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Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr
30
2014

Winston made a mistake, but he needs to stop making them!

By all means we all make mistakes, no one is perfect. And if I was to remember back when I was in college, making mistakes almost sounded like a class I took, and passed quite well. Having said all of that, most people are not a year away from making more money than they will …

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Apr
29
2014

The SEC stays with 8 game conference schedule. It’s clear why and I’d do it too.

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It’s not often I defend the SEC, and when I do you can be sure it’s because I really agree with it. They’ve taken some criticism for sticking with an 8 game conference. Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal Constitution went so far as to call the SEC cowards.   Why I ask? Why should the …

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Apr
27
2014

Ranking the ACC Basketball Coaches for 2014

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When I started looking through the ACC Basketball coaches, it just boggles the how much coaching talent will be in the ACC over the next few years. Certain Hall of Famer coaches will not be ranked in the top 3. I’ve never seen a greater collection of coaches in one conference. When you look at …

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Apr
27
2014

Pushing the Envelope (04/27/2014)

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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Apr
26
2014

The debate rages 8 or 9 ACC conference games.

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David Teel one of the most respected writers that covers the ACC says the decision for the number of ACC conference games is coming soon.  It’s worth a read. At the end of the piece, Teel tells us why this decision is so important and why it must be made soon… “an ACC channel likely within …

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Apr
25
2014

Sporting News ranks the ACC Football Coaches.

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It will be a short entry for tonight. Last week I ranked the ACC Football Coaches.  This week Sporting News gives their ACC Football Coach Rankings.  Interesting, I wasn’t that much different than Sporting News’s rankings. Keep a look out for my ACC Basketball Coaches rankings coming out this weekend.

Apr
24
2014

Maryland tries to prove their departure didn’t damage the ACC.

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Thursday was an interesting day for those that are following the Maryland vs ACC case. It’s pretty simple the ACC thinks Maryland owes them a $53 Million exit fee for leaving the conference in 2012. The Terrapins are fighting it. The Washington Post reported today a legal filing by Maryland that details an ACC- Conducted Market …

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Apr
22
2014

Alabama’s lucrative Learfield Media Rights Deal confirms what we thought about 3rd Tier Rights.

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Why am I bringing up something that’s two years old, and largely irrelevant to the current landscape of college athletics. The reason is because 2 years ago 3rd Tier TV rights discussions were all the rage. The ACC sold theirs away, and according to the mis-informed rumors of the day it would destroy the ACC. …

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Apr
22
2014

Highlights from the ACC’s release of their Men’s Basketball Conference Matchups for 2015-2016.

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Today the ACC released their conference matchups for 2015 and 2016. You can view the release at the ACC’s Site  and the PDF layout here. If you are an ACC basketball fan this looks very exciting. There are the traditional heavyweight matchups between Duke and UNC. Then you have the old and new ACC member matchups. …

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Apr
21
2014

Louisville signs mega apparel deal with Adidias – What it means for the ACC.

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Last week Louisville signed a 5 year $40 Million deal with Adidas. Their previous deal paid $2.55 Million a year. That’s an increase of of $5.45 Million per year for Louisville. @Hokiesmash and I ( @TalkinACCSports ) discussed this deal on our recent podcast and significance for the ACC. I want to go into a additional …

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Apr
20
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports talk Clemson’s Spring, Louisville’s apparel contract, the NBA draft and more ACC.

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@HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports are back with a special Easter ACC podcast. We hope you’ve had a fine Easter, and now are ready to listen to some ACC news and opinions. Even though basketball season has come to an end, there are still a lot of ACC topics to get into. We do have scheduling note for you… …

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Apr
19
2014

The ABC’s of the ACC (04/19/14)

This morning, beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST, through CLNSRadio will air the new podcast called the “ABC’s of the ACC”, a show that will dive deep into the sports of the Atlantic Coast Conference. While the main focus will be on the two main sports… football and men’s basketball, but all sports will be covered …

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Apr
19
2014

Ranking the ACC Football Coaches for 2014

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It’s the college football off-season so that’s the time for opinions galore on teams, players and of course coaches. We’ll be doing that during the course spring and summer starting with the coaches. Coming off the 2014 season who’s the ACC’s number 1 coach? This isn’t a career based ranking, though it’s not completely ignored …

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Apr
17
2014

Expect ACC to play an influential role as playoff era begins.

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Here is an interesting piece from CBSSportsline’s Dennis Dodd titled “Expect ACC to play an influential role as playoff era begins” that was written a couple of days ago. Dodds looks at where the ACC was 2 years ago and then at the conference’s promising future. It is fascinating to remember realignment-palooza of 2012. There were …

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Apr
15
2014

Is Duke’s Jabari Parker going to turn pro?

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We will find out very soon if Duke is going to be the consensus number 1 ranked basketball team going into the 2014 season. Why? That’s when we find if Duke’s Jabari Parker will turn pro or return for his sophomore season. The list of underclassmen leaving is a long one, and there’s plenty of …

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Apr
14
2014

Is an ACC Network announcement on hold or is it actually on schedule?

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We heard about first rumblings about the possibility of an ACC network back in the Summer of the 2012. In November of 2012 it appeared the ACC was in the exploratory phases with ESPN according to Duke AD Kevin White.  . Then the ACC signed it’s GOR in April of last year, and it an …

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