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Monthly Archive: March 2017

Mar
18
2017

Best excuses for the ACC’s ugly post-season Saturday.

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Well for the so-called best basketball conference in the land, it was an absolute nightmare Saturday for the ACC. We’re an ACC-centric blog and we’re quick to praise the ACC teams when something good happens. When you have a Saturday like the ACC teams had going 0-4 in the post-season, well we’ve got the best …

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Mar
18
2017

NC State hires Kevin Keatts and we approve.

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I will admit it, I LOVE the Kevin Keatts hire at NC State. As I went through Twitter, the sense I got was disappointment. Now, I am not sure if the disappointment that I felt was due to the news that had broken earlier in the day that Sean Miller, Archie Miller’s brother, was advising …

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Mar
18
2017

What does the early lack of upsets and draw mean about the NCAA Field?

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By NCAA tournament standards, let’s be honest this has been a kind of dull tournament. Has their been a signature moment yet? An epic upset? No and no… What is this telling us about the field? Coming in we knew the bubble was really weak. Those 7-11 seeds at large bids, were a lot of …

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Mar
17
2017

The ACC was decent, but not great on Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament.

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The ACC was 13 points from going 0-4 on day 1 of the NCAA tournament. With that said the name of the game is survive and advance, and that’s what 3 of the 4 ACC teams playing Thursday did. Notre Dame beat Princeton 60-58. Virginia defeat UNC-Wilmington 76-61. Florida State got by Florida Gulf Coast …

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Mar
16
2017

@Hokiesmash_ASD and @TalkinACCSports talk with The Bracket Yard on the ACC in the NCAA Tournament.

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@Hokiesmash_ASD  and @TalkinACCSports  join frequent podcast guest @JoeMicik on his site http://www.bracketyard.com to talk about ACC basketball and the ACC tournament. Please check it out, as we tell you which ACC teams could reach the Final 4 and more. Make sure you follow the All Sports Discussion Twitter account at @AllSportsDACC and please like our Facebook Page

Mar
15
2017

Around the #ACC Blogosphere For March 15, 2017

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  Is this rumor true? Virginia fans better hope not. Cavalier blog StreakingtheLawn says Illinois could be preparing a gigantic $4.8 Million a year offer to UVa head basketball coach Tony Bennett.  Don’t panic yet Hoo fans. It’s only a rumor. Clemson blog ShakintheSouthland makes the case against Brad Brownell.  You know what we think here…. 3 …

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Mar
14
2017

Podcast – @TreadMillHorse and @TalkinACCSports preview the NCAA Tournament with @ER of @RedWhitePodcast

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@TreadMillHorse (Dan Caro) of treadmillhorse.com graciously filled in for @Hokiesmash_ASD this week. @TreadMillHorse and I @TalkinACCSports are going to get your ready for the NCAA Basketball tournament. We have @ER (Evan Roberts)  of  the @RedWhitePodcast  joining us on the podcast. Thanks to @ER for taking the time to preview the tournament with us. To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. In addition you can subscribe to …

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Mar
13
2017

It’s time for the ACC to step up in this year’s Big Dance.

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As we sit here on the eve of the First Four, games in Dayton we can look back on the college basketball regular season. We have heard, and I believe, that this years ACC basketball conference was the best basketball conference ever. There were arguments made that it was the best basketball conference EVER! That …

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Mar
13
2017

2016 ACC Tournament attendance blew away 2017 Big 10 Tourney in battle for Washington, DC.

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Remember a few years ago when the ACC and Big 10 scheduled several years of their conference tournaments in same locales? The ACC was going to Washington, DC in 2016, and the Big 10 was going in 2017. In 2017 the ACC was going to New York City, and next year the Big 10 goes …

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Mar
12
2017

Looking at each ACC Team’s NCAA tournament bracket.

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The brackets are set!  Let’s check in on each ACC team’s bracket, and how far I expect them to go. Virginia Tech – EAST #9 Seed The Hokies open the tournament with a tricky game against a decent Wisconsin team. The Badgers went 4-6 in their last 10 games, but won 25 games. I think the …

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Mar
12
2017

Where the ACC Teams will be seeded for the NCAA Tournament.

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We pull the RPI numbes from CBS Sportsline.  (9) Duke (27-8) - Projected Seed 1 I know Duke has 8 losses, and the committee is supposed to ignore conference finish. They have a whopping 16 top 100 wins. I think the committee gives them the #1 seed nod over UNC because of winning 2 out 3 …

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Mar
11
2017

Report: Brad Brownell Appears to be Safe at Clemson

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Good afternoon, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fans.  Hope you are enjoying the ACC men’s basketball tournament. Well, according to various news reports, it appears that Clemson Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Brad Brownell, is safe at least for another season.  As readers of this blog know, we (@TalkinACCSports) and I) have been somewhat critical of Brownell’s …

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Mar
10
2017

After brilliant 2nd half against UNC, Duke again looks Final 4 capable.

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Like most everyone else back in November and December I thought Duke was on the short list of national title contenders, but then the injuries started mounting. Coach K missed games with his own health issues. Grayson Allen was becoming a distraction with his on court antics, and the team lacked chemistry. Heck as recently …

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Mar
09
2017

@DavidTeelatDP with an update on ACC Network, and future ACC Tournament and Football scheduling.

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The esteemed @DavidTeelatDP wrote a recent article with some updated on the ACC Network, and future ACC Tournament and Football scheduling. When @DavidTeelatDP writes on ACC related topics, it is always worth the read. Here are a couple of highlights from the piece. On future ACC Tournament Locations “I think it’s important for the league going forward to continue …

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Mar
09
2017

8 of the top 12 Rated College Basketball games featured an ACC Team.

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It’s the ACC Tournament week, and Duke and North Carolina are meeting again – this time in the Friday semi-finals. That means a ratings bonanza for ESPN. Duke/UNC games were two of the four highest rated college basketball games this season, but it would have been big rating if UNC/Louisville were playing tomorrow too. Pulled …

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Mar
08
2017

The ACC tournament should rotate but not to where Boeheim said to

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So, here we are again. Listening to Jim Boeheim complain again and again about how the ACC needs to give up on it’s roots and only play the ACC tournament in BIG media markets (and then getting absolutely crushed by the City of Greensboro’s twitter account). .@AdamZagoria @ACCSports We kindly disagree. But I guess you …

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