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Apr
22
2014

Alabama’s lucrative Learfield Media Rights Deal confirms what we thought about 3rd Tier Rights.

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Why am I bringing up something that’s two years old, and largely irrelevant to the current landscape of college athletics. The reason is because 2 years ago 3rd Tier TV rights discussions were all the rage. The ACC sold theirs away, and according to the mis-informed rumors of the day it would destroy the ACC. …

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Apr
22
2014

Highlights from the ACC’s release of their Men’s Basketball Conference Matchups for 2015-2016.

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Today the ACC released their conference matchups for 2015 and 2016. You can view the release at the ACC’s Site  and the PDF layout here. If you are an ACC basketball fan this looks very exciting. There are the traditional heavyweight matchups between Duke and UNC. Then you have the old and new ACC member matchups. …

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Apr
21
2014

Louisville signs mega apparel deal with Adidias – What it means for the ACC.

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Last week Louisville signed a 5 year $40 Million deal with Adidas. Their previous deal paid $2.55 Million a year. That’s an increase of of $5.45 Million per year for Louisville. @Hokiesmash and I ( @TalkinACCSports ) discussed this deal on our recent podcast and significance for the ACC. I want to go into a additional …

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Apr
20
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports talk Clemson’s Spring, Louisville’s apparel contract, the NBA draft and more ACC.

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@HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports are back with a special Easter ACC podcast. We hope you’ve had a fine Easter, and now are ready to listen to some ACC news and opinions. Even though basketball season has come to an end, there are still a lot of ACC topics to get into. We do have scheduling note for you… …

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Apr
19
2014

The ABC’s of the ACC (04/19/14)

This morning, beginning 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 of the Atlantic Coast Conference. While the main focus will be on the two main sports… football and men’s basketball, but all sports will be covered …

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Apr
19
2014

Ranking the ACC Football Coaches for 2014

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It’s the college football off-season so that’s the time for opinions galore on teams, players and of course coaches. We’ll be doing that during the course spring and summer starting with the coaches. Coming off the 2014 season who’s the ACC’s number 1 coach? This isn’t a career based ranking, though it’s not completely ignored …

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Apr
17
2014

Expect ACC to play an influential role as playoff era begins.

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Here is an interesting piece from CBSSportsline’s Dennis Dodd titled “Expect ACC to play an influential role as playoff era begins” that was written a couple of days ago. Dodds looks at where the ACC was 2 years ago and then at the conference’s promising future. It is fascinating to remember realignment-palooza of 2012. There were …

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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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