The Daily Roundup: Wednesday
PHOTO: Big Lonny, bustin' caps near the White House???
Getting your mind right:
Jim Cramer's MAD MONEY and RADIO recap.
Tiger & Phil: Together again:"Woods, Mickelson will be paired up for PGAThe PGA Championship pairing sheet requests the honor of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on the 10th tee of Medinah Country Club's Course No. 3 at 8:30 Thursday morning." I got Tiger. Who you got? Tiger or the field. Take it to the comments section!!!
The Conference Headlines:
Ex-Terp Lonny Baxter arrested near White House: "Secret Service finds gun, shell casings in vehicle after report of shots fired."
Baxter was taken into custody around 2:30 a.m. after a witness flagged down a Secret Service officer and reported shots fired from a white sport-utility vehicle, said Secret Service spokesman Eric Zahren. Officers stopped the vehicle, which Baxter was driving, near the intersection of 17th and I streets in Northwest Washington."There were spent shell casings in plain view inside the vehicle," Zahren said. Officers also recovered a handgun.Say it ain't so, big Lonny!
Omar Kelly's Hurricanes Blog brings you the scoop on the "Fall's Best Battles": "How long will Tavares Gooden remain Miami's starting strongside linebacker?...... Get over there!
StateFansNation brings bad news about the continuing struggles of former wideout and recovering alcoholic Koren Robinson. A good kid with a vicious, vicious disease. We wish you well, Koren. Oh, and as is the case with most State supporters who are hit with bad news at home, they balence their misfortune with a piece about a troubled TarHeel (in this case, Kevin Donnalley who jerked a kid up in practice and got fired. He had a little trouble with the "roids" last year, as well.) Can't you guys just take your bad news like men without jumping up and down about TarHole bias every...single...time. Either way, we love the blog and the work is fantastic. Get over there!!
As always, the folks over at GTSports are bringing the pain with a basketball nugget, featuring an article where the coach clams that super recruit, Thad Young, is definately staying for more than one season. History is not on your side, coach. Get over there!!!
Micky Plylers Clemson Blog brings you Defensive Battles and much, much more. Get over there!!!!
From the TarHeelMarch, "Wherein Excitement Is Found for Sep. 2nd." Good link to a story by Stewart Mandel. Exceptional as always. Get over there!!!!!
Edgerrin James' cousin set to carry on the family name at Miami :"Javarris James has plenty of speed."
J. James practices through pain: "The University of Miami running backs are a banged-up bunch. First-year tailback Javarris James, known as Baby J, has been taking advantage of his extra carries because of injuries to projected first-game starter Charlie Jones and backup Derron Thomas."
UM's Jones insists he'll play vs. FSU :"Charlie Jones refuses to let a little pain bother him. He has too much at stake. "
Moore sits out practice to rest `sore shoulder':"Senior wide receiver Ryan Moore sat out afternoon practice Tuesday with his left arm in a sling. Coach Larry Coker called the injury a "sore shoulder" and said Moore sustained it in morning practice."
Timmons ready for his role:"The glowing praise that Florida State linebackers coach Kevin Steele has for Lawrence Timmons needs to be taken in context to fully appreciate the assessment."
Davis wants 'Noles to follow him :"Ernie Sims, Kamerion Wimbley, Brodrick Bunkley and Antonio Cromartie were each first-round picks in the NFL Draft. A.J. Nicholson and Pat Watkins also have to be replaced."
TE Warren impresses FSU coaches:"With Charlie Graham still recovering from an ankle sprain and Caz Piurowski being held out of contact because of a shoulder sprain, freshman tight end Brandon Warren took full advantage of the spotlight Tuesday. Warren had several nice receptions during the team's two-and-a-half hour workout."
Gano has early lead at FSU punter :"Sophomore Graham Gano appears to have inched ahead of junior transfer Brent Moody in the battle for the punting job at Florida State."
Tigers’ next big corner may be Butler:"Talented freshman appears headed for action instead of redshirt season — As soon as Crezdon Butler shook the first hand, a teen tugged at his gloves, trying to pry a souvenir. About 45 football players and coaches from Butler’s alma mater, Asheville (N.C.) High School, stopped by Clemson’s practice Tuesday afternoon en route to a scrimmage at nearby Daniel High School." How did this kid get out of the State.
College Learning curve a test for Clemson duo: "Wade, Jackson take first weeks of practice one day at a time."
Facing Third and Long, former Virginia Tech star Marcus Vick Looks for a Fresh Start With the Dolphins.
Like His Major, Hokies QB Glennon Is All Business
Beamer: Better kicking game important
Hokie's Allen willing to accept handoffs
TECH / ACC PREVIEW from the AJC: "Tony Barnhart says Calvin Johnson is the best receiver in college football, but the ACC has plenty of top-flight talent."
Richards' return a boost to YellowJackets: "Talented defensive lineman missed the entire 2005 season due to a knee injury."
'Other' Johnson ready to step up:"James Johnson doesn't mind being known as Georgia Tech's other Johnson. He laughs when asked about sharing names with All-American wide receiver Calvin Johnson."
Future Tech schedules will be SEC-heavy: How about an ACC/SEC Challenge series, with their being a featured game every week of the season culminating with the Georgia Tech/Georgia game to wrap it up. I'd love it. Think that's a bad idea? Take it to the comments section!
Blackman is catching on:"Darrell Blackman came to N.C. State to play tailback, hoping to make the kind of plays that make people gasp, to make Wolfpack fans forget T.A. McLendon. The last thing he expected was to be a wide receiver after two years."
John Delong of the Winston-Salem Journal - BIDING HIS TIME: Much-heralded Burke says he's happy to wait his turn before taking over at quarterback for Pack
Snelling stays healthy at tailback:"At the University of Virginia's open practices this month, it was a familiar sight: Jason Snelling taking a handoff from quarterback Christian Olsen, slicing through the defensive line and bursting into the secondary."
Andrew Jones of the Wilmington Star - Tiny Wake has tough task playing facility wars:"When Wake Forest recently announced plans to build luxury suites and a new press box at Groves Stadium, the Demon Deacons had finally taken the next big step in college football's arms race."
WFU coaches to get look at backups in scrimmage:"Offensive linemen in battle to get into playing rotation."
Duke defense dominates:"Devils offense, QBs struggle during intrasquad scrimmage." No comment.
Mental game focus of Devils' scrimmage:"Physically, Duke sophomore Vince Oghobaase appears to be in tip-top shape, and psychologically he's bursting with excitement for the Blue Devils' upcoming opener that will mark his first game in nearly two years following a major knee injury."
Dascenzo: Montgomery brings much back to Duke:"Inside his rather small, but meticulously organized office in the Yoh Center, Duke's new wide receivers coach Scottie Montgomery can see two Denver Broncos helmets."
ACC Basketball News from the Basketblog:
U.Va. loses Bannister, gains Tat. More on this from the PressBoxBlog: Bannister leaving UVa
This has already been reported by StateFansNation, but what the heck- Sendek lures recruit:"Jamelle McMillan spurns Wolfpack."
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