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Jul
24
2016

2016 PGA Championship Preview: The Top 10 Contenders.

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The final major of the year is upon us. The PGA Championship is being played only 2 weeks after the British Open because of the Olympics this year. We’re headed to the famed Baltursol Golf course in New Jersey. 1. Dustin Johnson  Dustin Johnson has had 4 straight top 10 Major Finishes and he won …

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Jul
23
2016

Top 10 Cornerbacks in the NCAA for 2016

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Here’s the latest installation of the Top 10 rankings by position, this time it’s the cornerbacks!  Check out the top 10, feedback is welcome, be sure to check out the other top 10 rankings I’ve compiled as well. Links are below. Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends  | Defensive Ends | Defensive Tackles | Inside Linebackers  | Outside Linebackers | Safeties Top 10 Cornerbacks …

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Jul
23
2016

Top 10 Safeties in the NCAA for 2016

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Here’s the latest installation of the Top 10 rankings by position, this time it’s the safeties!  Check out the top 10, feedback is welcome, be sure to check out the other top 10 rankings I’ve compiled as well. Links are below. Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends  | Defensive Ends | Defensive Tackles | Inside Linebackers  | Outside Linebackers | Cornerbacks Top 10 Safeties …

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Jul
22
2016

Louisville trying to catch Clemson and Florida State.

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Just a short post for tonight. With ACC Media days coming to a close today, Florida State and Clemson took center stage. Thursday it was about the ACC Network, and today it was back to talking about the ACC’s National Title contenders Florida State and Clemson. We know what FSU and Clemson bring, but an …

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Jul
21
2016

ACC’s Official Network Announcement solidifies conference’s future and John Swofford’s legacy.

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Thursday it became official. The ACC Network is coming. A Grant of Rights is signed between conference members through the 2035-2036 season. Not that there was any real concern about the ACC as a stable conference, but until the Network became official there was a sliver doubt especially as we got into the 2020s. Here …

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Jul
19
2016

Which members of the media did the best job predicting the ACC Network happening?

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With Monday’s announcement of an ACC Network, let’s give credit to the members that I thought did the best predicting the ACC Network would occur. These were the folks, that when the topic of the ACC Network came up we listened to and trusted their opinion. Funny so many random bloggers and twitter accounts that …

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Jul
19
2016

How to watch and get coverage of ACC Media Days.

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ACC Football Media Days start Thursday July 21st. With the ACC’s football resurgence of the last several years, these are a lot more fun than it years ago when the ACC spent two days trying to explain how they lost again in a BCS game.  Those days are long gone. We should get details on …

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Jul
19
2016

Podcast – @Hokiesmash and @TalkinACCSports preview 2016 BC Football and talk ACC Network with @JoeMicik

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@Hokiesmash and I (@TalkinACCSports ) are previewing the 2016 NC State football team in this podcast. We talk with @JoeMicik a Boston College graduate. We really appreciate @JoeMicik joining us! To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. In addition you can subscribe to the Podcast on ITUNES to get the quickest updates! You can also find …

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Jul
18
2016

ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reports on new ACC Network / ESPN deal.

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ACC Network news is blowing up the internet. ESPN’s @McMurphyESPN  summarizes the entire deal. http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/17102933/acc-espn-agree-20-year-rights-deal-lead-2019-launch-acc-network Initially I was slightly disappointed that the launch date was in 2019 and not 2017 or 2018 as I expected, but that the ACC will launch a digital service as early as August softened the blow. As we’ve said on the …

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Jul
18
2016

The News&Observer reports an ACC Network Announcement could come within a week.

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Following the recent article by @DavidTeelatDP that the ACC Network could be announced sometime during the month of July, The News&Observer is reporting the the same. After six years of deliberation and discussion, the ACC is close to an updated television deal with ESPN that will include the long-awaited ACC cable channel as well as innovative “over-the-top” …

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Jul
17
2016

Auburn and Alabama football : 7 combined arrests in 2016 – Zero Suspensions, Zero Games missed

Alabama

You would think that after what happened at Baylor this summer, that discipline in college football would be at an all time high in severity. Now please don’t confuse crimes committed at Baylor with seven arrested players in 2016 at Alabama and Auburn. The sexual assault case at Baylor is beyond tragic. The Alabama and …

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Jul
17
2016

End the Violence and Keep the Peace

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Good evening – going to a concert tonight – just want to put out a brief message that I think everyone can agree on.  In fact, my friend, Levar Stoney says it better than I can: Disturbing week. No matter who you are, you deserve to come home to your family at the end of …

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Jul
17
2016

Final Thoughts on the 2016 British Open : Henrik Stenson out duels Phil Mickelson to win his first major.

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What a performance by Swede Henrik Stenson to win his first major, and the first male player to ever win a major from Sweden. Outside of Mickelson, Stenson blew the field away with a clinic of ball striking and putting. Stenson has been a fixture in the world’s top 10 for years, and has contended …

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Jul
16
2016

Ranking the 5 best Cornerbacks in the ACC for 2016.

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Previous and Upcoming Rankings Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Offensive Linemen  | Tight Ends | Defensive Linemen | Linebackers  | Safeties | Special Teams 1) Cordrea Tankersley, Clemson Cordrea Tankersley was a 3rd team All-ACC last year. With the departure of Mackensie Alexander, Tankersley will take on the role of shutdown corner for the Clemson Tigers. At 6-1, 195 Lbs, Tankersley has good size, and …

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Jul
16
2016

July 16, 2016 : Behind enemy lines – Checking in on recent/future ACC OOC opponents.

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Its Pokemon crazy on twitter this week with the rivals to the ACC! Side note – If you are not familiar with Pokemon go, it is an app for your phone.  As you walk around with your cell phone you may encounter Pokemon characters that you can capture for your collection.  A pokestop is where …

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Jul
14
2016

Around the #ACC Blogosphere – July 14, 2016

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Good morning, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fans.  Hope you are doing well.  Let’s go around the blogosphere – and check what is going on in #ACC country (this is a rare second edition). First, SBN Wake Forest sports blog, Blogger So Dear, reflects on the retirement of Tim Duncan, Demon Deacon alum. Tim is perhaps the …

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