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Apr
15
2014

Is Duke’s Jabari Parker going to turn pro?

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We will find out very soon if Duke is going to be the consensus number 1 ranked basketball team going into the 2014 season. Why? That’s when we find if Duke’s Jabari Parker will turn pro or return for his sophomore season. The list of underclassmen leaving is a long one, and there’s plenty of …

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Apr
14
2014

Is an ACC Network announcement on hold or is it actually on schedule?

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We heard about first rumblings about the possibility of an ACC network back in the Summer of the 2012. In November of 2012 it appeared the ACC was in the exploratory phases with ESPN according to Duke AD Kevin White.  . Then the ACC signed it’s GOR in April of last year, and it an …

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Apr
13
2014

Final Thoughts on the 2014 Masters: Bubba Watson wins his 2nd Masters to join elite company.

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Bubba Watson won his 2nd Masters and in the process, joined all kinds of elite company. He is now a 2-Time Masters Champion, and 2-Time Major Winner. Watson is one of only 78 Multiple Major winners in the history of golf, and one only 17 golfers to win the Masters more than once. This is …

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Apr
12
2014

Predicting The Top NBA Draft Picks

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This is a guest post by Ron Leyba - @NBAFantasyInfo on Twitter as he takes a look at who could be some of the NBA’s top draft picks this year. Thanks to Ron for contributing! We’ll see if Jabari Parker turns pro. He seems to be going back and forth on that decision. The NBA world has …

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Apr
12
2014

The ABC’s of the ACC (04/12/14)

This morning, at 10:00 a.m. EST, through CLNSRadio will air the new podcast called the “ABC’s of the ACC”, a show that will dive deep into the sports in the Atlantic Coast Conference. While the main focus will be on the two main sports… football and men’s basketall, but all sports will be covered during …

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Apr
10
2014

A bunch of way too really absurdly early college basketball rankings for 2014-2015.

NCAA Championship Game: Butler v Duke

After Connecticut beat Kentucky to win the men’s basketball title on Monday night, before the evening was over there were already pre-season polls coming out for next years basketball season. Sounds kind of crazy, but still they make for interesting discussions. From an ACC point of view, it was a bit premature to call the …

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Apr
08
2014

Should a Power 5 Conference consider Connecticut as an expansion candidate?

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Monday night the Connecticut Huskies men’s basketball team won their 4th national championship since 1999. That’s more national titles than the Big 10 conference has won in the 4 biggest collegiate sports – Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Football, and Baseball combined. There was the 2002 National Title in Football for Ohio State, and the 2000 …

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Apr
08
2014

2014 Masters Preview: The Top 10 Contenders.

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If you’ve read the blog in the past, you know we’ll take a peek at  golf from once in awhile, especially when it’s time for one of the four majors.  The Master’s is this week, but one major star will not be playing. Tiger Woods, due to a recent a back surgery, will not be …

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Apr
06
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports talk Frozen Four with @SoaringToGlory and @WillsWorldMN.

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My podcast co-host @HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports have a special treat for you tonight. Our friend @HokieSmash is a big fan of college hockey, and he’s brought on a couple of our favorite guests Boston College Blogger @SoaringtoGlory whose site is SoaringtoGlory and @WillWorldsMN who is a contributor to the fine ACC site SCACCHoops.com. They join to discuss the upcoming Frozen Four. For me …

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Apr
04
2014

Rating the 3 recent basketball hires of Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and Boston College.

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Three struggling ACC basketball programs hired new basketball coaches in the last few weeks. Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and Boston College are looking to turn things around. Does it look like they did? Let’s go through each one… Virginia Tech – Buzz Williams Let me just come out and say it right off, I love …

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Apr
03
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports talk BC hire, ACC Basketball, and ACC Spring Football with @SoaringToGlory

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My podcast co-host @HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports had plenty of ground to cover this week in the ACC. Boston College just made a new coaching hire, and Boston College blogger @SoaringtoGlory joined us on the podcast to discuss it. We appreciate @SoaringtoGlory coming on such short notice. To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. You can also find …

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Apr
01
2014

Document details NCAA Rules the Power 5 Conference would like amended or changed.

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Short post for tonight, but here’s something interesting from CBSSportsLine. It is a document detailing NCAA rules the Power 5 conferences would like to see changed or amended.   When I read this, I thought these actually seem like reasonable requests. I would recommend taking a look at the proposals. It’s a good read. I don’t …

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Mar
31
2014

NIT run for Clemson and Florida State could lead to bigger things in the future.

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Count me in the camp that says making NCAA tournament is better than anything that can in the NIT tournament. You can also count me in the camp that say the NIT is still a very meaningful tournament and can lead to bigger things in the future. In 2006 the NIT had their selection process …

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Mar
30
2014

How surprised should we be with a Final 4 of Florida, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and Kentucky?

NCAA Championship Game: Butler v Duke

I wish I could say I knew this would be the Final 4, but if you looked at any of my brackets you’d know only Florida was a team that I had penciled in the Final 4. In my office pool nobody got more than 2 teams in the Final 4, Florida and the couple …

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Mar
30
2014

Pushing the Envelope (03/30/2014)

It is Sunday, so you know it is once again time for another episode of “Pushing the Envelope”. As I have said before the podcast will air each and every Sunday on CLNSRadio, and can also be heard by going to BlogTalkRadio starting at 10:00 a.m. EST. And if you can not catch the show …

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