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Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar
31
2014

NIT run for Clemson and Florida State could lead to bigger things in the future.

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Count me in the camp that says making NCAA tournament is better than anything that can in the NIT tournament. You can also count me in the camp that say the NIT is still a very meaningful tournament and can lead to bigger things in the future. In 2006 the NIT had their selection process …

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Mar
30
2014

How surprised should we be with a Final 4 of Florida, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and Kentucky?

NCAA Championship Game: Butler v Duke

I wish I could say I knew this would be the Final 4, but if you looked at any of my brackets you’d know only Florida was a team that I had penciled in the Final 4. In my office pool nobody got more than 2 teams in the Final 4, Florida and the couple …

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Mar
30
2014

Pushing the Envelope (03/30/2014)

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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Mar
29
2014

Common Theme exists why ACC will miss Final 4 in 2014.

NCAA Championship Game: Butler v Duke

A largely miserable NCAA tournament for the ACC came to an end Friday evening when Michigan St. defeated Virginia in the Sweet 16. I hesitate to lump Virginia with the rest of the ACC’s first weekend failures. The Cavaliers in my mind are a top 5 team, that ran into a Spartans team that is …

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Mar
27
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports talk Buzz Williams hire, Virginia basketball, and the NCAAs with @HereGoJayAgain

NCAA Championship Game: Butler v Duke

My podcast co-host @HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports have one of our favorite guests backs on the podcast. Former Virginia Tech basketball manager Jerran Anderson @HereGoJayAgain joins us to talk about the latest happenings in ACC Basketball. To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. You can also find this most recent podcast and all our other podcasts …

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Mar
26
2014

Let’s not bash Coach K, shall we…

Let me begin this post by saying… I am a Tar Heel! And so, when I was sent an article attacking Duke’s head coach Mike Krzyzewski I had to go read it. It was not long what Steve Rosenbloom of the Chicago Tribune wrote about the Hall of Famer. In many ways it was sharp …

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Mar
26
2014

Don’t do it Rose…

I love the Olympics, or any other time that the USA is playing. From the soccer team in the World Cup to the basketball teams regaining its rightful spot as the best team in the world, if there is a game with the national squad I am usually watching. I applaud all the pro players …

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Mar
26
2014

Introducing my Super Conf NCAA…

Anyone that follows sports has heard what Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, believe will happen to the National Football League in the next decade. Here you can read how he went on to explain more about his theory, but the main focus of the discussion on sports programs has been this… “I …

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Mar
25
2014

College Wrestler wins, AD gets $18,000 Bonus

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The debate whether to pay players is one of the most hotly debated topics out there. If you’re on the side of not paying players, what happened at Ohio State is pretty tough to defend. An Ohio St. wrestler won an NCAA Title, and the AD of Ohio State got an $18,000 bonus. What? You …

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Mar
24
2014

Power Ranking the Sweet 16 Teams.

NCAA Championship Game: Butler v Duke

The Sweet 16 starts Thursday, and if it’s as good as the first three rounds of the NCAA’s we are in for a whale of a Sweet 16 and Elite 8… Let’s ranks the teams from 1-16. 1) Arizona  Arguably the best defensive team in the country, and they can get scoring from multiple positions. …

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Mar
23
2014

NCAA Tournament reveals truths we knew about ACC Basketball.

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Twitter is a great thing, because you can get a feel for how fans feels about things. Surprisingly a sizeable number think that the results of the NCAA don’t reveal much if anything about the conferences the teams come from. The sample size is too small they say… This makes no sense to me. The …

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Mar
23
2014

Pushing the Envelope (03/23/2014)

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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Mar
23
2014

Virginia and UNC are all that stands between the ACC and an embarrassing NCAA Tournament.

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The ACC entered the NCAA tournament with 6 teams, 3 top 3 seeds, and 4 teams ranked in the top 25. Before the first weekend of the NCAAs is over, the ACC is already down to two teams Virginia and North Carolina who play Sunday. Pittsburgh and NC State can be forgiven somewhat. The Panthers …

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Mar
21
2014

March Madness: The three games for Friday

The Round of 64, or the real first round, began yesterday, with the Atlantic Coast Conference having thee programs playing. Of those a pair, newly arrived Syracuse and Pittsburgh, routed their opponent, while the third one, N.C. State, was doing the same and then let St. Louis back into the game and lost by three …

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Mar
20
2014

The ACC in the NBA: Boston College…

As the NBA keeps moving forward and heads towards the post season I thought I look at all the players from the Atlantic Coast Conference that are playing there and their chances of going on to the second season. To be fair to all the teams I am going through all the programs in alphabetical …

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Mar
20
2014

March Madness: The three games for Thursday

The Round of 64, or the real first round, is upon us and that means it’s time to check out what the Atlantic Coast Conference teams are going to do. In all there are three games from the conference, beginning with Pittsburgh, then Syracuse and finally N.C. State. Two out of three of the games …

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