The Daily Roundup: Monday
Getting your mind right:
Why Not Celebrate Spiller's Decision to Stay?
David Steele of the Blatimore Sun: ACC basketball has returned to its old self
Teams honor Yow : "There were women's college basketball games played on Sunday in the Triangle and around the country, though clearly foremost on the minds of participants and observers were thoughts of Kay Yow."
DuPree: Yow was a true pioneer: "The word pioneer is thrown around a lot, especially in the realm of sports. A coach is credited for "pioneering" a certain offense or defense, usually after refining a system previously attempted by others without success. A player is a pioneer if he develops a pitch that hitters have difficulty connecting with, or if his golf swing changes the way many approach the game."
Steelers have fan in high place: "Team owner connects with Obama."
The conference headlines:
Caulton Tudor of the Raleigh News and Observer: 3 regional No. 1s for ACC?: "It's never happened, and the odds are still against it, but the ACC enters the final week of January with a legitimate chance to land three regional No. 1 seeds in the NCAA men's basketball tournament."
Lennox Rawlings of the Winston Salem Journal: Life's lessons willingly given -Yow met all challenges - even cancer - with perseverance
Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun: Terps' statement is wrong message
Which recruit will change schools at last minute?: "With signing day almost upon us, staff writer Sammy Batten wonders who will ‘pull a Hannah’ and change schools at the last minute?"
Earl Vaughan of the Fayettville Observer: Nixon named to Parade’s All-American team
BC 79, N.C. State 68 BC pulling for this stretch
BC hires Tranquill as new Offensive Coordinator: "Boston College football coach Frank Spaziani returned from a recruiting trip this morning and immediately began working on completing his staff. According to sources close..."
VIRGINIA TECH 88, UM MEN 83 (OT)
Va. Tech's Delaney torches Miami Hurricanes: "Malcolm Delaney scored a career-high 29 points, but it was his defense against UM's Jack McClinton that sealed the victory for Virginia Tech."
FSU 7-footer Alabi showcasing his talent: "After Saturday's 73-62 win at Virginia, Florida State senior guard Toney Douglas was asked how good he thought FSU center Solomon Alabi could be in another year or two."
Waiting game continues for FSU athletics »
Seminoles pummel Cavaliers »
Economic woes hit FSU athletics »
FSU picks up pace on defense vs. Virginia »
No. 1 isn't matter of fact for Duke : "There's nothing new about Duke being ranked No. 1, as the Blue Devils most certainly will be when The Associated Press poll comes out today. What is new, however, is how the Blue Devils feel about being there."
Zoubek shines vs. Terps : "Duke big man Brian Zoubek has played limited minutes against multiple opponents this season because, in the view of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, Zoubek often doesn't match up well against smaller teams." Kind of hard for him not to. We'll learn what we need to know about the Duke big man when he faces the bigs of Wake, Clemson, and UNC. If he holds steady, Duke could be playing for a National Title this year. If not.....Round of 16 (depending on the draw).
The Zero Hour: "The players already playing basketball for Wake Forest didn't know what to make of Jeff Teague.They had known quiet people...."
Clemson basketball: An open, shut case : "Sophomore guard Terrence Oglesby likened the past week’s message from Clemson’s coaches to when his parents caught him acting up."
Clemson basketball: The buzz : "Clemson coach Oliver Purnell had previously said he might play freshman center Catalin Baciu more because big men Raymond Sykes and Jerai Grant had struggled finishing around the basket."
Purnell eyeing more Booker, Baciu (and a late Stitt update)
Tracking the Terps: Where do the Terps go from here?
David Steele: Terps' Cameron catastrophe no joke; they were just that bad
Weekly UM recruiting roundup
Recruiting Report: Meet Terps RB recruit Caleb Porzel
FAVORS THE REAL DEAL : "The AJC's Mark Bradley checks out the state's best basketball player -- Tech commitment Derrick Favors of South Atlanta -- and comes away impressed"
Sizing up Clemson loss: "Ken Sugiura: A look at some of the keys in the Jackets' loss at Clemson."
Jackets plagued by turnovers in 0-5 conference start
Whipple announcement expected soon : "Mark Whipple answered his phone Saturday night in Philadelphia and told our Barry Jackson he was deciding whether or not he would take the vacant offensive coordinator ..."
Canes pick up 19th commitment : "BANKUNITED CENTER -- I'm here at the BUC for today's showdown with the Hokies. I've come to realize the courtside blogs don't get much attention. So, I've decided to ..."
Offensive coordinator wait continues : "The excitement surrounding the next football hire at the University of Miami reached the basketball court earlier today when coach Frank Haith opened his press ..."
Wins built on supporting players: "UM is a contender in the ACC this season with an offense that has revolved around more than just Jack McClinton."
Canes already are counting on 18 early commitments: "With less than two weeks before National Signing Day, the Hurricanes still have nine scholarships to offer."
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