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ACC fails to measure up as best conference

ACC fails to measure up as best conference

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...

ACC returns another strong cast of receivers

ACC returns another strong cast of receivers

The ACC does wide receivers, too. Dynamic wideouts were one reason the ACC supplanted the SEC as the nation’s top football conference in 2016.The so-called basketball conference was highlighted by the play of Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson leading the Tigers to the national...

Miami basketball searches for identity

Miami basketball searches for identity

Miami’s search for a basketball identity at a football school continues.The label has been stickier to shake than the optimism head coach Jim Larranaga raised his first two years in Coral Gables. He took his second Miami roster to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, suggesting he could...

NC State women shaking up ACC

NC State women shaking up ACC

RALEIGH – If you thought ACC men’s basketball was off to a topsy-turvy start, check out what’s happening on the distaff side of the conference.North Carolina State, once a proud national power under the legendary Kay Yow, opened ACC play with back-to-back upsets of No. 2 Notre...

Miami turns into a team to like

Miami turns into a team to like

\We suddenly have reason to root for Miami, thanks to Georgia castoff Mark Richt as the Hurricanes’ new head coach. In the name of arrogance, who would have thought that possible?The No. 15-ranked Hurricanes (3-0) are winning impressively and, most importantly, without the poison...

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...

Hawaii coaching tree is sprouting

Hawaii coaching tree is sprouting

Miami – Ohio, not Florida – once widely enjoyed a college football reputation as the “Cradle of Coaches.”That was especially true in the 1970s, when three perennial national title contenders were directed by former Miami head coaches: Ohio State’s Woody Hayes, who was Miami’s...

Aguilar lacks recognition but not production

Aguilar lacks recognition but not production

Miami and Arizona share in common four NCAA baseball titles apiece, but more than a few differences separate the two schools as they open play at the College World Series in the 8 p.m. Saturday nightcap in Omaha, Neb.One is Miami (50-12) was not only an ACC favorite to start the...

ACC represented in draft better than CWS

ACC represented in draft better than CWS

And then there was one.To the surprise of most of the college baseball world – or at least certainly to the ACC — Miami is the only ACC member bound for the College World Series that starts this weekend in Omaha, Neb. An NCAA-record 10 ACC schools had earned berths to survive the...