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Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb
16
2014

Pushing the Envelope (02/16/2014)

It is Sunday, so you know it is once again time for another episode of “Pushing the Envelope”. As I have said before the podcastwill air each and every Sunday by 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 live, …

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Feb
15
2014

10 More College Football Rule changes that would make Nick Saban and Bret Bielema Happy.

This past week a 10 second wait time for defensive substitutions was proposed by the NCAA rules committee.    Two college football coaches Alabama’s Nick Saban and Arkansas’s Bret Bielema are leading the charge for rule change in the name of player safety. A multitude of coaches are vehemently opposed to this rule change. I understand …

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Feb
15
2014

What ACC Bubble teams need to do, and how their Out of Conference results matter.

Each week when we do our ACC bubble analysis we primarily focus on that week’s results.  When you are on the bubble though, you have to take into account everything, wins, losses, OOC wins, OOC losses.  Obviously the ACC Bubble teams need to win take care of their themselves by winning, but we want to …

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Feb
13
2014

ACC Basketball Tournament: The Top Seeds…

As of right now it seems that most everywhere you look where there is an NCAA Bracket the Atlantic Coast Conference has six teams going to the big dance. While most head coaches and programs give us the “one game at a time” spiel when asked about anything past their next match up, the fun …

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Feb
13
2014

Tyler Ennis in the Conversation for ACC Player of the Year

Count me in on the bandwagon – Syracuse PG Tyler Ennis is now in the picture for Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Year (we knew he was going to be 1st team All-ACC – and an All-American – and now he gets a shot at the ACC’s top individual player award). …

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Feb
12
2014

Is ACC Basketball Way Down? No, but some programs have real work to do.

We’ve mentioned from time to time here, that criticisms of ACC basketball have become an exaggerated popular narrative this basketball season. The facts are this. It is not vintage ACC basketball. From top to bottom it’s not as strong as the Big 12 or Big 10. The ACC currently sits 5th in conference RPI. That’s …

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Feb
11
2014

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere February 11, 2014.

If you are in the middle of this Southern Snowstorm stay safe out there… In the meantime we have some articles around ACC Blogosphere for you. Wednesday there are a couple of huge ACC Basketball games. TarHeelFanBlog has a Tale of the Tape for that little rivalry game between North Carolina and Duke. As usual …

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Feb
10
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports talk with @theACCDN host @JeffFischel about the ACC Digital Network

@HokieSmash and I ( @TalkinACCSports ) had a very special podcast on Monday evening. @theACCDN  host @JeffFischel  joined us to talk about what’s going at the ACC Digital Network. If you follow the blog, you know we’ve written about the @theACCDN in the past as it’s grown from an emerging internet venture to one of if not the …

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Feb
09
2014

ACC Bubble Analysis for February 9, 2014

The ACC is so down they have 9 teams in the top 75 of the RPI. 3 of the top 6 the KenPom.com rankings, and 7 in the top 50. Does that sound like a disappointing basketball conference? No of course not… I’d take the ACC’s top 8 or 9 teams against any in the …

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Feb
08
2014

The best and worst rivalries of the post-realignment era.

One of the most disappointing parts of the realignment era (2010-2012) was the loss of some great traditional rivalries. There would be no more Texas vs Texas A&M football games, no more Oklahoma vs Nebraska football games, Syracuse and Georgetown would never play basketball again as conference rivals. So it went with conference realignment. With …

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Feb
06
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports talk ACC Basketball and ACC National Signing Day Winners.

@HokieSmash and I ( @TalkinACCSports ) are back at it with this week’s ACC Podcast. There was plenty of ACC Basketball to discuss and of course a look at the National Signing Day results for the ACC. To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. Next week the podcast will be at …

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Feb
04
2014

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere February 4, 2014.

It’s been a while since we’ve visited the ACC Bloggers. National Signing Day is Wednesday, I know there has to be some thoughts on that. Who are the Wide Receivers that Florida State is looking at right before signing day? Tomahawknation tells us… No surprise the Noles are in on big names. GobblerCountry says Virginia Tech …

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Feb
03
2014

John Swofford sent this to ESPN Monday – A little humor…

One of my sources from inside the ACC sent this to me today. With Syracuse replacing Arizona as the Number 1 team in the country the ACC completed the rare tri-fecta of having the number 1 team in all 3 major sports. Florida State is the #1 Football Team, Syracuse is the #1 Basketball Team, …

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Feb
02
2014

ACC Bubble Analysis for February 2, 2014

I’m calling this past week moving week for the ACC bubble. A couple of team made huge strides toward the NCAA’s while others suffered devastating losses. Syracuse and Duke played a classic, and I can’t wait for that rematch. In my ranking system, any RPI top (100) win is a good win and any RPI …

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Feb
01
2014

Syracuse 91 Duke 89 OT : The birth of a great ACC rivalry.

Rarely do big games live up to their pre-game hype. Believe me there was a lot of hype for Saturday’s game between Syracuse and Duke. It was going to be played in front a record setting crowd in the Carrier Dome. Before the game started some on Twitter bristled that a regular season game was …

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Feb
01
2014

The ACC’s happiest and unhappiest fanbases are…

I saw a recent post on Mr SEC.com that ranked the SEC’s Happiest Fanbase in 2013. I thought that was pretty interesting and decided to put something similar together for the ACC. Like Mr SEC, I’m going to stick with 2 Big revenue producing sports, college football and and men’s basketball. Let me explain my criteria… …

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