The Daily Roundup: FreeThrowFriday
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Ron Morris of The State (South Carolina) See Dick run (his mouth): "Vitale’s enthusiastic endorsement of Bob Knight for USC job is irresponsible. WILL SOMEONE PLEASE get Dick Vitale to shut up about Bob Knight and South Carolina basketball?"
Study: Football would spike UNCC fees:"Bringing football to UNC Charlotte would result in students paying far more in athletic fees than any other school in the UNC system, according to a study released by the school. "
Barren times for Northeast college basketball:"What happened to college basketball in New England and the Northeast? There have been feel-good stories all over the country this season, but few in the Northeast."
Michael Wilbon- Oden Gets a Vote: "In these days of political and social inactivity among America's most famous athletes, it's refreshing to hear Greg Oden voice his opinion."
Small-college teams make do :"Schools, such as St. Augustine's and Shaw play without extra frills and with less fanfare than major programs, but NCAA Division II athletes are just as dedicated, the coaches just as committed, the games often just as dramatic."
Lowe's mother has heart attack: " The mother of N.C. State basketball coach Sidney Lowe suffered a heart attack early Wednesday." The prayers of the Basketblog are with the Lowe family.
The conference headlines:
ACC & The RPI: "Three ACC teams are NCAA locks; five others battling for inclusion."
LENOX RAWLINGS of the Winston-Salem Journal: Terrapins' Williams gets the final word
Gist Gets It Done for Terps: "James Gist scores 18 of his career-high 31 points in the first half and makes crucial free throws late in the second half of Maryland's 74-70 victory over Wake Forest, which snaps the Terrapins two-game losing streak."
Gist, Terps rebound vs. Wake :"James Gist emerged from his late-season slump, scoring a career-high 31 points and pulling down 11 rebounds to help the Terps (18-11, 8-6 ACC) beat Wake Forest, 74-70, breaking a two-game losing streak."
Terrapins trip Deacs :"Maryland plays well enough to get key ACC winWake Forest made a stunningly low percentage of high-percentage shots in last night's 74-70 loss to Maryland at Joel Coliseum."
Close Enough: Blind Deacons fan enjoys home games in one of the best seats in the house
A different kind of practice for ex-Canes
UM hoops no longer a one-man show
McKenzie loving the spring:"This is the first time receiver Jermaine McKenzie has participated in any type..."
Lawson close to return
Lawson may be ready for return to lineup :"The path has been charted for Ty Lawson to return Saturday against Boston College. Now it's up to Lawson's balky left ankle to cooperate."
Tech eyes Bremen star: "Jay Stansberry, a big junior tight end/linebacker, also gets interest of UGA, Alabama."
Hewitt unhappy with ESPN announcer over Causey injury comments
Tech's Nnamaka caps career
Johnson clarifies academic statements: "Garrett Johnson, former NCAA track national champion at Florida State who is now a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, issued a statement Thursday morning via e-mail to the Tallahassee Democrat , saying comments he made in an interview with the..."
FSU hopes to refuel before UNC »
Williams keeps NCAA hopes alive »
FSU baseball remains perfect, defeats Auburn »
Madison County’s Thompson commits to FSU »
Back in the slam of things :"Gerald Henderson looked like a picture of health Wednesday night, the brace on his right wrist seeming more like a fashion accessory than a medical aide."
UVa Insider: Numbers don't lie; another small class likely
Clemson plans position changes: "Spring football practice lends itself to tinkering, and Clemson plans to give several veterans the chance to prove their merit at other positions."
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