The Daily Roundup: Wednesday
PHOTO: Who is this man? Why, it's Duke's lone senior Joe Pagliuca!!! Way to go, Joe. You made the lede for the Basketblog!!!
Getting your mind right:
Picking the best NCAA conference
Grobe signs 10-year deal to stay with Deacs: "Football coach led Wake to ACC title." He deserves it!!!
John Delong of the Winston-Salem Journal - Humbled: Grobe says praise from coaching peers is special
Hamm, Foudy elected to soccer hall : "Former U.S. teammates Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy, who shared two Olympic gold medals and two World Cup titles, were elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Tuesday."
EX-North Carolina High School player A TOP 'CAT: " Four years ago this week, Bobby Perry was a senior at Durham's Hillside High, playing the last home game of his prep career in the Class 3-A sectional finals. "
Winthrop barrels through 1st round: "Top seed Eagles breeze by 30 in Big South tournament opener.Torrell Martin said he doesn't grade on a curve, so when the guard placed a B-minus on the Winthrop Eagles' 72-42 victory against Charleston Southern on Tuesday night, it was worth noting." If you haven't seen these guys play, you are missing a treat. This is the team you want to ride with during the Dance in a first round upset.
'Pacman' could be sent packing: "Titans consider cutting troubled DB." What an idiot!
Vols hold off reeling Gators: "Tennessee finishes 16-0 at home." Looks like Florida and North Carolina may be drinking from the same cup these days! More!
Caulton Tudor of the Raleigh News and Observer - Tough calls in the ACC: As the voting deadline for ACC basketball honors approaches, the races are too close to call on several fronts."
Andrew Jones of the Wilmington Star - Little Time Left For Some ACC Teams: "Six ACC teams will participate in the upcoming NCAA tournament without question."
The conference headlines:
ACC's Power Shift: "Contradictory to most years, the much-anticipated game between Greivis Vasquez's No. 24 Maryland and No. 14 Duke may help decide fifth place in the ACC, not first."
UM point guard Clemente suspended for season : "Miami point guard Denis Clemente has been suspended for the rest of the season for violating an undisclosed team rule, coach Frank Haith said. " We're positive that at this stage, that was a tough decision! Kidding.....
UNC on fantasy island : "During the preseason, hypotheticals centered on how the 2006-07 North Carolina men's basketball team would fare against UNC's NCAA championship team of 2004-05. "
Ginyard: "It’s a now or never thing": "Last season’s North Carolina squad was not as deep, not as fast and certainly not as heralded. "But I do believe that last year's team would beat this year's team at this point in the season," sophomore Marcus Ginyard said today." True or not, that's not going to take your team very far, Mr. Ginyard.
Cavs' mystery man: "Reynolds has his secrets, but skills are all on display. In the University of Virginia's basketball media guide, the middle names of most players are included with their biographical information. Not so in J.R. Reynolds' case."
Whose streak will end? : "When Duke and Maryland squared off 17 days ago, the game featured a pair of traditional powers struggling to find their way. " Is Maryland a traditional power? When we think of traditional powers, we think Kentucky, Carolina, Kansas, Duke, UConn, Indiana, UCLA. Interesting point to consider. Take it to the comments section!!!
Pagliuca ready for final game at Cameron :"Before the season started, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said that chronic back problems likely would prevent the team's lone senior from seeing the floor. "
Before home games, hotels home to Duke: "Blue Devils enjoy the peace and quiet."
O'Brien leaves Duke for NFL's Patriots :"The Duke football program must start its search for an offensive coordinator a month before spring practice kicks off after Bill O'Brien accepted a position as an offensive assistant coach for the New England Patriots on Tuesday. "
Duke receiver charged in traffic death
'Loss' not in Devils' dictionary: "Winning is only option for Duke, but Terps have other thoughts."
A TWO-WAY MAN : "Thaddeus Young is among the few Tech players getting substantial action on both ends of the floor in Paul Hewitt's specialized rotation system."
Tech's shooters are on the mark: " Thaddeus Young's jump shot deserved to be condemned. "
Depth chart takes shape - Beat blog: "Picture of Gailey's next squad starting to come into focus." Get over there!
Mays back in Tigers’ lineup:"Clemson will go back to what worked early in hopes of ending skid. The James Mays reserve experiment lasted all of two games. After Mays logged an ineffective and season-low 15 minutes Saturday at Boston College, Clemson coach Oliver Purnell has decided to return the team’s leading scorer back to the starting lineup for today’s 7:30 p.m. game against Miami."
Orange the cure for Hamilton: " Senior has overcome tough stretches as his career comes to an end with Tigers."
Senior Night at N.C. State: "N.C. State seniors Engin Atsur and Bryan Nieman will be honored tonight at the RBC Center before the 9 p.m. Wake Forest game. "
Deacons, Wolfpack to square off tonight :"WFU needs a win to get back to .500; Visser may miss game with illness."
Quarterback questioning finds Fisher: "It just might be the No. 1 question among Florida State fans entering spring practice in two weeks. Who will be the No. 1 quarterback when the 15 days of practices and scrimmages begin?"
'Noles deny TE Warren a release »: "Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden isn't releasing tight end Brandon Warren from his scholarship, meaning that if Warren wants to transfer to Tennessee to be closer to home, he'll have to sit out at least one season without NCAA intervention and pay his own way. "
FSU's Fisher talks toughness »
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