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Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar
20
2014

The ACC on an upswing? Not really…

One of the things that I have been reading as March Madness comes into play is “the Atlantic Coast Conference on an upswing”. While if you look at the present time ACC you could say that the sentence might be right, with eight teams playing in the two major post season tournaments, a half dozen …

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Mar
18
2014

Number 1 seed Virginia has plenty of bulletin board material.

For team ranked #3, winners of the ACC regular season and ACC tournament, Virginia is one disrespected team. I mean really disrespected. Tony Bennett should have no issues motivating his team, because the Hoos are a heavy underdog in their own region. The experts from CBSSportsline? Not a single one picked Virginia to make the …

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Mar
18
2014

How much is too much?

I would be lying if I said I did not love the National Football League, even though I follow it for the former Tar Heels and because of Fantasy Football. On the other hand, I would not be telling the truth if I didn’t say that I believe that the NFL is the classic case …

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Mar
18
2014

March Madness: Play In Round … N.C. State

Let the fun begin! Yes, starting tonight March Madness, which some say is the best three weeks in sports, begins with two of the four play-in games. In the late game, with tip off time being at about 9:10 p.m. EST (televised on TruTV), will feature North Carolina State (21~13) versus Xavier (21~12). Before I …

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Mar
17
2014

Podcast – @TalkinACCSports and @HokieSmash preview the ACC in the NCAA Tournament and look at James Johnson’s dismissal from Virginia Tech.

My podcast co-host @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports have a special show for tonight. We are previewing the NCAA tournament and finishing with the surprising dismissal of Virginia Tech basketball coach James Johnson. To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. You can also find this most recent podcast and all our other podcasts on ITUNES at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rwradios-acc-weekly-podcast/id831843856?t=2. …

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Mar
16
2014

ACC Treated Well by NCAA committee…

Just returned from the ACC Tournament, so this will be a short post. Congratulations to the Virginia Cavaliers on a great tournament. They were the ACC’s best team all year, and they were the ACC’s best team this weekend. They were a deserving champion. Cavalier fans really showed up today, and it kept Duke from …

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Mar
16
2014

Pushing the Envelope (03/16/2014)

It is Sunday, so you know it is once again time for another episode of “Pushing the Envelope”. As I have said before the 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
16
2014

The last ACC Bubble Analysis for 2014 and the case for the Virginia vs Duke winner to be a Number 1 seed.

The NCAA Tournament field will be set in less than 24 hours. With that said let’s take one last look at where the ACC teams stand… Let’s start with who’s not going to the NCAAs. Maryland, Miami, Wake Forest , Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Boston College and Virginia Tech you’re not on anybody’s NCAA lists. …

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Mar
15
2014

ACC Tournament, semis…

I think my ACC Tournament picks are almost as up and down as UNC’s season. The first day going 0 and 3, then coming back with a 4 for 4 two days ago and finally having a 1 and 3 day yesterday. So, after eleven games I have a 5 and 6 record. Meaning that …

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Mar
15
2014

Random ACC Men’s Basketball Thoughts

Good afternoon, fellow Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fans.  It’s the calm before the storm here in the DC area – winter just won’t seem to go away smh. This post is going to be about as unstructured as it gets – a bunch of random ACC men’s basketball thoughts.  Here we go: What a job …

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Mar
14
2014

ACC Tournament, third round games…

Well maybe I can pick games after all. After going 0 for 3 in the first day of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, I was a perfect four for four in day two. Heading into session three, this is where the games could count the most for all the teams involved. Besides the level of …

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Mar
13
2014

Fowler to stay at ESPN for a long time

If you are a fan of college football, if you enjoy watching College GameDay on ESPN and like to watch the Saturday Night Football games on ABC I hope that you also like Chris Fowler. Because if you do not, you are going to have to deal with it for the distant future, as the …

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Mar
13
2014

ACC Tournament, second round games…

After yesterday’s round one of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, which reminded me why I do so much better as a blogger than a handicapper, it’s time to check out what today’s quartet of games, all shown on ESPN and WatchESPN, have in store for us. While you check out my take on these games, …

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Mar
12
2014

Any potential upsets brewing for Day 2 of the ACC Tournament?

Did you throw your ACC bracket out of the window after Day 1? Now that 6 teams have played we start to get a feel for what we might need to keep an eye on for Day 2. Maryland vs Florida State 12:00 PM This one is basically a tossup. The Terrapins are a talented …

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Mar
11
2014

Podcast – @TalkinACCSports and @HokieSmash preview the ACC Tournament with @WillsWorldMN and @SoaringtoGlory

It’s that time of year again… the ACC tournament. This ACC tournament is always a great event, but this has a vintage feel to it. There a 4 top 15 teams in Virginia, UNC, Duke and Syracuse, ACC POY T.J. Warren is from N.C. State. That same N.C. State team along, Clemson and Florida State …

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Mar
11
2014

ACC Tournament, first round games…

Tomorrow, at the Greensboron Coliseum, the Atlantic Coast Conference will begin it’s post season tournament with a trio of games. The three of match ups will all be on ESPN2 and on WatchESPN. Sadly none of the six teams will be going to March Madness next week, but any of the squads that advance could …

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