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Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep
13
2012

How an 8 game conference schedule and the upcoming playoffs can help nudge Notre Dame into full ACC membership.

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It wasn’t but two weeks ago I was writing that neutral site games were the wave of the future due to conferences adopting the 9 game conference schedule. Things can quickly change. When the ACC and Notre Dame agreed to the Irish joining the ACC in all sports but football, it was a game changer. Notre Dame treasures it’s independence, but …

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Sep
12
2012

Gut reaction to Notre Dame joining the ACC as a partial member.

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Big news today for the ACC and Notre Dame… The Fighting Irish are joining in all sports expect football. The Irish will play 5 games against ACC opponents. Here’s is my quick gut reaction to the news. I am cautiously for the move. It is obvious it would have been better if Notre Dame had …

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Sep
10
2012

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere September 10, 2012.

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Two weeks into the season and how are the ACC Blogger’s seeing the season shaping up? As I wrote yesterday on my blog, the ACC is off to a respectable non-conference start to football season. It seems others are starting to take notice. Florida State blog Tomahawknation wrote “ACC Meeting expectations in 2012″.   This wasn’t from …

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Sep
09
2012

ACC Week 2 awards: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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The Good: Slowly Gaining Respect. Let’s face it the ACC has a long way to go before changing their national football perception. Years of poor performances in BCS games, and the lack of a nationally elite team for over decade will do that. With that said, there are subtle signs the tide may be slowly …

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Sep
09
2012

Louisiana-Monroe shocker over Arkansas reminds us, what’s good about College Football.

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There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned college football mega upset. The Appalachian St over Michigan type stuff. Tonight was one of those nights. Lousisan Monroe, a 30 point underdog, went to Little Rock, Arkansas, to face the top 10 ranked Arkansas Razorbacks. Now I couldn’t tell you the name of one ULM player. All I know, is …

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Sep
08
2012

Looking at the ACC in Week 2

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Just a short post for tonight… Last week with Clemson playing Auburn and NC State battling Tennessee, you may have thought that they were the only big out of conference games for the ACC in the early part of the season. Not so Saturday has several nice matchups of ACC teams taking on good OOC …

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Sep
05
2012

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere September 5, 2012.

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The first week of college football is in the books. It was a mixed bag for the ACC. Clemson took care of the Auburn Tigers in the Georgia Dome. Virginia Tech got a leg up in the ACC Coastal with a win over Georgia Tech. The downside was NC State. The Wolfpack were a big …

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Sep
04
2012

ACC Week 1 awards: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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Week 1 in the ACC is the books, so that means a return to weekly series the Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the ACC. The Good: What Orange Bowl?  The Clemson Tigers sent several messages in week 1, but the most important one was the Orange Bowl debacle is history. When you beat …

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Sep
02
2012

Neutral site college football games will be the wave of the future.

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There was something I ran across earlier this weekend that I wanted to talk about. There’s been concern with several conferences upcoming 9 game conference schedules, that some teams will lose flexibility in scheduling OOC opponents. I believe most if not all major conferences will end up with this. In particular in the ACC schools like Georgia …

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Sep
02
2012

The Clemson Tigers answer questions with win over Auburn.

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Let me go all Clemson fan on you for a minute. I have this Clemson shirt with a Danny Ford signature. My wife and I gave it to my Father in Law but it was too big for him. I ended up with the shirt and now the shirt has gone 9-0 in Clemson events …

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