The BEST ACC Sports Coverage!!!Because we care:
Jim Cramer's MAD MONEY
recapWith Stewart it's all take, no give
: "Driver offers mixed messages."Bonds' attorney demands leak probe
: "Barry Bonds' attorney is asking federal authorities to investigate who told a newspaper that the Giants forwarded the baseball star's medical records to a grand jury investigating him for perjury and tax evasion." Yep. Stay another two years and break the record, Barry.British may be Tiger's best
: "When it's all said and done, Woods might capture more British Opens than Masters." Looks that way. The guy is a better athlete and just plain more intelligent with his game at times.
From the Boston Globe $neaker Wars series - Are you kidding?
: Joe Sharkey was 12 when Adidas gave him his first free pair of basketball shoes and apparel.The Conference Headlines:
Caulton Tudor of the Raleigh news and Observer - ACC due for team to excel:
The ACC's football players and coaches, as usual, are talking a mean game as the start of a new season approaches.ACC poll seems same
: "Upon first seeing the preseason poll a year ago at the ACC Football Kickoff, North Carolina coach John Bunting playfully ripped up a copy and Duke coach Ted Roof balled up another. "FSU's 2005 ACC crown irks foes
: "Miami linebacker Jon Beason doesn't even want to say the words."FSU, Miami to play for ACC title?
Andrew Jones of the Wilmington Star: Fla. St., Miami teams to beat
. More from Andrew Jones - ACC Football Kickoff: Day 2New challenges keep Bowden going on
: "Although Bobby Bowden's son, Tommy, is not planning to be a coaching lifer, retirement is not in the vocabulary of the 76-year-old Seminoles coach."'Noles an ACC favorite, but Bowden's son still hot topic
: "Bobby Bowden can detect a why-don't-you-fire-Jeff insinuation from a football field away, never mind what may be happening to his other senses as the Florida State coach approaches his 77th birthday this season."The two BowdensStormy Forecast
: "Coker may be on hot seat if 'Canes don't win ACC titleMiami was supposed to take the ACC by storm when it entered the league two years ago.It hasn't happened, and by the players' admission, the program has lost a little of its swagger in the years since winning the national championship in 2001.Focus on the present
: "Miami coach Larry Coker said he hasn't devoted any thought to his job security: `I'm just making decisions and coaching . . . and trying to win every football game.'"Coker: Gun use is prohibited among my players
: Better tell your players that, Coach.
Omar Kelly's Hurricanes Blog - : I tried to cram every single little bit of news into my story, but there are...Pressure heaped on MiamiReceiver Moore still in Coker's doghouse
: "Miami receiver Ryan Moore's suspension from the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl could carry over into the 2006 season."Clemson has high hopes for seasonBowden knows value of new instant replay rule
: "Be sure that ClemsonÂs Tommy Bowden led the lobby to include challenges by coaches in the Atlantic Coast ConferenceÂs revised instant replay rule in football this fall."A more grounded Bowden no longer causes eyes to roll when he vows to run the ballBowden having second thoughts about two-a-day practice regimen
: "With Tigers facing 11 games before their bye, fresh legs become priority."Hokies: Thuggish image not justified
: Well...that means you have to keep the thugs on the bench. Just about every image is justified when it comes to sports, folks. Schools make mistakes early in trying to build programs and sometimes those images stick. Gotta live with it, and move on Hokies, Seminoles, Hurricanes (notice anything similar about those programs? Let me give you a hint.......they win. Most of the folks calling them thugs, do not win).Beamer has new issues
at Virginia TechBeamer: QB competition 'still on'Beamer OK being behind HurricanesJohnson Catches On
: "Georgia Tech star receiver Calvin Johnson could be this year's version of Reggie Bush -- an acrobat in cleats who challenges concepts of what humans can do on the field."Gailey catches Johnson
: "Regardless of how stupid people think I am, I do realize ... we should be getting him the ball." That's good, Coach. Now just do it!Gailey will be 'big picture' guy now
: "Chan Gailey had all summer to reconsider his decision to relinquish control of the Georgia Tech offense to coordinator Patrick Nix."Grateful Friedgen resting easier
: "His sleep disorder remedied, top Terp finds new energy."Looking to rebound, UM expands game planAdmissions losses don't stun Groh
at Virginia.Amato's season of scrutiny begins
- "N.C. State coach unfazed by criticism. April 29 was the best day ever for N.C. State in the NFL draft, but in a way, it has come back to haunt the Wolfpack and coach Chuck Amato." By the way, big hat tip to StateFansNation
for the link yesterday. I think he's on the hot seat in a big time way. They need a 4-0 start, getting a big home win against BC. The fans deserve to see a conference "W" at home, Chuck. I see losses to FSU, @Maryland, @Clemson, @North Carolina (of course). They may very well lose to Georgia Tech at home, but that would put them on a 3 game skid heading into the ECU game at the end. I don't want to do that to Chuck. What he absolutely must not do is force his fan base to absorb a loss to ECU or Happy Appy on top of another 6-6 type season. In all honesty, Chuck needs to sweep the State teams this year and finish no worse than 7-5. I have him at 7-5, but he'll lose do something stupid like lose to Southern Miss and beat Clemson, lose to Carolina and beat Florida State etc. We'd love to hear from the NC State fans. Take it to the comments section!!!N.C. State has made Davis a man
: "Even now, A.J. Davis thinks he's known more for the day he chose to attend N.C. State than anything that's happened since. " Has he done anything else of note to be known for?
More from StateFansNation on Tarheerecruitingng: Not all roses? Get over there!!!Little respect for Big Four
: "North Carolina schools are picked at the bottom of their ACC divisions in a preseason media poll. Tar Heels coach John Bunting was not impressed by his team's projected finish in the Coastal Division." Then you should win more games, coach. Why on earth should there be respect for the big four. One school talks a big game and finishes 4th every year, one school talks about building with character players and doing things the right way and then has to run half of the team out of town (it seems), the best of the whole lot is just too small to finish games, and the fourth is just a flat out disgrace to the conference and the overall excellence of their school and athletic program. You want respect? Shut your collective traps and win some games.
Lennox Rawlings of the Winston Salem Journal- GONE SOUTH: Big Four bringing up ACC rearDascenzo: Don't be surprised if Heels top Irish
: "If timing is everything, mark down this date -- Nov. 4. That's when North Carolina's football team visits Touchdown Jesus, or in other words, Notre Dame Stadium (80,795) to meet the Fighting Irish. " Slow down a bit, Mr. Dascenzo. While I agree that it could happen, lots of things need to go right before Nov. 4 for that scene to take place. Bunting has pulled several rabbits out of his hat, but not on the road against that type team. The last few times they have faced top ten teams on the road, things have gotten very ugly: Last year against Louisville, the year before against Utah, last year in the second half against Virginia Tech.North Carolina's ACC championsBunting likes QB carousel
: Quietly, I believe that Bunting is also on the hot seat. If they don't go to a bowl this year, I think he's gone. Even with the improvement on the field (if not in the W's) I think the University will have to make a business move. Too bad.....I've actually grown a bit fond of the guy. This
, however, makes me wonder about the guy. How do you not offer the son of a former player who has a 3.5 GPA, runs a sub 4.4 40 yard dash, and is DYING to be a Tar Heel. The kids name is Josh Oglesby, Carolina waited until the last second to offer him, and he committed to Virgina Tech. Good for you, Josh!ACC Basketball News
Mike Wise of the Washington Post: Krzyzewski Tasked With Reviving Gold StandardU.S. Coach Krzyzewski Working Overtime
: "Mike Krzyzewski's orange folder bulges with notes, diagrams, lists and more notes. He opens the folder and instantly snaps it shut, teasing a foreign reporter wondering whether the U.S. national team will play zone defense at next month's world championships."Building a Team: Krzyzewski trying to put U.S. back on top of basketball world
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