The Daily Roundup: Thursday
PHOTO: BC, getting the ACC off on the right foot tonight?
Getting your mind right:
Jim Cramer's MAD MONEY and RADIO recap
On YouTube, Charges of Security Flaws - Ex-Lockheed Worker Takes Concerns Over Coast Guard Ships to the Web
He Made What?!?! Shocking 2005/06 NBA Salary...
22 hours ago in Lit’s Controversial Sports Chanting:
"In my Internet travels I have encountered many interesting things. One thing I always find..."
The Conference Headlines:
ACC Notebook :"Wake's Moore looking good in preseason camp........"
Dascenzo: Thoughts before big weekend :"Some things worth thinking about in the world of sports ... * North Carolina football coach John Bunting said he always thought his season-opening opponent, Rutgers on Saturday at 3:30 in Kenan Stadium, was a sleeping giant..." I'm sure you do, John......I'm sure you do.
The coaches speak:"Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden spoke with the media Wednesday as part of the first teleconference of the season for ACC coaches. Of course, questions about FSU's game at Miami on Monday were on most writers' minds."
Coker: 'We're moving in the right direction' »
Olson working on keeping UM offense in drive mode:"The license plate on Rich Olson's Porsche reads "OLEDOG," and even though it's a play on his last name, the tag's pronunciation is a perfect fit for how Miami's coaches and players view their new, yet old offensive coordinator."
Great expectations for Canes linebacker Beason:"UM's Jon Beason -- the team's defensive leader -- is determined to get the Hurricanes started in the right direction, beginning with Monday's opener against FSU."
Miami's Shields is not bashful about his talent »
`Be a little afraid': "THE JUNIOR LINEBACKER, WHO ALREADY RAISED EYEBROWS IN RESERVE, IS POISED FOR A STANDOUT SEASON. Lawrence Timmons really shouldn't have to feel that uncomfortable about it. After all, they are his initials. Then again, Timmons is a linebacker. And if you ever want to put the weight of excessive expectations on a linebacker, toss the ''LT'' moniker around."
Florida State's starting lineup is taking form »
Bob Lipper of the Richmond Times Dispatch- Questions appear to leave Virginia Tech short of a title answer.
CHANGE OF PACE:"Hokies set to reap benefits of attitude adjustment by former 'knucklehead' OreBLACKSBURG Branden Ore is a 5-11, 202-pound sophomore who averaged 5.9 yards per carry last season in a reserve role for the Hokies. He's operating this year with a surgically repaired right shoulder. He's also operating with a repaired attitude."
Avoiding a trip on road:"Tonight, for the third year in a row, the Boston College football team opens its season on the road."
Tigers suspend Gaddis, Clay’s status in doubt:"Clay leaves team after sister dies in car accident, sets no timetable for return. Clemson will be without one of its defensive starters Saturday and is planning to replace another for contrasting reasons."
Clemson foe Florida Atlantic faces growing pains in second season
AS GOOD AS GOLD: Georgia Tech foe, Notre Dame's Darius Walker , rushed for 2,406 yards as a senior at Buford in 2003 and broke the Georgia state record with 46 rushing TDs while leading the Wolves to three straight state titles.
Walker coming home to Georgia: "Darius Walker grew up idolizing the usual suspects for a promising young running back. "
Mismatches Pad the Record, Pay the Bills -- and the Marys
Ned Barnette of the Raleigh News and Observer - Decision helps Tar Heels now and in future: " The season opener is still days away, but North Carolina football coach John Bunting and new offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti already have combined for a smart call. "
Rutgers history: long, undistinguished: "Even a guy from the Garden State wasn't sure why there's no such thing as the University of New Jersey." Tar Heels, beware.
More on Jesse Holley's hurt feelings - INDIGNANT: North Carolina's Holley is annoyed that hometown Rutgers didn't recruit him
Shoulder surgery sidelines Heels' TE:"The North Carolina football team has lost another key contributor to a serious injury. Backup tight end Richard Quinn, who figured to see significant action on offense and special teams Saturday against Rutgers in UNC's season opener, suffered a fractured right shoulder blade during a blocking drill in Tuesday's practice and could miss the entire 2006 season." Not good.......
Lowery new defensive leader for Pack:"Chuck Amato believes Pat Lowery could own some ACC wrestling championship rings if he chose that route in college."
A Tough Dude: Amato says Lowery is the toughest player on the N.C. State team
REPRIEVE FOR STEVE? Wake's Justice may get help from freshman backup
All hands on deck: "Fontel Mines and Kevin Ogletree will start for UVa in the opener and look to overcome the loss of injured Deyon Williams."
Finally, just a QB :"After years of playing several positions, sophomore set to lead Devils. Marcus Jones' first high school football coach was told recently that Jones would start for Duke this season. David Bibee's response: "At which position?"" We wish you well. Perhaps you are the key to unlocking Duke's football fortunes.
Duke RB leaned on family, team after Katrina:"When hurricanes threatened her hometown -- but rarely carried out the threat -- Shirley Griffin would ask for time off at work and evacuate the area with the safety of her young son in mind. "
Other news of ACC Interest:
Redick to plead guiltyFormer Duke star facing DWI charge.
Steelers secure Parker:"Super Bowl star, a former UNC back, signs $13.6 million, four-year deal." The Steelers will pay $13 Million for him to run for them, but he couldn't run for North Carolina. Brilliant! That will hang over Bunting for the rest of his career. Simply incredible that a coachin staff could totally miss on something like that.
UNC's Miller thrilled by Yankee Stadium debut
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