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Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr
15
2013

Thoughts and prayers for Boston.

I had an article planned to for today, but in light of the tragedy in Boston today, let me just offer thoughts and prayers for the people there. Just a sad day… There will be plenty of time for sports blogging.

Apr
14
2013

Final Thoughts on the 2013 Masters: Adam Scott wins one for Australia

Looks like I was a year too early saying Adam Scott could win the Masters.  For Australian golf fans who suffered through Greg Norman’s near misses at Augusta, this has been a long time coming for Australia and Adam Scott. Scott has long been considered to have one of the finest swings in golf. Today he …

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Apr
14
2013

Released ESPN SEC Network details provide blueprint for possible ACC Network.

Most of us knew already that an SEC Network backed by ESPN was coming in the fall of 2014. That was common knowledge. What we didn’t know exactly were the details of the network. Recently there was a release by the SportsBusinessDaily that went into the specifics on the joint venture by the SEC and …

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Apr
11
2013

SportingNews calls Clemson’s Dabo Swinney the ACC’s top coach.

Remember when Dabo Swinney was an ACC punchline for his apparent lack of coaching ability? Even now there are some critics that will claim that Swinney is a good recruiter surrounded by solid assistants and nothing more. Don’t say that to SportingNews. They rank the ACC’s coaches, and Dabo Swinney tops the list.  Georgia Tech’s …

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Apr
10
2013

20 Years of menus from the Masters Champions Dinner

With the Master’s this week, I received a very timely article from Roger Kethcart. You ever wonder what’s being served at the Masters Champions Dinner? Here’s the past 20 year’s in pictures. Enjoy! Pass the Gravy – Mashed Potatoes Served at Masters Champions Dinner By Roger Kethcart On Tuesday night Masters winners of yesteryear gathered ’round for …

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Apr
10
2013

2013 Frozen Four Twitter Panel

Greetings to all you college hockey fans!!  As my site manager, @TalkinACCSports says, we love the Atlantic Coast Conference – but we also love most college sports.  I’m up here in Pittsburgh, PA this week for the 2013 Frozen Four (e.g. the NCAA Men’s Division One Ice Hockey Final Four).  On April 11, 2013, the …

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Apr
09
2013

Way too Absurdly Early Pre-Season College Basketball Rankings for 2013-2014.

Louisville is your 2013 National Champions, so obviously the question is who will win the 2014 National Title. First let me say I went to the National Title game Monday, and it was well worth the 2 hour drive from South Carolina to attend. It was a fantastic game, though my Michigan grad buddy, left …

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Apr
07
2013

2013 Masters Preview: The Top 10 Contenders.

If you’ve read the blog in the past, you know we’ll preview golf’s four majors. It’s that time again. The Master’s is this weekend. I was in Augusta this Saturday weekend, there were already people already  lining Washington Rd. with “need tickets” signs… 5 days before the tournament starts. Have you ever seen that at …

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Apr
07
2013

Final Four lives up to hype, and now Louisville and Michigan play for it all.

Just a few short thoughts on the Final Four Saturday… Now that was fun wasn’t it? So many years the NCAA tournament has been a wild and thrilling event only to have the Final 4 be a snooze fest. Saturday it was wasn’t. Louisville and Michigan got everything they could handle from Wichita State and Syracuse in …

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Apr
05
2013

Which Final 4 Team will win the National Championship?

On the eve of the Final 4, who’s going to win it all? That sounds like a good poll question. I’m sticking with the team I picked in just about every bracket I filled out, and that’s Louisville. I love their backcourt with Peyton Siva and Russ Smith. Of course Rick Pitino is the man …

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Apr
04
2013

Learning about the past, present, and future of Louisville Cardinal’s athletics from one of their own – Mr. Kevin Skaggs.

If you’re like me, you’ve been watching the athletic success of the Louisville Cardinal’s this with amazement. BCS wins, Final 4’s you name it. How is this current Big East and future ACC school doing what the mega budgets of Texas, Ohio State, and others like them cannot? I wanted to know more about what’s …

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Apr
02
2013

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere April 2, 2013.

We’ve returned from hiatus! Articles from around the ACC Blogoshere is back after a couple of weeks off. Basketball season is drawing to a close, as we move into Spring Practice. If you take a look at the bottom right of the blog under favorite sites and blogs, you’ll see some cleanup and some new …

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Apr
01
2013

ACC misses Final 4 for the 3rd straight year. Why? Backcourts must get better.

Following a strong bowl season where the ACC went 4-2 highlighted by wins in the Orange Bowl by Florida State and victories over LSU and USC by Clemson and Georgia Tech, the ACC looked to carry the momentum into college basketball’s post-season. It didn’t quite happen as for the 3rd straight year the ACC didn’t …

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