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Category Archive: ACC

Mar
26
2017

North Carolina shows tons of heart and guts in getting back to Final 4.

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For a program unfairly or not that gets often gets questioned for it’s hearts, guts, and toughness, the North Carolina Tar Heels showed a ton of it against the Kentucky Wildcats in their Elite 8 win. The best stretch of basketball I’ve seen this year has been when the North Carolina destroyed a quality field …

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Mar
24
2017

2017 Director’s Cup Standings – First Winter Update

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  Good evening, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fans.  Hope you are enjoying the NCAA men’s basketball – and the NCAA men’s ice hockey tournaments.  This is the best time of year. Many of you might not have heard of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. It is an award that honors institutions maintaining broad-based athletics programs …

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Mar
23
2017

College Basketball Coaching Carousel – a “Smart” Opportunity Might Be Waiting For Clemson

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  Good evening, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fans.  Hope you all are catching the NCAA hoops tonight. Lots of news these days on the college basketball coaching carousel – lots of moves have been made in this short offseason for some teams.  LSU hired VCU’s Will Wade (as you know, we thought he might have …

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Mar
21
2017

Around the #ACC Blogosphere For March 21, 2017

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  What did UNC blog TarHeelBlog learn about the Tar Heels win over Arkansas? I learned that even though the UNC struggled, they are the only ACC team of the weekend that didn’t totally collapse in their weekend NCAA tournament game. DukeReport.com asks what went wrong for Duke basketball this year following their loss to South …

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Mar
20
2017

ACC – ripped for NCAA performance, but were signs there for a collapse?

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For the ACC it’s been a lot of good in the last few years – 2 Football National Titles, a slew of Big 6 bowl wins, a recent dominance over the SEC in football, 11 Sweet 16 teams the last two years, 7 Elite 8 teams, 3 Final Four teams, and a national title. It …

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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
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
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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