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Getting your mind right: Police seek mysterious intruder in Sean Taylor slaying
: "Miami-Dade detectives looking for the mysterious intruder who shot football star Sean Taylor now say they are hunting a killer. After clinging to life nearly 24 hours, the Washington Redskins Pro Bowl safety succumbed to a bullet wound to the leg about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Shot Monday morning at his Palmetto Bay home -- just feet from his baby daughter -- he died before he could speak to detectives. They are treating his death as a homicide. Under scrutiny of national...
Prep sports eject more players: "Ejections for bad behavior in high school sports have more than doubled so far this year statewide, thanks to stricter enforcement of sportsmanship rules.""Media, public feed on Taylor's death
: "Commentary: Entangle a gunshot and death and mystery and fame, and it starts people gossiping and filing it under journalism."David Steele of the Baltimore Sun on Sean Taylor: Unanswered questions with hasty conclusionsIn Fla., A Struggle to UnderstandThe conference headlines:
Adams is ACC's top rookie
: "Running back Josh Adams, who starred at Cary High School, is the latest freshman standout for the Demon Deacons."
Groh ACC's top coach
: "Virginia makes run at ACC title."
From the 50 Yard Line Blog:Gailey a good fit for Duke?
Duke can get better
: "Analysis: Duke commissioned the Fuqua School of Business to study 22 college programs to determine how it can improve its football program." We can do that right now. (1) Get over yourselves and hire a coach who you will allow to have 6-8 academic exceptions per year; (2) Publicly state that you will not go down that road, that you will hold to your guns and seek a coach with an offensive system that will make you competitive (See Paul Johnson at Navy) with the kids who you will continue to target (that's fine business, just come out and say it); or (3) Man up and lead the creation of a new "Southern Ivy League". Invite Navy, Army, Vandy, Baylor, Rice, Wake (although, they've gotten over themselves already and compete very well in ALL sports), Georgetown, and a few other pseudo Ivy's. Dominate in basketball, be competitive in football, and probably rule the roost in most of the other sports. You can still schedule all of the ACC in Basketball and UNC, State and Wake in football. Have your cake and eat it to!
If packaged properly, you would get a tone of support, a nice TV deal and probably a bowl tie in or two. The Ivy league has left a tone of money on the table by refusing to participate in the system over the year. Like it or not, there are not many brands more powerful globally than Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. Hey, we might be on to something!!!Dascenzo of the Durham Herald Sun: Winner was clear early on
:"The chants of "ACC ... ACC ... ACC" pretty much told the story Tuesday night in Duke's dismantling of bigger, but slower, Wisconsin at Cameron Indoor Stadium."
Roof: Next Duke coach needs to 'get all the facts' : "On his way out the door, former Duke football coach Ted Roof was asked what advice he'd give to the man that will take his place on the sidelines next season." That's an interesting parting shot.
Andrew Jones, The ACC Insider: Dopke Talks Duke Football: "Analyst discusses Blue Devils' football opening."
Tragedies have claimed other Miami players
DukeFlorida State'Noles grind down Gophers
Duke cruises past Wisconsin : "The seventh-ranked Blue Devils played unkind host and beat No. 20 Wisconsin 82-58 to run their season record to 7-0 and their all-time ACC-Big Ten Challenge record to 9-0."
: "Sophomore Ryan Reid kept 6-foot-9 center Spencer Tollackson in check throughout. Junior Toney Douglas topped the 1,000-point mark for his career but also saved his best for the defensive end."Mims hits right notes for FSU »Tubby brings his new team to town »Hamilton, 'Noles not celebrating »ClemsonClemson bowl destination becomes a little clearer
: "Clemson’s chances of making the Chick-fil-A Bowl have been cut by a third. Bowl president Gary Stokan said Tuesday that Virginia Tech officials have conveyed interest in returning to the Dec. 31 game in Atlanta if the Hokies lose Saturday’s ACC title game."Bowden will get contract extension
: "As he stood outside Clemson’s locker room Saturday night, athletics director Terry Don Phillips bore a gleeful, if not relieved, smile."Football Six Tigers earn all-ACC honors
: "Four Clemson players were named first-team All-ACC and two earned second-team honors Monday. Clemson running back James Davis, wide receiver Aaron Kelly, offensive guard Chris McDuffie, and offensive tackle Barry Richardson were named to the first team."Basketball Forward Mays to miss game with injured hip
: "With its two highest-profile nonconference opponents coming to town this week, Clemson will likely have to adjust without its most recognizable name."North Carolina
Frasor may get his shot
: "Lawson's injury could open door." Interesting...No Ty? Go to Frasor
: "The coincidence isn't lost on Bobby Frasor. A right foot injury knocked the junior guard out of North Carolina's starting lineup just in time for the Tar Heels' game against Ohio State last season, giving Ty Lawson all the opportunity he needed."Ohio State teammates have roots in ForsythNC StateAfter 3 wins in Orlando, N.C. State looks back on track
: "Sidney Lowe knew something was different with each bus ride, film session and team meeting. Sure, North Carolina State's players were enjoying their trip to Florida for the Old Spice Classic over the Thanksgiving holiday. But the Wolfpack coach also saw a different look in their eyes, one that proved they were treating the tournament as a business trip following a surprising home loss to New Orleans."MarylandCollege basketball: Maryland in no rush to speed youth movementVirginiaLong-range plan works out well for CavaliersUVa assistant coach reprimandedGeorgia TechGailey part of Braine's legacy
Ramblin' On: No honeymoon for new coach
Winkeljohn: Some Day 2 second-guessing?
Recruiting: Prospects reconsiderJackets players defend GaileyTech owes Gailey $4 millionGailey's tenure mixedBoston CollegeBC's Brooks facing assault charges
: "While Boston College prepares for its ACC title-game meeting with Virginia Tech, running back A.J. Brooks has non-football-related problems to deal with. The junior is facing charges for allegedly kicking a BC residential adviser in an on-campus altercation Sunday night."
Boston College football team looks for big gain - in respect: "They won 10 regular-season games for the first time in 67 years. They are going to play for a Bowl Championship Series bid to the Orange Bowl Saturday when they face Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game in Jacksonville, Fla. They have a quarterback who is going to get a good chunk of votes for the Heisman ..."
Improved Virginia Tech gets a rematch with Boston College: "Call it a wakeup call. Or, if you are a fan of Virginia Tech, a starting-over point, one that began a run that they hope brings them their first Atlantic Coast Conference championship Saturday afternoon when the sixth-ranked Hokies face off with No. 12 Boston College in Jacksonville, Fla."
Hokies Kicker Dunlevy: He's Good Dunlevy fills big shoes quite nicely
Not all bowls want the Hokies