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Richt trying to boot program image

Richt trying to boot program image

CHARLOTTE, N.C — Miami’s Brad Kaaya sat behind a rectangular table engulfed by reporters. Recorders, cameras and notepads were pointed the quarterback’s way at the recent ACC Kickoff media days.He earnestly answered all football questions. Same with off-field queries about...

Miami preparing to visit The Rock

Miami preparing to visit The Rock

The U is coming to The Rock.That sounds vaguely like it has something do with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He’s the the former Miami football player who went from the make-believe world of the WWE to Hollywood’s tinsel-town movies, but in this case the reference is actually an...

Duke may use Edwards as triple threat

Duke may use Edwards as triple threat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Coach David Cutcliffe hinted at a secret plan that we might have learned a year ago if not for DeVon Edwards suffering an ankle injury in fall camp.Cutcliffe said at the ACC Kickoff last week that Edwards has been so elusive and explosive running with...

Tar Heels gained confidence despite Clemson loss

Tar Heels gained confidence despite Clemson loss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – North Carolina is picked to win the ACC’s Coastal Division, which — around the rest of the nation — can be called “The Other Guys.”Clemson, the 2015 national runner-up, and Florida State, the 2013 national champion, reside in the tougher ACC Atlantic. Louisville...

Sirk making remarkable comeback

Sirk making remarkable comeback

HARLOTTE, N.C. – No candidate possess a better leg up for college football’s unofficial comeback player of the year than Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk. Never mind that he has yet to miss a game.Sirk has made such a remarkable rehab comeback from a torn Achilles’ tendon that...

Close no longer satisfies Virginia

Close no longer satisfies Virginia

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – No need to remind Micah Kiser how close Virginia came to upsetting Notre Dame last year.He remembers Virginia leading the No. 9-ranked Irish, 27-21, in the fourth quarter until Notre Dame scored with 40 seconds to play to snatch victory from the Cavaliers....

Texas could use talent at Louisville fields

Texas could use talent at Louisville fields

Louisville’s returning roster of 17 starters and five players named to preseason watch lists is topped by Lamar Jackson. The sophomore quarterback is on the Maxwell Award list and poised to join the Heisman Trophy conversation, too.Charlie Strong could use a roster like this one...

ACC can top SEC in conference matchups

ACC can top SEC in conference matchups

We all recognize the SEC is the nation’s top football conference, but many of us outside the SEC like to point out that the SEC is largely top heavy.Granted, the SEC has more schools that can annually contend for a national title and it is topped by Alabama’s modern dynasty, but...

Football needs DeVon Edwards more than basketball

Football needs DeVon Edwards more than basketball

Duke defensive back/kick returner DeVon Edwards has added preseason 2016 All-American honors to past post-season awards. He was named a fourth-team All-American kick returner this week by Athlon Sports.The senior is only a 5-foot-9, 180-pounder, but that’s what makes him special...

Coastal Carolina bounces an SEC school

Coastal Carolina bounces an SEC school

Coastal Carolina joined UC Santa Barbara as a mid-major gaining its first College World Series trip to Omaha, Neb., with two-game sweeps of national seeds from Power 5 conferences.The Chanticleers followed Saturday’s 11-8 win over No. 8 national seed LSU with a 4-3 victory Sunday...