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ACC tougher than NCAA for defending champions

ACC tougher than NCAA for defending champions

The question put before ACC baseball coaches on the eve of the ACC Baseball Tournament was if their conference tournament could be tougher than the NCAA Tournament.Before you consider that a foolish question, consider recent history. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's...

Pitt can improve without matching last year

Pitt can improve without matching last year

Enthusiasm abounds over Pitt football as a new season approaches under second-year coach Pat Narduzzi. And it’s for good reason.One point is experience with 16 returning starters, including senior quarterback Nathan Peterman. A veteran QB is always a good starting point, and he...

North Carolina athletes fail to live up to past

North Carolina athletes fail to live up to past

Back in November, I wrote about the 1961 UCLA football team’s threat to boycott the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day of 1962. I compared the highly principled-but-little-known moment in sports history to Missouri’s threatened boycott last season.In both cases, a unified front from the...

ACC coaches want traditional rivalry dates

ACC coaches want traditional rivalry dates

The subject of traditional football dates came up at the recent ACC meetings in Amelia Island, Fla.Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher and Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney – two men with SEC assistant coachzing backgrounds – were among those that believe an effort to build regular rivalry...

New ACC replay rule a year late for Duke and Cutcliffe

New ACC replay rule a year late for Duke and Cutcliffe

Duke’s David Cutcliffe is more honest and thoughtful with the media than most football coaches. I bring this up because of the ACC’s new instant replay rule, one which adopts a system similar to the NFL.In addition to on-site game officials reviewing a play, a crew of two to...

North Carolina risks future NCAA and ACC events

North Carolina risks future NCAA and ACC events

Last week’s annual ACC spring meetings presented an opportunity to discuss North Carolina’s recently passed House Bill 2, controversial legislation in a state with four charter members – Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State and Wake Forest.Let’s hope ACC commissioner John Swofford, a...

Virginia on a roll to justify top seed

Virginia on a roll to justify top seed

Ah, so that’s why Virginia earned a No. 1 seed.That’s what most us should be thinking after the Cavaliers advanced to the Elite Eight with a convincing 84-71 win over fourth-seeded Iowa State on Friday night in the Midwest Regional game at the United Center in Chicago....

Expanson has exposed old ACC as overrated

Expanson has exposed old ACC as overrated

This may surprise you, but for the first time since 2008, North Carolina cut down the nets to claim an ACC Tournament title. The Tar Heels beat Virginia, 61-57, Saturday night in Washington, D.C. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Pitt slowly becoming a contender in ACC Coastal

Pitt slowly becoming a contender in ACC Coastal

Pittsburgh is now the Virginia state champion. The Panthers have beaten Virginia Tech and Virginia in back-to-back weekends.That, of course, is not enough to make for a successful season. But slowly – it’s too soon to say surely – first-year Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi has...

Air deflated from Georgia Tech showdown with Duke

Air deflated from Georgia Tech showdown with Duke

Pftttt!That sound was air escaping the ACC’s marquee balloon to headline the conference’s otherwise quiet week ahead. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story