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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...

Champ Clemson leads six ACC schools as hosts

Champ Clemson leads six ACC schools as hosts

DURHAM, N.C – The ACC battle of attrition, otherwise known as the ACC Baseball Tournament, finally ended with Clemson routing Florida State 18-13 for the title Sunday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.“Finally” refers to four-plus hours of rain delays as well as 33 runs scored....

College worth the wait for Miami catcher

College worth the wait for Miami catcher

DURHAM, N.C — This time Major League Baseball teams can draft Zack Collins and count on signing him.Miami’s All-American junior catcher is eligible for next month’s draft three years after he made it clear coming out of high school in Pembroke Pines, Fla., that he intended...

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...

Miami basketball lacks identity

Miami basketball lacks identity

Miami always flies under the radar in basketball, and for good reason.It doesn’t matter if the Hurricanes are ranked in the Top 25 or as high as No. 8 as they were earlier this season. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Duke loss to Miami may be more than one game

Duke loss to Miami may be more than one game

On paper, No. 15-ranked Miami defeated No. 24 Duke 80-69 before a rocking capacity house at the BankUnited Center, but when the Blue Devils lose they remain the larger story.And part of Duke’s slide to a 4-4 record in ACC play, with its fourth loss in the last five games, is this...

North Carolina challenge helps Duke move on

North Carolina challenge helps Duke move on

Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk’s family traveled from his tiny hometown of Glen St. Mary, Fla., to attend the Miami-Duke game last week and visit with him afterward.But when the improbable events of the Miami Miracle/ACC Debacle concluded later than usual, he had one request when...

Cutcliffe calls for NCAA rule to change following Miami game

Cutcliffe calls for NCAA rule to change following Miami game

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke coach David Cutcliffe called for a historic NCAA rule change that would permit reversing a game’s outcome for egregious cases that cost a team a victory when a replay ruling was judged to have been incorrect.That was the case Saturday night when Duke...

Miami TD return stuns Duke and flabbergasts Cutcliffe

Miami TD return stuns Duke and flabbergasts Cutcliffe

DURHAM, N.C. – We’re still trying to decipher what happened on Miami’s eight-lateral kickoff return that beat Duke 30-27 as time expired on Halloween Night. The only thing we know for sure is Duke’s 2015 band has more discipline than Stanford’s 1982.The Blue Devils musicians...