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Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec
31
2012

ACC Bubble Analysis for December 31, 2012

The last ACC bubble analysis of 2012… Just before conference play begins. I’m posting early since I’ll be in the road most of the day, so enjoy… Who’s in and who’s out? In my ranking system, any RPI top (100) win is a good win and any RPI top (50) obviously worth more. Any losses …

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Dec
30
2012

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere December 30, 2012.

Lots going on out there… We have bowl games. We have teams positioning themselves for March already. What do the ACC bloggers have to say about it? ShakintheSouthland doesn’t have much confidence in a Clemson victory Monday night. I’d say that’s still due to South Carolina scarring and a very good LSU opponent upcoming… What’s …

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Dec
30
2012

Just how weak is this year’s NCAA bubble heading into conference play?

As we’ve been doing our ACC bubble analysis each week, I’m still contending that that ACC should get at least 5 NCAA bids and possibly 6 due to a very weak group of bubble teams. Is it likely? I would say the chances are not high, that a team beyond Duke, NC State, Miami, Maryland, UNC …

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Dec
28
2012

Virginia Tech shows heart and guts in Russell Athletic Bowl win, but offensive issues need to be resolved.

Friday night the Virginia Tech Hokies pulled out an ugly 13-10 Russell Athletic Bowl win over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. First off if you are a Virginia Tech Hokie player, coach, or fan, you don’t have to apologize for anything. Was the win a thing of beauty? Nope not at all, but the bottom line …

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Dec
27
2012

Duke snatches defeat from the jaws of bowl victory.

With about 90 seconds left, and Duke is inside Cincinnati’s 5 yard line. Sean Renfree was carving up the Bearcats’s defense like a holiday ham. The Blue Devils were either going to be a minute away from their first bowl victory with a FG 3 point lead or a TD lead, but wow they fumbled for …

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Dec
25
2012

Some Christmas giving by Duke and Virginia Tech players.

Great story from StarNewsOnline on a couple of Duke and Virginia Tech players with some Christmas Spirit.  Merry Christmas everyone!

Dec
24
2012

ACC Bubble Analysis for December 24, 2012

Well I hope you are enjoying Christmas Eve everyone! Got a quick post for you as we check in on the NCAA bubble before the Holidays. For all the people calling it a down year in the ACC, the ACC sits at 3rd in conference RPI, just behind the Mountain West and number 1 Big …

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Dec
23
2012

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere December 23, 2012.

Two days before Christmas, and let’s see what’s happening around the ACC Blogoshphere. Georgia Tech blog FromtheRumbleSeat puts together a fairly positive retrospective  of outgoing QB Tevin Washington.  For me Washington was a decent QB who was not athletically gifted which resulted in a lot of 5 yard runs that should have been 15 yard runs. Washington …

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Dec
22
2012

Boise State: From lovable underdog, to cutthroat mercenary.

Remember when Boise St was everybody’s favorite non-BCS team? The little team that could. They beat Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl and everybody cheered. They’d beat the Oregons, the Virginia Techs, and the Georgias of the world, and they earned our respect. Their coach Chris Peterson stayed at Boise St., and we liked that too. …

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Dec
22
2012

Networks see decline in College Football viewership, well unless you had Notre Dame.

Sometimes it seems college football can’t be stopped. It will just keep making more and more money and more and more people will keep watching, or will they? I was surprised to this article from the SportsBusinessDaily, that showed a decline across the board in college football televsion ratings.  To reveal the power of the …

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Dec
20
2012

Basketball : The ACC’s hidden potential revenue generator.

Before we begin, let me say I’m not going to try and convince anyone that the money produced from basketball will approach what football can do. That’s simply not going to happen anymore. Football is the top revenue generator in college athletics, and that’s not going to change anytime soon if ever. That said there …

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Dec
18
2012

So who wins the national championship Notre Dame or Alabama?

Looks a good poll question to me… Simple question Who’s going to win the national championship Notre Dame or Alabama? I know alot people don’t give Notre Dame much of a chance, but I think the Irish have a shot because of their physicality on defense. I don’t expect Bama to have that much success moving the …

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Dec
17
2012

ACC Bubble Analysis for December 17, 2012

Not a lot of movement this week with the lack of games, but the Duke Blue Devils do move to top of both the AP and Coaches polls after Indiana’s loss. In my ranking system, any RPI top (100) win is a good win and any RPI top (50) obviously worth more. Any losses outside …

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Dec
16
2012

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere December 16, 2012.

It was exam week for most of the ACC schools, so not a heavy week of ACC games. The ACC bloggers still have bowl games, and the ACC basketball conference basketball games upcoming. Let’s check out what they have to say about that. A poignant piece by DukeSportsBlog put sports into perspective following the horrible tragedy in …

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Dec
15
2012

A Message from President DeGioia Regarding Developments in the Big East Conference

Oh boy where will realignment lead us…. Press release from Georgetown President, John J. DeGioia. To the Members of the Georgetown Community, I am writing to share with you recent developments in the Big East Conference, of which Georgetown has been a member since the conference’s founding in 1979. Earlier today, presidents representing seven Big …

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Dec
15
2012

Keep an eye on Miami Hurricanes basketball.

Do you know Miami is 4-0 since the return of Durand Scott? They defeated a 9-0 UNC-Charlotte team Friday. I’m telling you I think the Canes could be right there with NC State and Maryland battling for 2nd place in the ACC. I like this team and Jim Larranaga is a solid coach. Check out …

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