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Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul
19
2014

SEC Network signs carriage deal with Comcast and that’s good news for the ACC.

Today the SEC finalized a carriage deal with Comcast, as reported by Sports Business Daily.  SEC Network landed its biggest fish Friday, announcing a long-term carriage deal with the country’s biggest distributor. Comcast will carry the channel at its Aug. 14 launch on its expanded basic tier within SEC territory and digital basic outside of …

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Jul
17
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports review the Spring and preview the Virginia Tech football team with @Treadmillhorse

@HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports  next podcast is the school near and dear to @Hokiesmash‘s heart. We are pleased to have Virginia Tech grad and freelance blogger @treadmillhorse (Dan Caro) to help us preview the Hokies. We really appreciate @treadmillhorse for coming on the show and sharing his insights in Virginia Tech. To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. …

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Jul
16
2014

Ranking the 5 best Cornerbacks in the ACC for 2014.

There are some positions the ACC isn’t that deep, and there are some that are really strong. Cornerback in the ACC has as much talent as you’ll find anywhere in the country, and two ACC teams are loaded at that position. Let’s find out who… Previous and Upcoming Rankings Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Recievers | …

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Jul
15
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports review the Spring and preview the North Carolina football team with @ztevans

@HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports  keep the podcast previews going with the North Carolina football team. We are pleased to have UNC graduate @ztevans  (Zach Evans) to help us preview the Tar Heels. We really appreciate @ztevans for joining us and sharing his insights.  Please give Zach a follow on twitter. He’s always has something interesting to say. To download the audio file …

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Jul
15
2014

UNC grad @ztevans tells us about the Extra Life Fundraiser

@ztevans (Zach Evans) recently joined @HokieSmash and myself @TalkinACCSports on our ACC Weekly Podcast show to preview the North Carolina football team. @ztevans had some great insights and it was a fun interview. At the end of the podcast Zach told us about a charity he’s supporting called Extra Life. We are happy to share this …

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Jul
14
2014

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere July 14, 2014.

The SEC’s media days are this week. The ACC”s are next week. Yes College Football is right around the corner. It’s getting close folks… In honor of our podcast guests this week @ztevans (previewing UNC) and @TreadMillHorse (previewing Virginia Tech) we are going to start with a North Carolina and a Virginia Tech blog. Remember …

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Jul
13
2014

2014 British Open Preview: The Top 10 Contenders.

It’s the 3rd major of the year, the British Open. Let’s be honest the first two majors have lack drama, so we’re looking to this year’s British Open to provide some back 9 fireworks. The last three winners of the British Open were over 40 years old. Ernie Els, Darren Clarke and last year’s champion …

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Jul
12
2014

Just released – The ACC’s 2014 football guide.

The ACC’s football guide for 2014 has been released by the ACC.  From Georgia Tech to Louisville to Florida State, this guide covers ACC football from end to end for 2014. I’m sure after a National Title by Florida State, Orange Bowl win by Clemson, a slew individual awards, and a great NFL draft, this was …

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Jul
11
2014

Let’s applaud the Lebron James decision to return to Cleveland.

Lebron James has made the decision. He’s going back to Cleveland. I’ve always liked James. He raises money for charities. He made playing basketball Team USA important. As much credit as Mike Kzyzewski and Jerry Colangelo get for helping revitalize Team USA basketball, and they deserve it, Lebron James also deserves a lot of credit. …

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Jul
10
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports review the Spring and preview the Georgia Tech football team.

@HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports  continue our podcast preview of the ACC this week. This time yours truly is on the hotseat. We preview Georgia Tech in this podcast. I graduated from Georgia Tech so I follow the program closely, and it was fun to answer the questions rather than ask them this time. At this time @HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports would like …

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Jul
09
2014

Ranking the 5 best Linebackers in the ACC for 2014.

We keep rolling on with our defensive rankings, and today we are looking at the ACC’s best linebackers. Previous and Upcoming Rankings Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Recievers | Offensive Line | Tight Ends | Defensive Linemen | Cornerbacks | Safeties | Special Teams 1) Denzel Perryman, Miami On a suspect defense last year, Miami’s Denzel Perryman was one of the few …

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Jul
07
2014

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere July 7, 2014.

It’s ACC blogger time… What’s happening out there in the ACC blogosphere? Are you an ACC opponent of the Florida State Seminoles this year? What does FSU blog Tomahawknation think of your chances of beating the might Seminoles?  Florida State is most the talented team in the country… Fact. Sorry Alabama, Auburn, Oregon or anyone else. For …

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Jul
06
2014

The most Pivotal game in 2014 for each ACC Atlantic Division Team.

We just looked at the most pivotal ACC Coastal Division games. I want to take a look at the most pivotal game for each ACC Atlantic Division team now. Like with the Coastal Division description,  this doesn’t mean the toughest game, or even the biggest game on the schedule. It may not even be traditional …

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Jul
05
2014

The most Pivotal game in 2014 for each ACC Coastal Division Team.

We  are less than 2 months away from the college football season… I want to take a look at the most pivotal game for each ACC Coastal Division team. This doesn’t mean the toughest game, or even the biggest game on the schedule. It may not even be traditional rivalry game, but it’s the game …

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Jul
04
2014

A 4th of July look back at Football preview Podcasts on Virginia, N.C. State, Florida State and Old Dominion.

You’ve had your hamburgers and hotdogs, and now you’ve got the day off from work or school so it’s a good time to listen some football preview podcasts. @HokieSmash and myself @TalkinACCSports have had some great guests come on the podcast that have have given us their insight into their teams. Stayed tuned because we’ll …

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Jul
03
2014

Nine ACC players chosen in the 2014 NBA Draft, including five first-round selections

Thanks to site contributor @HokieSmash for this release from the ACC. It’s never too late to take look back at the NBA draft that was last week. The ACC had a strong performance with the most players selected tied with the Pac 12. In fact the ACC had both good NBA and NFL drafts this year. …

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