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Monthly Archive: August 2014

Aug
17
2014

Bringing together all your ACC, FCS, and Old Dominion preview podcasts from @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports

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All summer long @HokieSmash and I (@TalkinACCSports ) have been bringing you ACC team preview podcasts. We even treat you to  a FCS preview podcast. and an Old Dominion podcast. Old Dominion is a frequent ACC opponent and is right in heart ACC country located in the state of Virginia.  With just a little over a …

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Aug
16
2014

What will be John Swofford’s legacy as ACC Commissioner?

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John Swofford, the ACC’s commissioner since 1997, is in the twilight of his career. At age 65, I believe he has 5 maybe 10 years left in his tenure. Is his legacy set? How will he be remembered? One thing that should be clear, is that Swofford doesn’t make any moves without with the ACC …

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Aug
16
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports preview the 2014 FCS football season with @ChrisLangLNA

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@HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports  have a real treat for you today. We have Virgina’s News and Advance Liberty beat writer @ChrisLangLNA on the podcast to preview the FCS Football season. We really appreciate Chris Lang joining us and sharing his expertise and knowledge on FCS football. To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. You can also find …

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Aug
14
2014

College Football Playoff Policy may force Notre Dame to eventually rethink their independent status

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Notre Dame’s days of being an independent are coming to end. It may not be next year or 5 years from now, maybe not even in 10 years, but it’s going to happen. I said this nearly a 2 years ago. There is one way Notre Dame will be forced to rethink their independent status. …

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Aug
14
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports review the Spring and preview the Pittsburgh football team with @CzarOfPgh

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@HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports  reached the end of our ACC Team Podcasts. We’ll be consolidating all the ACC team podcasts in a few of days. We finish things up with the Pittsburgh Panthers, and we are pleased to have special podcast guest @CzarOfPgh, a huge Pitt fan, to help us preview Panthers. To download the audio file of this podcast, please …

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Aug
13
2014

Sports Illustrated puts a bunch of ACC players on their College Football Pre-Season All-America team.

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How does the ACC build off a couple of good football seasons? How about starting the third year’s of the ACC’s football restoration project with an impressive showing in Sports Illustrated Pre-Season All-American teams? You have to give plenty of credit to Florida State for leading not just the ACC but the nation with 5 …

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Aug
12
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports review the Spring and preview the Wake Forest football team with @Robert_Reinhard

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@HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports  move right along with our ACC Podcasts. Today we discuss the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and we are pleased to have special podcast guest @Robert_Reinhard (Robert Reinhard) to help us preview Wake Forest. We really appreciate @Robert_Reinhard for joining us and sharing his thoughts on the Wake Forest Football team. Please check out @Robert_Reinhard‘s Wake Forest blog BloggerSoDear to catch up …

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Aug
11
2014

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere August 11, 2014.

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It’s that time of week to take a look around the ACC blogosphere. What’s new with less 3 weeks left until the college football season starts? Basketball isn’t that far off too. Looking for an ACC preview from a national blog? The fine folks at the StudentSection have a solid ACC preview that’s worth a …

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Aug
10
2014

Final Thoughts on the 2014 PGA Championsip : Rory Mcilory out duels Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler in epic PGA Championship

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Well that was fun wasn’t it? Finally a major championship that was worth watching. The best golfer of this generation (Rory Mcilory), the 2nd best golfer of the previous generation (Phil Mickelson), the best American golfer under the age of 30 (Rickie Fowler), and one of the best European players (Henrik Stenson) in the world …

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Aug
10
2014

Maryland and the Atlantic Coast Conference come to agreement on exit fee

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Good afternoon, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fans.  Only 20 days until your first Saturday of college football – you got to be happy about that If you are like me and missed the late Friday news from the conference offices is North Carolina, the ACC and Maryland have come to an agreement on an exit …

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Aug
09
2014

How the ACC compares to the other Power 5 conferences in football recruiting in 2014 so far.

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As we know recruiting is the life blood to college football. If you don’t recruit well best of luck competing against the best teams in out there. We’ve documented the slow growth of ACC football the last couple of years, but it can only continue if the conference’s member can recruit the top football players …

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Aug
08
2014

The week that changed Major College athletics for better or worse…

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Well there we have it, the week 8/3/2014, will be remembered as the week that changed major college athletics for better or for worse. We probably really won’t know sure for another 10 years or so. If you haven’t followed the last 2 days. Two majors rulings were handed down… The NCAA granted the Power …

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Aug
08
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports review the Spring and preview the Louisville football team with @TheBigRedLouie

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@HokieSmash and I @TalkinACCSports  have another great podcast for you. We are are looking at the ACC’s newest member Louisville today. We are pleased to have special podcast guest @theBigRedLouie. He runs the excellent Louisville blog BigRedLouie.com. To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. You can also find this most recent podcast and all our …

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Aug
07
2014

@Hokiesmash and @TalkinACCSports make their ACC Predictions.

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@Hokiesmash Picks Coastal Division Team Wins Losses Virginia Tech 9 3 North Carolina 8 4 Duke 8 4 Miami 8 4 Pitt 7 5 Georgia Tech 6 6 Virginia 2 10 Atlantic Division Team Wins Losses Florida State 12 0 Clemson 9 3 Louisville 9 3 Boston College 6 6 North Carolina State 5 7 …

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Aug
07
2014

John Swofford speaks on the Power 5 Autonomy decision.

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We knew it was coming, power 5 Autonomy. CBSSportsline has a good article explaining what power 5 autonomy means and what this ruling means for the future . Below is ACC commisioner John Swofford speaking on the topic. It’s just matter of time, in my opinion, before the ACC gets the deregulation of their conference championship …

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Aug
06
2014

Best and Worst case records for each ACC Atlantic Division team in 2014.

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Hopefully you caught our best players in the ACC previews, and I hope you’ve been listening to ACC Weekly Podcast Preview with @HokieSmash and myself.  Now we are going to get into our predictions for the ACC. We started with the best and worst case seasons for each Coastal Division. We’re going to be to realistic with …

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