The Daily Roundup: Friday
A Whole New Ballgame: PART II- Many of Gary Williams's detractors say his stance on recruiting practices is one reason Maryland has regressed faster than any national champion in the past 18 years.
Duke-UNC will be an early meeting in 2009: "Last week, Duke announced its first-ever meeting with Durham neighbor N.C. Central and also released its entire nonconference schedule, so Thursday's schedule release simply filled in the blanks on when the Blue Devils will play their eight ACC games."
Morris: Clemson, USC sharing standout seasons :"Sometimes it is difficult to recognize ongoing greatness. Yet it is easy to recognize we are witnessing perhaps the greatest men’s basketball season played in the state of South Carolina."
Singler: Elbow 'wasn't intentional': "Duke appeared to have all the momentum heading into the halftime break of Wednesday night's 101-87 loss to North Carolina, but a tussle underneath the UNC basket in the opening seconds of the second half killed any momentum."
Tigers face tough football schedule in 2009 : "Clemson football appears to have a tough road to travel during Dabo Swinney’s first full season as coach. The Tigers are slated to visit five teams that played in bowl games last season: Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, N.C. State and South Carolina, according to the ACC schedule released Thursday."
UNC assistant goes to Miami: "Sports Briefs:North Carolina assistant football coach John Lovett officially was hired as defensive coordinator for the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday."
Linebacker Brandon Marti arrested :"This isn't the type of news I like to write or pass along, but I have to because it's my job. Linebacker Brandon Marti, a member of UM's 2008 signing class, was arrested ..."
Lovett hiring official:"It's official. John Lovett was named the new defensive coordinator at the University of Miami on Thursday. The press release was just sent our way -- right after those ..."