The Daily Roundup: Wednesday
Getting your mind right:
TECHNICALLY SPEAKING : "NCAA basketball officials will focus on bench decorum rules this season, making sure coaches mind their p's and q's while vocalizing their x's and o's." Let's see how this is going to work out under fire at Duke and Maryland. That should be interesting to watch....'ol Gary Williams might just burst trying to hold it all in.
A shout out to the home team and the new football facility at WSSU: WSSU will unveil new field house this weekend: "Officials hope that $5.1 million facility will provide boost to recruiting."
VIDEO: Take a peak at WSSU's new field house.
Nothing good so far for Kevin Swinton - Swinton faces second felony charge: "Wilmington attorney Woody White hopes to help former UNC-Wilmington men's basketball team member Kevin Swinton gain reinstatement to the university and avoid a felony conviction."
The conference headlines:
From Andrew Jones of the Wilmington Star - Rumor mill might grind up Davis and the Tar Heels: "Butch Davis had a golden opportunity to clear the air but chose to respond with a loophole."
50-YARD LINE: "BC just another story in Boston so far"
The ACC Insider, Andrew Jones :
State's D Making Plays: "Forced turnovers and sacks registered are up, big plays allowed are down.
ACC Hoops Slate Analysis: FSU- "Seminoles to load up on too many cup cakes again."
Get over there!!
Dascenzo: A number of things on my mind : "While wondering if Peyton Manning is better than Tom Brady, here are some other things worth thinking about. * Take Boston College's Matt Ryan out of the ACC, and Wake's Riley Skinner gets my vote for all-conference quarterback. The redshirt sophomore has won 15 games as a starter and is 4-1 this season while completing 72 percent of his passes. Remember, Skinner didn't play vs. Nebraska or Army while nursing a separated shoulder. Also remember, the ACC single-season record is 72 percent by Philip Rivers of N.C. State in 2003."
DASCENZO: So what's going on with Duke football, anyway? :"An ACC executive approached me at halftime of the North Carolina-Wake Forest game on Saturday and wanted to know: “What’s going on with Duke football?”"
Whereabouts unknown: "No matter what happens in the remaining four games of the regular season, one thing is certain: Boston College will be playing in a bowl game for the ninth consecutive year. The question is, which bowl game?"
Reversal of fortune: Florida St. spoiler now: "It is different now. Not as good, not as intimidating. When you talk about Florida State these days, it is more matter-of-fact. Good, but not great. Not close to great. "
Cavaliers Notebook: Peerman Could Miss Remainder of Season
Trying to Forget One That Got Away: BC Loss Still Hurts As Hokies Regroup To Face Ga. Tech
Martin at center of Tech's pain: "This is the one Orion Martin would tell his grandkids about, the rainy night he and his fellow defensive linemen turned a Heisman Trophy candidate into a rag doll and beat the second-ranked team in the land."
Living the Dream: "Chris Ellis has been thinking about the NFL since childhood."
Warren set for debut
Tigers’ D hoping for a wake up call: "Coaches hope to seal up early lapses and get the defense off to a better start. When the first whistle blows, Clemson’s highly-ranked defense has grown addicted to smacking the snooze bar."
Tigers turn to youth up front: "Clemson’s lack of a pass rush has spurred the No. 25 Tigers toward a youth movement — at least temporarily."
ACC title game within reach: "Several scenarios must take place, but there's a chance the Jackets could return to the title game."
Gailey: Choice out vs. VT: "Knee injury will sideline the ACC's leading rusher; sophomore Jamaal Evans will start in backfield."
Jackets know they must be special vs. VT
UGA, Tech trail in graduations
My friend, my foe : "University of Miami linebacker Colin McCarthy and North Carolina State wide receiver Donald Bowens developed a friendship while on the same basketball team. They will face each other when the Canes play the Wolfpack on Saturday in the Orange Bowl."
UM's Wright has light practice; status uncertain
Injury leaves Hurricanes' QB job open : "The Miami Hurricanes are back where they started at quarterback."
Miami's Orange Bowl finale against Virginia a night game
FSU-BC is all about the QBs: "From Heisman contender Matt Ryan to unknowns D'Vontrey Richardson and Christian Ponder, quarterbacks are front and center in the buildup to Florida State's visit to No. 2 Boston College on Saturday."
Lee apologizes for lack of responsibility » - Just go to class man....just go to class.
Xavier Lee comments on his suspension »
For Terps, problems are basic : "Maryland missed 12 tackles in the third and fourth quarters of the Terps' 30-17 loss to Clemson, coach Ralph Friedgen said yesterday, and the defense isn't improving its fundamentals, despite working on them in practice."
Practice Adjusted To Help Injuries
No comment? No suspension. [Tracking the Terps]
Terps QB Steffy's season in doubt
Graduation rates go up at Maryland
NCAA's rules not broken, Heels say: "Ex-UNC players had spoken with recruits. A review by North Carolina's NCAA compliance department has determined no NCAA violations occurred when former Tar Heels players talked to basketball prospects during a recruiting visit the weekend of Sept. 15-16."
Too bad Heels aren't headed for darker days
Heels trying to move on :"Maryland next up for UNC."
Duke basketball preview
Lewis on track for season, possibly career, records: "After Thad Lewis made a late commitment to Duke, the Blue Devils made an early commitment to him. Lewis was the last player to sign on the dotted line for Duke's 2006 class, and about seven months later he was the Blue Devils' starting quarterback, throwing for more than 300 yards in his first start."
Duke freshman's talent runs wide, deep
Revamped secondary sparks Wolfpack : " N.C. State, heading to Miami on Saturday, has two-game winning streak."
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