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Apr
18
2015

The #ACC Performance in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup (Final Winter Update)

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Good morning, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) sports fans!! We’ve reported here in the past on the ACC’s performance in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup honors institutions maintaining broad-based athletics programs success in many sports (including male and female sports). The Directors’ Cup, founded by the National Association of College Directors …

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Apr
17
2015

NBA: Eastern Conference Playoffs Preview

#1 Atlanta Hawks vs. #8 Brooklyn Nets Season Series: 4-0 Hawks The Atlanta Hawks stayed consistent the whole season, starting and finishing #1 atop the Eastern Conference, no small feat. However, now is not the time to celebrate, as this Brooklyn team isn’t one to take lightly. The Brooklyn Nets could be a difficult obstacle …

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Apr
17
2015

NBA: Western Conference Playoffs Preview

#1 Golden State Warriors vs. #8 New Orleans Pelicans Season Series: 3-1 Warriors The Golden State Warriors finished the season with the best record in the NBA (67-15) and enter the NBA Playoffs as early favorites to win the title. With home court advantage on their side, its hard to pick against the Warriors who …

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Apr
16
2015

ACC Weekly Baseball Roundup – April 16, 2015

Irish Chop Seminoles: Before losing to Toledo on Wednesday, Notre Dame extended its winning streak to eight games by sweeping the Florida State Seminoles. The Irish held Florida State to four runs over the course of the weekend in South Bend, dominating the series. So what does this mean for the Atlantic Division? Firstly, Louisville …

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Apr
16
2015

NBA: Who’s the MVP?

With the NBA season coming to a conclusion, I figured I’d try my hand at reviewing the Top 5 MVP candidates. 1. Steph Curry 23.8 ppg, 7.7 apg, 4.3 rpg, 2.0 spg, 48.7% FG, 44.3% 3-pt It has been another memorable season for the Golden State Warriors and the young Steph Curry. Steph Curry leads …

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Apr
14
2015

Around the #ACC Blogosphere for April 14, 2015

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Greetings, Atlantic Coast Conference sports fans – I’m going to steal a page out of Jeff’s (@TalkinACCSports) book this afternoon –  and give you all a look from our ACC blogger friends (you’ll notice a lot of spring football in these posts from now – Jeff and I are really looking forward to the upcoming …

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Apr
13
2015

4 Possible Reasons why the ACC was behind Championship Game Deregulation.

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A few days ago it was announced that deregulation of conference championship games is expected to pass by 2016.  The ACC and the Big 12  joined forces in pushing this legislation. While the Big 12′s reasons for this seem obvious – They can have a championship game with only 10 conference teams, instead of the current …

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Apr
13
2015

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports talk Georgia Tech, the ACC, and the possibility of an ACC Network with @WesDurham

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@Hokiesmash and I (@TalkinACCSports ) have a real treat for you in this podcast. This week Wes Durham voice of the Atlanta Falcons, a Fox Sports Announcer for the ACC joins us. He was also the former Play by play announcer of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. We were privileged to have @WesDurham talk ACC and …

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Apr
12
2015

Final Thoughts on the 2015 Masters: With Masters win is Jordan Spieth the new face of American Golf?

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  Anytime you can match something Tigers Woods did in a major you’ve accomplished something. 21 year Jordan Spieth tied Tiger Woods’s -18 Masters scoring record set in 1997 with an electric performance that parallels what Woods did as a 21 year old. Both were 21 years old when they won their first Major, a …

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Apr
11
2015

The #ACC Performance in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup (2nd Winter Update)

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Good morning, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) sports fans!! Many of you might not have heard of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. It is an award that honors institutions maintaining broad-based athletics programs success in many sports (including male and female sports). The Directors’ Cup, founded by the National Association of College Directors of Athletics and …

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Apr
10
2015

Comparing Mike Krzyzewski and John Wooden.

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After Mike Krzyzewski won his 5th national title on Monday, the inevitable comparisons to the college basketball coach considered the greatest of all time John Wooden. Before we get into that comparison though, I think we can safely say that Krzyzewski and Wooden stand alone together at the top of the pantheon of college basketball. Krzyzewski has …

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Apr
09
2015

Around the #ACC Blogosphere for April 9, 2015

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Greetings, Atlantic Coast Conference sports fans – I’m going to steal a page out of Jeff’s (@TalkinACCSports) book tonight and give a look from ACC bloggers. Here.  We.  Go. @TheUVAFool drops some odds in a blog post (via Bovada) on who will win the 2015-16 men’s college basketball title – Vegas seems to like the …

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Apr
08
2015

ACC Baseball Weekly Roundup – April 8, 2015

Opening Day: While the college season has been going strong since mid-February, the Major League Baseball season opened Sunday night, with most teams playing their first games on Monday. A couple of ACC products put in strong efforts to start the season. Miami’s Jon Jay opened the ACC’s ledger on the season, batting 2-for-4 with a …

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Apr
07
2015

Led by the Duke Blue Devils the ACC is again the nation’s top basketball conference.

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The ACC has always been historically known for it’s basketball. That is without debate. Each season there were a bunch of top 25 teams, with near annual runs to the Final 4 and national title game. Even with the Big East becoming an elite basketball conference in the 1980s, the ACC still challenged for the …

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Apr
07
2015

CBS Sports Way Ridiculous Early Look at 2015-16 Men’s College Basketball Preseason Top 25

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Good evening, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) sports fans. Gary Parrish, CBSSports.com national men’s college basketball insider, has “a ridiculously early look” at the 2015-16 Men’s College Basketball Preseason Top 25 poll. And there’s a lot of good news for the ACC (from the early look at this top 25, Hoos coming in at #1 – …

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Apr
06
2015

The Duke Blue Devils are the Kings of College Basketball in 2015.

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I’ll have a lot say over the next few days about Duke’s national championship win over Wisconsin, but for now Congratulations to the Duke Blue Devils and their fans. Mike Krzyzewski coached a masterpiece in the 2nd half. With Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow in foul trouble, Krzyzewski substituted brilliantly with Grayson Allen and Amile Jefferson. Allen …

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