The Daily Roundup: Wednesday
We crossed the 50,000 visitor milestone yesterday and just wanted to send a big THANKS to you all for sticking in there with us through a slowwwwww summer. We have some exciting things planned so keep it locked!!!
Duhon starts hurricane relief fund after his family home in Slidell Louisiana is destroyed by Katrina. Here is the address to make contributions. We're going to give this some permanent space on the blog's front page
Those wishing to contribute to the fund can call (312) 329-0687 for more information or send their donations directly to the Stand Tall Foundation, c/o Chris Duhon, 1151 N. State St., Box 249, Chicago, IL 60610.The most heralded newcomer in N.C. State's football program this season isn't a blue-chip freshman, a transfer or even a redshirt freshman. He's an old pro. N.C. State is hoping that Coach Trestman, with 17 years experience in NFL, can help spark their passing attack.
Vick's 2nd Chance at Virginia Tech per the Charlotte Observer.
Lineman Overstreet expected to miss season opener for Deacs because of lingering eye injury.
The top 25 according to Carlton Tudor of the News and Observer. A little home cooking for the 4th place Pack in Tudor's top 15, don't you think? Please........beat Eastern Kentucky and Middle Tennessee State and Southern Miss and.......wow.....your schedule STINKS!!! Go play somebody for crying out loud. Just for that, you are now Kansas State University at Raleigh. You don't have to play 3 killers every year ala Coach Dumbing in Chapel Hill, but how about one competitive out of conference opponent?
It's been about four years since Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen and Navy coach Paul Johnson ate dinner together at Famous Dave's restaurant in Annapolis. The two had just left the annual Annapolis Touchdown Club banquet. "I was trying to tell him we should play each other."
Frank Dascenzo of Durham Herald Sun asks "How would the great Wallace Wade rate the Hokies?" For those who don't know who Wallace Wade is, educate yourself.
The Los Angeles Clippers signed second-round draft pick Daniel Ewing on Tuesday. Good for Daniel. They just got a great, great basketball player. I love his game. Now, if only he could speak English!!!! How does a guy get out of a Top 5 school and chop up the English language the way that Ewing does? If Duke is going to wear the crown of King Basketball Academe, then how about getting their 850-950 SAT guys in some speech/English classes. That ought to be embarrasing to them.
Former Miami TE Winslow suffers staph infection, vows to return. That guy has got to mature. He doesn't seem to be a bad person, just incredibly silly. Get back in the game, Kellen!
Is there a Red Sox-BC partnership brewing?
The great Peter Warrick is cut by Cinci. Wow....I liked him a bunch when he was at FSU.
Former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, a Notre Dame alumnus, is taking on the challenge of restoring the Irish's once-dominant program to national prominence. Not the ACC, but I wish they were. It will be interesting to watch this unfold.
More to come.........
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