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PHOTO: A new day at Duke?Getting your mind right:A Clouded Issue
: "Despite the absence of any hint of blue above the horizon, China declares an excellent air-quality day Monday using an air pollution index that excludes two dangerous pollutants."Jenkins: Partners In Grime
in China.Lucas bruised but already moving on
: "The Carolina Panthers are fortunate that it was Ken Lucas, and not a less confident or a more vindictive man, Steve Smith chose to attack."Panthers' Lucas: 'I have forgiven' SmithJOHN DELONG
of the Winston-Salem Journal: Panthers Lucas accepts Smith's apology
Steelers owners to meet
: "Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney and his four brothers will meet soon at the request of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to help resolve the team's unsettled ownership situation. A date for the meeting has not been announced."The conference headlines:
Coaches look to avoid 'de-commitment' by recruits
: "With its recent spate of verbal commitments, Duke has 21 high school players who have promised to scrawl their signature on a letter of intent come signing day in early February."
Dan Wiederer of the Fayetteville Observer: Penn explodes onto recruiting scene
(and NC State recruiting notes).NC StateWolfpack basketball coach keeps eyes on Georgia recruits
: "When Sidney Lowe became N.C. State's basketball coach, fans had visions of tapping the fertile Washington, D.C., recruiting market for players."VirginiaGreen latest Cavs link to Hall of FameVirginia hopes to tune out distractionsBoston CollegeEagles begin fielding questions
: "New quarterback, new running back, second-year coach. Welcome to Boston College football 2008, with coach Jeff Jagodzinski officially beginning his second summer camp with 14 starters returning from last year's 11-3 team."New-look Eagles poised to strikeMarylandTerps Want a Quick Call on Quarterback JobPoints system helps keep Terps in lineTracking the Terps: UM turns to Tate for help at safety; media day notesClemsonTigers tinker with SAM solution
:"Clemson’s integral and versatile linebacker spot is still up for grabs. The past two seasons, Clemson defensive coordinator Vic Koenning felt compelled to adjust his scheme to mask deficiencies at the strong-side linebacker spot."Baseball: Mitchell likely to turn pro
: "It appears Clemson’s baseball team will trade its most proven starting pitcher for perhaps the one with the most potential."Practice report: News of the day
: "The Tigers got a scare when a teammate rolled onto junior receiver Jacoby Ford’s ankle. It turned out to be Ford’s right ankle — not the left one he broke last season. Ford is expected to sit for a few days as a precaution."Virginia Tech
Defense ups speed
: "Virginia Tech football practice opens."Tariq Edwards commits to Tech; brother might be close behindNorth CarolinaHeel predicts ACC crownUNC player's case set for Aug. 19UNC's Foster ready to step it up
: "Brooks Foster knows that many consider him North Carolina's third receiver, behind ..."
Burney's sacrifice a hit with Heels
: "Cornerback Kendric Burney has given up baseball for football."Duke
Duke's Lewis works hard to learn system
: "New head coach David Cutcliffe has placed greater demands and higher expectations on his quarterbacks."Cutcliffe era begins with optimism, 'opening-day jitters'
: "As the seconds ticked down on the practice field scoreboard to signal the kickoff of Duke's first preseason practice Monday evening, first-year coach David Cutcliffe paced back and forth in front of his lined-up players, counting aloud until the clock hit zero."
Lawyer on Duke's side against Giuliani
: "Duke University, in its legal tangle with the son of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, has an unlikely ally."Georgia TechJacket QBs under fire
: "Contenders impressive at times, spotty at others as Tech goes through 11-on-11 drills."Offensive line starters in questionJohnson blunt about fumblesMiamiRandy Shannon: Players that transferred are 'not cancerous'UM freshman receiver Laron Byrd shines in opening practiceHurricanes' linebacker Cook adds coaching dimensionUM players excited about their names appearing on jerseys againFor new UM fullback, it's power, not size
: "The Miami Hurricanes have a new demolition machine to add to their stable of sleek running backs. He's big -- from side to side. And he's merciless, according to former junior college teammate Kayne Farquharson."UM's Bosher eyeing dual role
: "Matt Bosher said he would do anything to help the Miami Hurricanes win this season -- except, he joked, cart around water bottles."Florida StateFSU's Walter Dix arrives in China for Summer Olympics
: "Walter Dix had figured it wouldn't be until he was sitting in his apartment at the Olympic Village in Beijing that it would really, really sink in. The former Florida State sprint star is a member of the U.S."'Noles DE Brown bulks up »FSU soccer ranked No. 2 in ACC poll »Upgrades to facilities key role in FSU future »Economy, NCAA latest tests for FSU athletics »Space Coast rivals to unite at FSU »Seminoles golfer Kittleson qualifies for U.S. Amateur »FSU A.D. Spetman stressing stability through longer contracts »