The Daily Roundup: Thursday
PHOTO: Will the pressure from home motivate these Heels?
Getting your mind right:
Jim Cramer's MAD MONEY and RADIO recap
Brothers' jobs are poles apart: "But Mack, Watson Brown stay close."
Wizards' Jamison Makes 12-Man Roster - Battier makes final cut over Bowman. Home cooking in more ways than one. Check out the roster
I think that was right in line with our prediction from the start of camp. Way to cook up those ACC grits, Mike. Now just make sure that Kobe makes the final Olympic roster (if healthy) and not your boy JJ.
1. Nuggets F Carmelo Anthony, Age: 22.
2. (ACC) Rockets F Shane Battier, Age: 27.
3. (ACC) Raptors F Chris Bosh, Age: 22.
4. (ACC) Clippers F Elton Brand, Age: 27.
5. Bulls G Kirk Hinrich, Age: 25.
6. Magic C Dwight Howard, Age: 20.
7. Cavaliers F LeBron James, Age: 21.
8. (ACC) Wizards F Antawn Jamison, Age: 30.
9. Hawks G Joe Johnson, Age: 25.
10. Kings C Brad Miller, Age: 30.
11. (ACC) Hornets G Chris Paul, Age: 21.
12. Heat G Dwyane Wade, Age: 24.
The Conference Headlines:
What They're Saying In The ACC:"Here’s what some football players and coaches around the ACC have been saying."
ACC NOTES from the Times Dispatch
The Great Omar Kelly's Hurricanes Blog returns again with "Back On the Grind - Part II": The CEO hasn't been in a good mood lately based on what he's been seeing from..." We think the CEO and his Canes are going to be just fine. Get over there!
StateFansNation brings you a link to to SI's predictions for conference finishes. 1-7 for the Pack?!?! I'm no Wolfpacker, but I can't see that kind of finish in conference, even for 'ol Red Shoes Chuck. Even the Belly, in his worst year (has there really been a good one yet?) finished won more than 1 game in conference. Good read. Get over there!!
We missed this one by our friend Dave Sez but we bring it to you now: "Why the Big Four Struggles." Get over there!!!
From the Ramblin Racket (formally In Dodd We Trust), bad things are happening to the OLine in Atlanta. Get over there!!!!
Can fights in practice draw 'Canes closer?: "Jon Beason got tired of Chris Rutledge holding his jersey, so Miami's star linebacker challenged the new starting right tackle."
PUTTING PAINFUL PAST BEHIND HIM:"Cornerback Glenn Sharpe, whose career has been shortened by injuries, is eager to return to the field. It was the play seen 'round the world -- or at least 'round the nation. And to some extent, it has defined the career of University of Miami cornerback Glenn Sharpe."
FSU wants titles, not just wins: "Only a few programs in college football would consider coming off a season that included a victory in an inaugural conference championship game as a down year."
Bowden has things to praise, things to ponder:"Florida State's scrimmage went according to the usual script for the first one of preseason."
FSU fullback Dunham finds the end zone :"Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden said he was curious how one player in particular would do in his first scrimmage. That was Matt Dunham, who in high school as a tailback set the Georgia career record for most touchdowns."
FSU refuses to dwell on setbacks :"Florida State didn't lose much tangible production when wide receivers Fred Rouse and Kenny O'Neal were kicked off the team during the offseason. What the Seminoles did lose was tremendous potential. "
Friday night mics Photos: 2006 FSU preseason
Howard should have followed ol' Bobby's lead :"You'll have to excuse Howard Schnellenberger for not remembering this anniversary. "
Bowden singles out running of Smith :"With Florida State starting RB Lorenzo Booker nursing a bruised foot, Antone Smith made good on extra work Tuesday, showing Coach Bobby Bowden why the Seminoles coaching staff is so high on the sophomore speedster."
Merriweather the forgotten man: "ON THE OUTSIDE looking in, senior running back Reggie Merriweather seems like the forgotten man in Clemson’s offensive plans for the 2006 football season.
Tight end Muse dismissed from Clemson team:"Billie latest injury for banged up Tigers; Offensive tackle spot a little thin."
Clemson's punters go toe-to-toe:"Battle heats up for top spot between Chason, Maners."
MAN IN THE MIDDLE:"Georgia Tech linebacker Philip Wheeler showed off his athleticism last season by intercepting four passes in his first six games as a starter. The next game, he forced and recovered a fumble."
Richards' return to GT a boost: "Talented defensive lineman missed the entire 2005 season due to a knee injury."
Ringing endorsement:"The beard is back. With that, Travis Bell hopes the inconsistencies of his 2005 season will disappear."
Heels following fathers' leads:"North Carolina's roster features three sons of former players: Mark Paschal, Bowen Chapman and Brian Chacos. They say they don't feel the pressure to live up to what their fathers accomplished in Chapel Hill."
Heels' Barth getting his kick back: "Connor Barth's troubles in 2005 were difficult to foresee. That said, they were even harder to explain. "
Baxter isn't first with gun trouble
Trouble finds Robinson:"Vikings receiver facing sanctions for latest DWI arrest." PTI reported last night that he was doing 100 MPH."
U.VA. NOTES from the Times Dispatch
It's For Real: Deacons have first scrimmage: "Opening Jitters: Mauk connects on touchdown passes to Idlette, AndrewsThe shortest list in sports is of coaches willing to admit they're dissatisfied with their recruiting class. The second-shortest list may be of football coaches willing to admit they're satisfied with the first scrimmage of the season."
Blue Devils defense feeding off feel-good vibe : "Duke players now trust one another."
Drummer on a Roll: One of Duke's fastest players will be a combination of receiver/running back
Hokies to land PH star from prep school
Bell commits to Hokies' hoops
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