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Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr
30
2013

What should be the ACC’s top priority over the next 2-3 years?

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I’m on the road a good bit this week so posting for a few days will be limited and entries pretty short. That said one of the topics I’ve seen being asked since the ACC signed their GOR was what should be the priority the next couple of years? The GOR was great and certainly …

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Apr
29
2013

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere April 29, 2013.

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It’s been a little while since we’ve checked in with the ACC bloggers. We are going to resume Monday as our day to post this article. OK lets see what’s going on out there… How did Florida State lead the nation with 11 NFL Draft Picks? Let Tomahawknation tell you… With the SEC dominating the draft, …

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Apr
28
2013

So why did ESPN agree to a new TV deal and a likely conference network with the ACC?

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Plenty has been written the last few days about the ACC and their new GOR deal.  The reasons for the ACC doing this are obvious… to provide and prove the stability conference. Without ESPN though, I don’t believe a GOR is possible. As we’ve said, before the ACC schools all committed to a long term agreement, …

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Apr
27
2013

2013 NFL Draft illustrates what is right and wrong with the ACC.

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When you look at the NFL draft for the ACC it’s very telling. The ACC had the 2nd most NFL picks of any conference with 31. The SEC led the way with a whopping 63. For the ACC though that gives them the 2nd most NFL picks of any conference over the last 3 years, …

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Apr
26
2013

ACC Games in Europe… For or Against?

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Friday a story appeared on CBS Sportsline that the ACC is considering playing game in Europe.  My first reaction was WHUT THE? Then I remembered the Pac 12 was bouncing around the idea of playing in China, that Virginia and Oregon had already discussed the possibility of playing a football game Europe, and Notre Dame and …

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Apr
25
2013

Details emerge how John Swofford got Florida State to sign the Grant of Rights.

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On Monday we said it was time to give John Swofford his due in securing the ACC’s future.  Depending on who you ask either John Swofford pulled the proverbial rabbit out of hat that saved an ACC that was weeks from imploding or the other train of thought, and the one I believed,  that nobody was …

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Apr
24
2013

ACCDN previews ACC players in the 2013 NFL Draft.

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The NFL draft is this Thursday and to be honest with the ACC’s landmark GOR deal that I’ve blogged about, I haven’t been able to dig into this much. Thankfully the ACC’s Digital Network @theACCDN  has it covered. Off to the right side bar you scan scroll through NFL draft previews for several ACC players …

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Apr
24
2013

2013 All-ACC Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Team Announced

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Fresh off the presses from site contributor @HokieSmash…   2013 All-ACC Men’s Lacrosse Team Announced All four ACC programs represented on 2013 squad GREENSBORO, N.C. – Six student-athletes on the Tewaaraton Award watch list highlight this year’s All-ACC Men’s Lacrosse Team, as announced today by the conference office. The team is determined by a vote of …

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Apr
23
2013

Expansion is Dead – Self-Help Tips for the recovering Expansion Junkie.

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When the ACC announced it’s 15 new members had signed a Grant of Rights it sent shockwaves through college athletics. Just like that expansion died… ok maybe not, who can predict the future? Let’s just say for the time being it’s been severely stunted to the point we have a real problem on our hands. How do …

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Apr
22
2013

With a Grant of Rights in hand and the ACC’s future secure, it is time to give John Swofford his due.

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Monday it was announced the ACC’s 15 future schools had signed a Grant of Rights. This effectively ends any further discussion of an ACC team leaving for the duration of the ACC’s television contract that runs through 2027. You can find the official announcement at theACC.com.  For me as a fan of Georgia Tech and Clemson, …

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Apr
21
2013

Post Spring – College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2013.

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With only a  handful of spring games remaining across the country, I think its time to take a look at an early college football top 25. I can’t believe we are in the neighborhood of 4 months away from the college football season. It seems like an eternity. What’s better to do than some way …

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Apr
20
2013

How the finalized 5 game football scheduling agreement with Notre Dame benefits the ACC.

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On Friday the ACC released the future Notre Dame and ACC football schedule for the 2014-2016 seasons.   Wasn’t it only a few months ago that critics of the partial membership deal said Notre Dame would never agree to such a deal, or that the Irish would create their own schedule? Yea about that… Considering …

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Apr
19
2013

Kudos to the Boston and Watertown, MA Police Forces (and State, Local, and Federal Law Enforcement)

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CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody. — Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013 Not sure we could say this any better. USA!!!! USA!!! USA!!!

Apr
18
2013

Georgia Tech hosts football clinic for International Students – ( and it’s about freaking time. )

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Every once in awhile I’ll take a very personal interest in what I’m blogging about. When I saw on Georgia Tech’s official website that the Yellow Jackets were hosting a football clinic for International Students, I said it’s about freaking about time. Let me speak from personal experience, when I was at Georgia Tech, you …

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Apr
18
2013

Boston College, Wake Forest Spring Football Games to be Broadcast Live by the ACC Digital Network

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Thanks to @HokieSmash for sending this release. While this is not an earth shattering announcement, it is somewhat significant that the ACC continues to carry live sporting events on the digital network. The Spring games are something that should get reasonable viewership especially from Wake Forest and Boston College fanbases. Link: http://theacc.co/FB13SpringonACCDN GREENSBORO, NC – The ACC Digital Network, sponsored …

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Apr
16
2013

What April 16, 2007 Means To Me

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Good afternoon.  Hope you all are doing well. It’s hard for me to believe that it’s been six years since that fateful day when 32 students were tragically taken from the Virginia Tech community. I still remember where I was that day – I was at work in Washington, DC. We had CNN on at …

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