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Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb
28
2014

ESPN Launches a Digital ACC Channel, and no it doesn’t hinder the possibility of an ACC Cable Network.

On Thursday, ESPN announced that over a dozen conference channels will be available on WatchESPN.  That announcement included the ACC and several other conferences. It did not include the Pac 12, Big 12, SEC, or Big 10. There were those that spun the story into a negative for the ACC. Oh this is ESPN’s ACC Network …

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Feb
27
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports talk the ACC Bubble picture and more on ACC Basketball.

@HokieSmash and I ( @TalkinACCSports ) are talking some ACC basketball tonight, and we are talking about ACC Bubbles. Who’s in Who’s out… To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. In this order, these are topics  @HokieSmash and I ( @TalkinACCSports )  covered on this podcast. A look back at Syracuse\Duke and “The Call” …

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Feb
25
2014

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere February 25, 2014.

ACC Basketball is in the homestretch, and it’s been a fun year especially at the top of the conference. What do the ACC Bloggers have to say about things? What’s one of the biggest factors in UNC’s 9 game winning streak? TarHeelFanBlog says it’s Marcus Paige’s play in the 2nd half of games. Syracuse blog …

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Feb
24
2014

ACC Football Championship Game to Remain in Charlotte, NC

Here’s the press release for the ACC’s announcement of Charlotte as the home of the ACCCG through the year 2019 sent to me from our friend @HokieSmash. Personally I think this is a good move by the ACC. I’ve been to the last three ACC Championship Games in Charlotte, and to one in Jacksonville, Fla. …

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Feb
23
2014

ACC Bubble Analysis for February 23, 2014

ACC basketball is fun to watch again. Elite Teams, bubble madness, Hall of Fame Coaches battling, tons of media coverage… It’s what John Swofford always dreamed of. Now about those bubble teams… 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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Feb
23
2014

Jim Boeheim deserves an ESPY or something

Head coach Jim Boeheim is a lot smarter than I thought. The loss that his Syracuse squad took against their new rivals Duke is something that lasted forty minutes. Nothing more or less. But the tantrum that the head man of the programs showed during the last seconds of the game will last quite longer. …

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Feb
23
2014

Pushing the Envelope (02/23/2014)

It is Sunday, so you know it is once again time for another episode of “Pushing the Envelope”. As I have said before the podcast will air each and every Sunday on CLNSRadio, and can also be heard by going to BlogTalkRadio starting at 10:00 a.m. EST. And if you can not catch the show …

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Feb
23
2014

The ACC has become College Basketball’s most compelling conference.

When you the read the title of this post, notice I didn’t say the best conference. The Big 12 and Big 10 might actually be deeper, but is there a more compelling conference in the country right now than the ACC? Pat Forde of Yahoo sports says the ACC is the hottest conference going. ESPN …

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Feb
22
2014

Looking back at the special guests of the ACC Weekly Podcast with @TalkinACCSports and @HokieSmash

Back in August 2013, @HokieSmash and I ( @TalkinACCSports ) were asked by @RyneHancock19 if we’d be interested in having an ACC podcast partnered with Road Warriors Radio. It sounded like a good idea, and we’ve had a lot of fun doing it. We’ve a lot of great guests, and we just wanted to take a look back at …

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Feb
21
2014

Did North Carolina fans overdo their celebrations after defeating Duke? Absolutely not.

Thursday night the North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the #5 ranked Duke Blue Devils 74-66. It’s college basketball’s best rivalry. It’s a huge game, no question about it. When it was over North Carolina fans rushed the court. After that, about 10,000 North Carolina fans rushed Franklin St.  It was a giant party, and Heel’s fans were …

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Feb
21
2014

The ACC should thank BC & UNC

If you are a fan of the Atlantic Coast Conference, or love college basketball as a whole, the past twenty-four hours might just have been the best thing that this new and bigger conference could have given you. First, one of the bottom programs of the ACC, Boston College, going into the Carrier Dome and …

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Feb
20
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports talk ESPN’s ACC Basketball coverage and more on ACC Basketball.

@HokieSmash and I ( @TalkinACCSports ) had a lot of ground to cover in this podcast. ACC basketball might not be the best top to bottom conference, but it’s clear it has become the country’s most compelling conference. Just ask Yahoo Sports how the ACC has become the hottest conference around. To download the audio …

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Feb
19
2014

ACC Basketball Tournament: Week in review (02/19/14)

Last week I posted about the top eight seeds in the Atlantic Coast Conference, where they stood in their standings right now, and where I saw them seeded come post season. After six days, as well as several games for each squad, let’s check out how each of them is doing. And of course I …

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Feb
18
2014

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere February 18, 2014.

We are getting into late February, that’s when your basketball team better get going for the stretch run… What do the ACC bloggers have for us? The North Carolina Tar Heels are one one team getting hot at the right time. TarHeelFanBlog called the win at FSU gutty and resilient.  I agree especially with James Michael …

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Feb
17
2014

Where are the students at College Football Games?

Interesting piece from ESPN about the dwindling student attendance at  college football games.  Since I live in the upstate of SC I often hear about attendance issues at Clemson regarding students on their sports radio shows. I think this is a good time for a poll. Why are students staying away? I’m going to use myself …

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Feb
16
2014

ACC Bubble Analysis for February 16, 2014

This week will be known as the week that “could have been” for several ACC teams. When you have a team on ropes and you are on the bubble, you have to finish. As we go through our Bubble Analysis you’ll see teams which teams helped themselves and which ones if they miss tournament will …

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