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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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SEC: Not So Fast My Friend

False start.


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Conference Realigment Talk….Again

Well that didn’t last long.


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NCSU Has to Get NCAA Permission for “Idol” Finalist to Throw Out First Pitch

In the latest episode of “Things About the NCAA That Leave You Scratching Your Head”, WRAL is reporting that NC State had to get clearance from the NCAA to have “American Idol” finalist Scotty McCreery throw out the first pitch at the Wolpfack’s Wolfpack’s baseball game against Florida State on Saturday.

McCreery is staging a [...]

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ACC: UNC Picked 3rd; Barnes ROY

The ACC preseason basketball poll was released Wednesday afternoon with UNC picked 3rd over all behind Duke and Virginia Tech. UNC also received one first place vote denying Duke a unanimous pick at #1. Here is how the ACC media ranked the league for the 2010-11 basketball season.

1. Duke(62) 2. Virginia Tech 3. UNC(1) [...]

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ACC Announces TV Deal

The ACC and ESPN officially announced the details of the new TV deal.  Some previously unknown tidbits came to light including the disposition of the Sunday Night basketball games and how both UNC-Duke games would be handled. First, in a move which will undoubtedly require me to upgrade to digital cable, the Sunday Night Game(s) [...]

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Weekend Quick Hitters

Scouring the interwebs for your weekend reading pleasure…

**Inside Carolina is reporting that offensive tackle Kiaro Holts, ranked the #5 OT in the country by Scout.com, has committed to the Tar Heels. This is another big O-line get from Indiana, following James Hurst. Consistency on the offensive line has been a Carolina shortcoming for a [...]

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Conference Realignment Not A Bang But A Whimper?

Looks that way though I do not imagine the Pac 11 is quite done yet.  For now it looks like the six BCS conferences will remain intact with some minor changes.


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As the Dominos Fall: UNC, Duke on SEC’s “Dream List”

Could North Carolina and Duke, along with Texas and Texas A&M,  join the Southeastern Conference as the push for mega-conferences (and the subsequent implosion of college athletics as we know it) begins?

That’s SEC commissioner Mike Slive’s “dream”, according to Ken Medlin over at WRAL, who references a blog post from the Austin American-Statesman. According [...]

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Odds and Ends: Summer Boredom Edition

Inside Carolina has a final journal entry from Kendall Marshall prior to the freshman point guard’s arrival on campus this weekend. Marshall is expected to arrive along with Reggie Bullock and Harrison Barnes. I know it has been said ad nauseum but you cannot help but be impressed with the work ethic and level [...]

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