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Monthly Archive: December 2015

Dec
31
2015

World Junior Hockey Update – #USAHockey to The Quarterfinals!!!!

(Photo from Reuters) Greetings, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) sports fans – I know we’re all pigging out on food, college football, NFL football, and we’re even going to pig out on some college basketball this great holiday weekend.  Where ever you are, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from all of us at …

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Dec
30
2015

Bobby Petrino starting to put his stamp on Louisville after Music City Bowl win over Texas A&M.

When Bobby Petrino came back to Louisville, everyone agreed Petrino was very good coach. What we wondered is when would the Cardinals begin to take on the identity we expect from a Petrino coached team. You know what it looks like – creative offensive play calling, and really good quarterback play. They’ve been pretty good …

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Dec
30
2015

After bowl game blow out, NC State and Dave Doeren are at a crossroads.

Let’s not sugar coat this Belk Bowl loss for NC State. They were whooped up and down the field by Mississippi State Wednesday. I thought this would be difficult game for the Wolfpack to win, but I didn’t expect it to be so un-competitive. This program and their head coach Dave Doeren are at a …

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Dec
29
2015

Did UNC miss an opportunity with bowl loss to Baylor or was 2015 a stepping stone to more?

When you’re North Carolina the opportunity to be a great football team doesn’t come around often. Maybe there will be more opportunities in the future, but history says those chances will be limited. UNC had a chance Tuesday to be great, and they absolutely blew it. You wouldn’t have known the way UNC’s D was …

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Dec
29
2015

Way Too Far Under the Radar – USA Hockey Defeats Canada but loses to Sweden in the World Juniors

  (Photo from Reuters) Good evening, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fans.  If you’re like me, you’ve been watching a boatload of college football over the last several days.  My buddy, Jeffrey Fann (@TalkinACCSports on Twitter), has been blogging up a storm at All Sports Discussion (you can follow the site Twitter account at @AllSportsDACC).  Jeff wrote about: Miami’s …

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Dec
28
2015

Pat Narduzzi did good things at Pitt in 2015, but ugly bowl loss to Navy proves there’s a long way to go.

Pittsburgh had a nice season in 2015. They won 8 games, and contended for an ACC Coastal Division Title late into the season, but Pat Narduzzi has a long way to go to change the losing culture that surrounds the Pitt program. Several times this past season, Pitt had opportunities to have a special season. …

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Dec
27
2015

ACC Bubble Analysis for December 27, 2015

This is going to be a weekly article, where I seed the ACC teams and where I think they’d should be placed if the tournament started the same day as my posting. It is the last Bubble Analysis before the new year. Which teams are in good position heading into the new year and which …

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Dec
26
2015

Frank Beamer goes out a winner with Virginia Tech’s Independence Bowl victory, and that is all that matters.

There wasn’t a whole lot to be gained program wise for Virginia Tech to beat a 6-6 Tulsa team in the Independence Bowl. A loss would have been embarrassing, but new coach Justin Fuente is on the way no matter what the result was. Bud Foster’s defense was shredded to pieces, and gave 52 points …

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Dec
26
2015

Duke takes another step in their program’s growth with Pinstripe Bowl Win.

I was prepared to be hard on Duke if they lost the Pinstripe Bowl to Indiana. After moving to respectability a few years ago, and 19 wins the last years Duke started have the look of program that might have hit a wall. Even during the improvement of the last several, the Blue Devils still …

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Dec
26
2015

If a loss ever proved a coaching change was the right move, it was Miami’s Sun Bowl loss.

Well before Miami’s Sun Bowl loss to Washington State, we all knew Miami needed a coaching change. Former UGA coach Mark Richt is coming, and if there was still an lingering doubt that the Hurricane program needed a complete overhaul the Sun Bowl proved it. Everything wrong with Miami football was on display. Undisciplined play, …

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Dec
24
2015

College Football needs Clemson or Michigan State to win the national title in 2015.

When was the last time the college football national wasn’t won by a true blue-blood program? Auburn in 2010? No, the Tigers are historically a consensus top 10-20 program.Florida in 2008? Nope… By the time 2000s rolled around Steve Spurrier had made the Gators a national power with his Florida teams on the 1990s. I’m …

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Dec
23
2015

@TheStudentSect reviews the ACC football season, talks bowls, hires, ACC basketball and more.

Our good friends from the excellent college sports answered a number of questions on the ACC recently. Here are the topics they looked at for us. ACC Football team of the year, and most disappointing team of the year. ACC Football Coach of the year, and coaches on the hotseat Thoughts on ACC Coaching Hires …

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Dec
22
2015

Articles Around the #ACC Blogosphere – December 22, 2015

  Let’s check in on the ACC Bloggers… ACC Blog ACCPerscription looks back at the how ACC football has changed the last 3 years and where it stands today. Miami blog StateoftheU Previews the Hurricane’s Sun Bowl Matchup with Washington State.  I’m anticipating a very entertaining game in this one. How about a preview of the Virginia …

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Dec
22
2015

Podcast – @Hokiesmash and @TalkinACCSports talk ACC Bowls, playoffs, and ACC Basketball with @_EthanMoore

@Hokiesmash and @TalkinACCSports were joined by @_EthanMoore of  @LvilleSprtsLive that airs every Wednesday night at 6 pm on @939TheVille with his co-host @_NickBurch. We always enjoy when @_EthanMoore takes the time to join us on the show. To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. In addition you can subscribe to the Podcast on ITUNES to get the quickest updates! You can …

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Dec
20
2015

ACC Bubble Analysis for December 20, 2015

This is going to be a weekly article, where I seed the ACC teams and where I think they’d should be placed if the tournament started the same day as my posting. It is only December, but some teams have already picked up quality wins, that will help in March. As conference play is nearing, …

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Dec
20
2015

Which 3 ACC teams need to win their non-Big 6 bowl the most?

  As we head into bowl season, the ACC has 9 teams that headed towards the post-season. Clemson and Florida State are in Big 6 bowls, so obviously those games are the most important to win, so I want to look at the the non-Big ACC bowls games. Everybody wants to win their bowl game, …

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