The BEST ACC Sports Coverage!!!Because we care:
Jim Cramer's MAD MONEY
recap.Nifong cites attacker ID, says more tests pending in lacrosse case
: "Durham prosecutor Mike Nifong, says a woman who reported being raped at a Duke lacrosse team party has identified an assailant. Players' attorneys are skeptical of the development.DNA doesn't offer magic key to case
Rick Maese of the Baltimore Sun: Resolution in Durham still seems far awayConvicted booster found slain
: "Logan Young faced jail term for payoff to send top recruit to Alabama." They needed dental records to id him.....wow.Sooners tap Capel as coach
: "Ex-Duke standout succeeds Sampson."The Headliness:Calipari won't join Pack
- N.C. State courtship apparently fails; source says coach will get a raise at Memphis: "John Calipari apparently will accept a raise and stay at Memphis instead of accepting an offer to coach basketball at N.C. State, a source close to the Memphis athletics program said Tuesday." All of the first choice, top notch, name coaches have now said "no" formally or informally. At what point do we start pointing the finger at the Wolfpack fan base for creating a situation around Herb that may be
off putting to top coaches? Lee, you've got to make a big sack move. There are no more big name hires to make this transition an easy win. Go find the best young coach you can (Winthrop's coach?), or.......bring in Knight. Keep him for five years, get the national attention you want and the program needs and set that thing up for a big splash in 2012. Or, there is always the choice that would strike terror in the hearts of many, many Tar Heel fans.......Matty D! You think he can't recruit to NC State?!?!?!???!?!?!? You think he doesn't have the fire, drive, and NEED to make amends. That is a hire I WOULD NOT want to see happen. In five years, UNC v. NCSU would rise nationally to a must see game (can you imagine what ESPN would do to that story line!?!?!?!) ESPN would have two premiere, prime time basketball showcases: The Battle of the Blues, and The Family Feud. Matty D = big sack hire!Calipari spurns State
: "The new N.C. State men's basketball coach will not be John Calipari. He took a whirlwind visit to Raleigh on Monday night, and those associated with the Wolfpack program were optimistic they would receive a quick reply from him on Tuesday. NCSU offered Calipari a package worth about $2 million a year."$2M question: Where does cash come from?
: "If N.C. State offers $2 million to a new men's basketball coach, it will have to put together a deal that includes funds from the athletics department plus radio/television money, shoe contract dollars and fundraising from the booster club. "Dascenzo: Seventh heaven for Pack?
: "The N.C. State coaching search gets more interesting by the day. By Tuesday night, reports indicated that John Calipari would remain at Memphis despite reported meetings with Wolfpack officials."Hats off to Fowler
: "Here's to you, Lee Fowler. You were willing to stand by men's basketball coach Herb Sendek while fans ragged him as he was doing his job -- taking a team from dead last in the ACC to five straight NCAA Tournaments. You also received heat from the same fans, and unnecessary heat at that."
More bad news for NCSU - Simmons to test draft
: "N.C. State basketball standout has not signed with agent."
Even MORE bad news for NCSU - Hodge's attire at issue
: "Nugget 'dressed like gang member'."
"He had a bandanna over his head, and maybe they thought he was in a gang," Paladium club manager Jose Ramirez told the Rocky Mountain News in Tuesday's editions.
Hodge had gone to the club to talk to a friend, hip-hop artist Juelz Santana, who was performing there, Adams County (Colo.) investigators said. Ramirez said someone in the club's parking lot had flashed a gang sign at Hodge. It wasn't immediately clear whether Ramirez witnessed the incident.
Interesting..........Duke awaits final recruit
: "It's becoming more and more rare for college basketball programs to pick up top-notch recruits in the late signing period that begins today, but the Duke Blue Devils may be able to do just that." Apparently, Florida is now in the mix for this kid as well. Let's see: Duke, Florida, or Rutgers. Seems pretty easy to me if I'm a kid from New Jersey. I stay with the home town school and go to Duke (*I made a funny*)Capel Not Just Another Coach K Protege
: "Mike Krzyzewski has developed quite a few coaching proteges in college basketball. Jeff Capel thinks he might not fit the same mold as the rest of his Duke brethren."Capel's departure leaves another hole
: "VCU's next AD will face big decision earlyOK, Eugene P. Trani, president of Virginia Commonwealth University. The next move is yours."
Bob Lipper of the Richmond Times Dispatch - Oklahoma opportunity: Sooner, rather than laterNoel, Tar Heels face future challenges
: "Most people's legs would have been shaking. At ease at the microphone in front of close friends and a few hundred strangers alike, David Noel didn't have that problem Tuesday night."
Is it me, or is the Winston-Salem Journal a little late with this - Staying: Hansbrough won't leave Heels
.Haith opts to stay
: "University of Miami men's basketball coach Frank Haith was a top candidate for the coaching vacancy at Oklahoma, but elected Monday night to remain with the Hurricanes, UM athletic director Paul Dee said Tuesday." I didn't know that.......that's big news for Miami...a very big win for that program.Haith receives five-year extension
: "Two consecutive winning seasons and overtures from Oklahoma have gotten coach Frank Haith a contract extension that includes a raise for him and his staff."Haith 'excited' about future
: "Despite losing three key players, Hurricanes coach Frank Haith's expectations for next season's team remain extremely high."Kansas prep standout coming to WFUACC Football News from the Footblog:3 U.Va. athletes charged in incident:
"Trio are arrested in connection with brawl, break-in at frat house."Georgia Tech's Bell plucking the wild hairs:
Tech kicker trying to straighten out erratic '05 season.Miami speedster to visit Bears
: "The Bears are expected to bring University of Miami receiver Sinorice Moss to Halas Hall for a pre-draft visit, continuing a relationship that started at January's Senior Bowl and continued at February's Indianapolis Scouting Combine."FSU wants to run
: "Former Florida State quarterback Gary Pajcic had just handed Warrick Dunn a check for his foundation at the 50-yard line, complete with the little handoff move the two might have enacted if they'd been Seminoles at the same time."Adams is on track for Wake football
: "Cary football running star Josh Adams said it was strange last fall to see his name bandied about on recruiting Web sites."New Hanover TE commits to Wolfpack
: "George Bryan, a 6-foot-6, 250-pound junior tight end at New Hanover, has announced that he will sign with the Wolfpack."More to come from Birkel in the PM.....