The Daily Roundup: Thursday
Getting your mind right:
ACC National Signing Day -
The conference headlines:
Tigers trounce No. 4 Blue Devils
Junior forward Trevor Booker beat his chest as he stomped down the floor, the Clemson faithful reveling in the second-half pageantry engulfing Littlejohn Coliseum.
Story: Postgame: Clemson press pays dividends
Clemson's Dandy Dozen provides no surprises
National Signing Day around the Tigers’ football offices was about as subdued as one could imagine, especially compared to the drama of landing C.J. Spiller and other touted recruits at the deadline the past few years.
Morris: Have faith; the recruits will come
CLEMSON THEY LINED UP at the alter of Dabo Swinney on Wednesday, one by one singing the praises of being a Christian as much as a Clemson Tiger. Like it or not, religion has become a part of college football recruiting, and Clemson appears to be at the forefront of the crusade.
Miami Hurricanes dispatch No. 7 Wake Forest
UM breathed life back into its season and ended a three-game losing skid with a blowout victory against seventh-ranked Wake Forest.
Clemson beats devil out of Duke : "When it was all over, when the roars had finally begun to die inside Littlejohn Coliseum on Wednesday night after 10th-ranked Clemson's shocking 74-47 victory over fourth-ranked Duke Wednesday night, the perspectives were as far apart as the final margin."
As predicted, UNC controls the ACC: "As long as Clemson remains in third place, or even tied with Duke and UNC, UNC would win the ACC's regular-season with a split with the Devils."
Like father, like son for UNC: "Punter C.J. Feagles was one of the last recruits to fax his letter of intent to North Carolina because he was in Hawaii with his father, New York Giants punter Jeff, for the NFL Pro Bowl."
Economy may have been factor in recruits' choices: "North Carolina coach Butch Davis credits his staff and the team's continued success for luring 15 in-state recruits, but he concedes decisions may have been influenced by the economy."
Rankings don't concern Pack's O'Brien: "N.C. State coach Tom O’Brien has little use for the national recruiting rankings."
In an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup featuring two mostly inexperienced teams, Boston College's Tyrese Rice proved to be the X-factor Virginia could not match. (Globe Correspondent, 12 a.m.)
BC lines up commitments on signing day
Frank Spaziani yesterday settled into the same spot he occupied roughly three weeks earlier, when he officially became head football coach at Boston College. He had spent hardly any time in his new office, instead jetting around the country to reassure recruits, sometimes visiting four cities in one day.