ACC fails to measure up as best conference
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ACC fails to measure up as best conference

Eight of ACC's record nine NCAA teams bounced first week

Photo: Mike Krzyzewski

The bottom fell out of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The top capsized, too.

The mighty USS Duke and Louisville both went down on Sunday among eight ACC teams eliminated the first week of the NCAA Tournament. Only North Carolina is left hanging on and hoping the shell will stay afloat. Don’t overlook that the No. 1 seed Tar Heels trailed No. 8 seed Arkansas late in the game until pulling out a 72-65 win

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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