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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...

Keatts right fit at right time for Wolfpack

Keatts right fit at right time for Wolfpack

College football coaching legend Bear Bryant long ago explained why he left behind success at Texas A&M and returned to Alabama once his alma mater had fallen on hard times. It’s a old quote that relates to North Carolina State naming Kevin Keatts on Friday as its new...

Pitino sidesteps controversy by winning

Pitino sidesteps controversy by winning

The cover-up is always worse than the crime. That has been a catchphrase in American politics, sports, and life in general since Richard Nixon was caught covering up Watergate crimes and resigned as president in 1974.Rick Pitino didn’t understand that lesson in 1977 when he was a...

Pitino finds ways to survive in coaching

Pitino finds ways to survive in coaching

“I will not resign and let you down. Someday I will walk away in celebration of many memorable years but that time is not now. I do not fight these accusations by others but rather turn the other cheek. Couldn’t do it at 33, but at 63 it’s the wise thing to do. Let’s let the...