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ACC Announces Move To 18 Game Basketball Schedule Next Season

Here is the statement from the ACC:

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford announced today that beginning in the 2012-13 season the league will play an 18-game conference schedule in men’s and women’s basketball.

“Our member institutions have been talking about this increase for awhile and knowing our league will be expanding to 14 in [...]

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K Gets 903

Who knew 2011 was the Year of the Rat?

All kidding aside, we will put away snark and other assorted comments about the Evil Empire to offer congratulations to Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski on becoming men’s college basketball’s all-time NCAA wins leader with 903 career victories. K moves past his college coach, Bobby Knight, into first [...]

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UNC Picked To Win ACC; Three Heels All-ACC

The big question heading into ACC Operation basketball was not who would be picked to win the ACC but whether or not UNC would put four players on the All-ACC team. The Heels ended up with three players on the preseason All-ACC team including the pick for conference player of the year and being tabbed [...]

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The Big East Coast Conference?

Now that the ACC has accepted Pitt and Syracuse into the ACC the discussion moves to what this means going forward.  The first thing that immediately jumps out to me is that, in stark contrast to the last expansion, this is expansion significantly improves the basketball side of the ACC.  With 4 of the last [...]

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ACC Accepts Pitt, Syracuse

Talk about a sudden lurch of the tectonic plates beneath the landscape of college athletics.

On Saturday rumors began flying that the ACC had been in talk with Syracuse and Pittsburgh regarding a jump to the ACC from the Big East. Those rumors quickly gelled into “holy crap there is something to this” last night [...]

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NCAA Takes Georgia Tech Behind The Woodshed

Heather Dinich hardest hit.


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Lorenzo Charles, 1963-2011

We want to take a moment to put aside partisanship and extend condolences to the NC State basketball family and to Wolfpack Nation on the untimely death of the hero of the 1983 national championship team, Lorenzo Charles.

Charles died on Monday afternoon when the tour bus he was driving crashed on I-40 in west [...]

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A Quick Look At ACC Basketball Coaches

CoachYrsRecordConf. TitlesPostseasonBest FinishTempoOff. Eff.Def. Eff. Mike Krzyzewski, DU36900-284RS: 13 TN: 12NCAA: 26 NIT: 2NCAA Title(4)69.3118.687.5 Roy Williams, UNC23643-163RS: 14 TN: 6NCAA: 21 NIT: 1NCAA Title(2)72.8119.188.6 Jim Larranaga, UM26470-334RS: 5 TN: 3NCAA: 5 NIT: 4NCAA FF65.0105.096.2 Leonard Hamilton, FSU22376-327RS: 1 TN: NONENCAA: 6 NIT: 8NCAA SS(2)67.5106.990.3 Seth Greenberg, VT21364-272RS: 2 TN: 2NCAA: 3 NIT: 8NCAA [...]

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Maryland Hires Mark Turgeon

And yes I had a joke about confusing Turgeon for sturgeon but I decided to spare the world.

Maryland’s search for a new basketball coach ended four days after it began following a flurry of high profile rejections before landing Texas A&M head coach Mark Turgeon. Overall this is a good hire but not one [...]

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Bombshell: Gary Williams Retiring At Maryland

The University of Maryland has announced that head men’s basketball coach Gary Williams is retiring after 33 years, 22 of them in with the Terps.

Williams, who took over the job in Maryland when the Terps program was in complete disarray following NCAA sanctions and the death of Len Bias made the program one of [...]

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Comings and Goings

Not at UNC but elsewhere in the world of college basketball and football.

NCSU head coach Tom O’Brien gave Russell Wilson his outright release so the All-ACC QB could pursue the possibility of playing football elsewhere. Since Wilson has already graduated from NCSU he can play anywhere right away in the same way Justin Knox [...]

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