The Daily Roundup: Wednesday
From basketball to NFL?: "Greg Paulus hasn't played a down of college football, but the Duke basketball player worked out for the NFL's Green Bay Packers last week." This should be interesting.....
John Wall may be eligible for NBA draft: "NBA spokesman Tim Frank told Tom Ziller of fanhouse.com that if Wall applies for 2009 draft eligibility, the NBA will do its "due diligence to determine his eligibility.""
Curry invites Alabama youth recovering from cancer to come to New York with him for NFL Draft: "When linebacker Aaron Curry of Wake Forest realized that he would be one of nine players invited to the NFL." He better do something after that stunt he pulled in SI last week listing "North Carolina Basketball" as his favorite team. Class act....way to rub your fans and school's faces in it, Aaron
UM's Santana shuts down FAU, again: "Florida Atlantic University's frustration with playing the University of Miami in baseball continued Tuesday night. The Hurricanes used a strong pitching performance from Jason Santana to shut down the Owls 3-1 in front of 1,603 at Alex Rodriguez Park."
University of Miami tennis star follows family tradition: "UM's Julia Cohen, one of the top collegiate tennis players, is following a family tradition of champions."
UM splits doubleheader against Clemson: "The fifth-ranked University of Miami baseball team hit three home runs, and it held on to defeat Clemson 12-8 on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader in Clemson, S.C."
Matt Sanders' bat lifts Clemson past Miami Hurricanes: "Matt Sanders went 3 for 4 with a homer and four RBI to lead No. 20 Clemson to a 9-6 victory over No. 5 Miami on Sunday in Clemson, S.C."
Intruders breaching UM's local recruiting wall : "Cover your eyes Canes fans, or just turn away. What you are about to read might burn your eyes and cause your blood pressure to rise. Consider this your final warning. ..."
FSU series has evolved into real dislike : "Florida State and Miami are rivals when it comes to every sport. But there may not be more real hate involved in any of them moreso than in baseball. At least that's ..."
A chat with Kirby Hocutt & more : "Two weeks ago when the University of Miami was on the road in the NIT at Providence, I got a chance to catchup with athletic director Kirby Hocutt and pick his mind on a ..."
Ranking the state's top NFL draft prospects: "Though UM's streak of 14 consecutive NFL Drafts with at least one first-round pick will end, at least a half-dozen in-state players likely will be selected April 25-26. Sporting News draft analyst Russ Lande, an ex-Browns scout, ranked for us the top 10 in-state prospects and projected round:"
FSU's receiver Rod Owens suspended after DUI charge: "Florida State's already-depleted receiving corps took two more hits Monday, as senior Rod Owens was suspended indefinitely and the NCAA denied an extra year of eligibility for senior Corey Surrency."
Scouts: Hansbrough is still 1st-rounder - "North Carolina senior Tyler Hansbrough shouldn't worry too much about what pro scouts think of him."
Raiders work out Heyward-Bey
Professional wrestling helped change Hokie LB Jake Johnson: "Virginia Tech linebacker Jake Johnson shows off the large tattoos on his arms. The sophomore-to-be saw action in 11 games last season as a true freshman."
Tigers' big bats rip the Catamounts :"Jeff Schaus, Ben Paulsen, and Kyle Parker combined for nine hits and seven runs to lead Clemson to an 11-1 victory against Western Carolina in front of 1,249 fans at Hennon Stadium on Tuesday."
Clemson football: 5 issues to solve : "Dabo Swinney jokes he was so flustered with Clemson’s place-kickers early in spring practice that he nearly set up a table at the local grocery store to recruit more kickers." Gallery: Clemson spring game 2009
Check back on QB situation in 3 months :"It is premature to project Kyle Parker as the team’s starting quarterback come August, much less lock him into the spot. That’s not a vote for Willy Korn, either."
Baseball pregame: Clemson vs. Western Carolina : "Clemson (23-12) vs. Western Carolina (20-12) WHEN: 7 p.m. today, Hennon Stadium, Cullowhee, N.C.; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Clemson"