdoor wonders.
Michael Phillips
  • Michael Phillips
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  • Michael Phillips has been with the Times-Dispatch since 2007, previously covering high school sports. Prior to joining the sports staff, he worked for covering the Washington Nationals. Phillips is a graduate of the University of Kansas.

    Phone: 804-649-6546
Tim Pearrell
  • Tim Pearrell
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  • Tim Pearrell began his career at The Richmond News Leader in 1983 and joined the Times-Dispatch when the papers merged in 1992. He is a native of Richmond and a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

    Phone: 804-649-6965
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