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ACC Tournament is still Tobacco Road in Brooklyn

ACC Tournament is still Tobacco Road in Brooklyn

The ACC Tournament came to New York for the first time, but Duke beating Notre Dame for the title on Saturday demonstrated you can take the event to Brooklyn, but you can’t take Tobacco Road out of the event.Remember when Big East blue bloods Syracuse and Louisville were supposed...

Clawson finds another good fit as his DC

Clawson finds another good fit as his DC

Winning at Wake Forest takes more than talent. It requires assistant coaches that can patiently work with three-star and two-star recruits and develop them to a level to compete with the ACC’s four-star athletes.Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson had such a defensive coordinator...

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...

Matt Farrell is the point for strong Irish start

Matt Farrell is the point for strong Irish start

Many college basketball fans tuning into a Notre Dame game or reading box scores are wondering, “Where did Matt Farrell come from?”The answer is from the end of the bench. Notre Dame fans know this from his only four starts last season – all in the NCAA Tournament run to the...

ACC teams were national on many levels

ACC teams were national on many levels

Clemson is positioned in the College Football Playoff for the second-straight year. The ACC, frustrated by living in the neighboring SEC’s shadow, would love to point to two national titles in the last four years. That would be one more than the SEC.The ACC’s Florida State won...

Notre Dame making run as ACC contender

Notre Dame making run as ACC contender

There’s no reason for Notre Dame to get overly excited about a 54-point win, the largest in the 48-year history of the Purcell Pavilion. It’s still early December and the opponent was North Carolina A&T (1-7).But there is plenty reason for genuine optimism to spawn thinking...

Bonzie Colson playing like Antonio Gates

Bonzie Colson playing like Antonio Gates

One hole to fill on Notre Dame’s roster this season was left by Zach Auguste, who averaged a double-double. He was talent earned a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers and a future playing professionally in Turkey.Who would think the Irish could sufficiently fill that...

Remembering dark days at Notre Dame

Remembering dark days at Notre Dame

Before I offer an opinion on where to rank Notre Dame’s 2016 season among low points in Irish football annals, let me take you back to the 1977 season that ended with a national championship.If you REALLY know your Notre Dame history, you remember the dark cloud that hung over...

Notre Dame history lesson on Army and Navy

Notre Dame history lesson on Army and Navy

Notre Dame returned to South Bend licking wounds from Saturday’s 28-27 loss to Navy in Jacksonville. Now the Irish regroup to play Army on Saturday in San Antonio. The games are a step back in time for more reasons than one.If Notre Dame (3-6) playing Navy (6-2) and Army (5-4)...

Bonner makes most of Navy opportunity

Bonner makes most of Navy opportunity

Darryl Bonner’s underdog tale is the latest “Rudy”-like story that often has played out at Navy. Similar stories over the years take place at Army and Air Force, too.That’s what makes academy football a special opportunity for undersized athletes with the hearts of overachievers....