All Americans and ACC Tournament Time UPDATE: All ACC teams.

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Each of the three triangle ACC schools have players who chosen as All-Americans by The Sporting News.  Duke freshman Jabari Parker was named 1st team All-American. UNC’s Marcus Paige and NC State’s TJ Warren were named 2nd team All-Americans. Complete list here.

The 2014 ACC Tournament starts on Wednesday. The top four seeds, Virginia, Syracuse, Duke and North Carolina all have byes until Friday.

Wednesday, 1PM.  Wake Forest vs Notre Dame (winner plays Pittsburgh)

3:30PM,  Miami vs Virginia Tech (winner plays NC State)

7PM, Georgia Tech vs Boston College (winner plays Clemson)

Thursday, Maryland vs Florida State (winner plays Virginia)

All ACC Teams after the jump

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Week 6 ACC Recap! (& other weekend stuff)

Nate's traveling like a boss today, so I'm throwing up a quick recap of the weekend. And what a big weekend it was for Triangle schools. I believe I called that in my Friday preview post, but I figured it would just be big because of all three local schools hosting games, let alone all 3 WINNING conference games at home for the first time since the 2004 league expansion!

It appeared that the bar was set too high for the rest of the local schools to reach when UNC took down perennial Coastal nemesis Virginia Tech with ease, 48-34, in the early game. But lo & behold, the Wolfpack topped the Heels and stunned the nation with their last minute 17-16 win over #3 Florida State. Sandwiched in between, Duke had a relatively easy time with the Wahoos.

As for the rest of the games, I don't think anyone really even cares? I mean, I don't. Sadly, BC & Miami both lost their OOC tilts, but that is hardly news these days.

I don't have handy links, but around the world of sports:

  • MLB playoffs started, complete with a horrible call in the STL/ATL wild card game
  • NFL Week 5 action, including Cam Newton playing horrible as Russell Wilson continued his domination of anything named Carolina
  • The NHL canceled some early season games as both sides seem to remain in a stalemate


ACC Goes 0-3 vs Big East, UNC almost pulls off comeback, Chris Thompson one year later, Top Ten meeting next weekend, (4) FSU vs (10) Clemson

The ACC went 4-4 in out of conference games this past weekend. Three of the four losses were to Big East teams. Louisville, UConn and Pittsburgh all won over their ACC opponents.  In conference, Florida State crushed Wake Forest, and Georgia Tech broke out the whoopin stick on Virginia.

Pittsburgh 35, Virginia Tech 17.  In the upset of the day Pittsburgh capitalized on four turnovers and  ended the nation’s longest road winning streak. The Hokies were down 21-3 at the half, and couldn’t mount a comeback in the second half against their future Coastal Division rival. VT was held to 59 yards rushing and Logan Thomas threw 3 INTs. Virginia Tech has two more ooc games before travelling to Chapel Hill.

Louisville 39, North Carolina 34. UNC almost pulled off a very impressive comeback on the road. The Tar Heels were down 36-7 at half and 25 in the fourth quarter but came storming back and had a chance for the winning score.  A controversial call/no call on 4th and goal pretty much sealed the deal. Bryn Renner threw 5 touchdown passes, but the Heels could not get anything going in the first half of the game when Louisville stormed out to their big lead. Next up for UNC, ECU comes to town.

NC State 31,  South Alabama 7. NC State had an easy time in their home opener. Mike Glennon threw three touchdown passes and the defense held South Alabama scoreless until late in the fourth quarter. Halfback Mustafa Greene was suspended for the game, no reason yet as to why from TOB, but it didnt really matter in this game. Next up, NC State plays the Citadel.

Florida State 52, Wake Forest 0. Talk about a comeback. Last year running back Chris Thompson broke his back in the game against Wake Forest. One year later he runs for 197 yards and two TDs in the first half. He sat out the second half as FSU rolled and set up a big meeting in Death Valley on Saturday.

Rest of the ACC…

Clemson 41, Furman 7. Georgia Tech 56, Virginia 20. UConn 24, Maryland 21. Duke 54, NCCU 17. Northwestern 22, Boston College 13. Miami 38, Bethune-Cookman 10.




ACC Recap, and Penn State kicker’s foot gets twitter account

Every team in the ACC has at least one win already. No winless teams.

Wake Forest 28, UNC 27. Start was delayed due to bad weather. Tanner Price threw for a career high 327 yards. Wake is on top of the Atlantic Division.

NC State 10 UConn 7 Wolfpack forces 4 turnovers, but Glennon was sacked six times.

Florida State had a running clock in the Savannah State game. It was called in the 3rd quarter because of lightning and the Seminoles were up 55-0.

Virginia Tech beat Austin Peay 42-7, face future conference foe Pittsburgh next.

Georgia Tech and Clemson also won very easily

Virginia won on a last-second missed field goal by Penn State, 17-16. Penn State fans were so irate  at kicker Sam Finken’s misses (he missed an extra point and was 1-5 on field goal attempts) that a twitter account was created, @SamFickensFoot: “Just a misguided foot on a full ride.”

Miami got taken out behind the woodshed by Kansas State 52-13. Boston College Beat Maine, and Maryland almost blew a 23 point lead, beat Temple  36-27.

Duke vs Stanford, oh yeah, just wait until basketball season you west coast hipsters. 50-13 Stanford.

and…South Carolina beat ECU 48-10

Monday Morning Fodder – February 27, 2012

It is Monday, so it is time to look at the weekend that was.  Huge weekend in the ACC, with all 12 teams taking the floor, and only one game being a blowout while two went to overtime.  Hit the jump for more. Continue reading Monday Morning Fodder — February 27, 2012

ACC Round-UP – February 23, 2012

Only one game on the schedule last night, but it proved to be a pretty good one as Duke got revenge at Florida State and moved into sole possession of first place in the ACC.  Okay, technically they are tied with UNC at 11 – 2, but with a win at the Dean Dome in their pocket they own the tie breaker.  The good news for UNC fans is that they will meet again shortly.

As for the game last night, Andre Dawkins proved to be the spark off the bench for the Blue Devils, scoring 22 points in his 21 minutes of floor time as he went six for nine from beyond the arc.  Couple that with Austin Rivers going for 20 points, including four deep balls of his own, and you have a back court that just could not be stopped last night.  Even if Rivers was a paltry 37.5% from the floor as he missed ten shots.  Duke ended the game with 13 threes on 28 attempts for 46.4%.

The Seminoles, meanwhile, only hit four three pointers all game, even though they chucked it up there 15 times (26.7%).  Michael Snaer lead the way for Florida State with 18 points, but like Rivers he did not shoot well as he also missed ten shots.

With company arriving at my estate last night, I only caught the last few minutes of this game.  Thus, I will refrain from any sort of analysis, and will leave that to you guys.  Have at it.

ACC Round-Up – February 22, 2012

Yes, I know that the date today is the 23rd, I’m putting the date being reviewed in the title of these posts.

Now that you are all caught up on last night’s action in the ACC, let’s look forward to tonight.

Just one game on the slate for tonight, as two teams who currently sit a half game behind UNC in the standings (despite both having beaten UNC) at second place will take the floor in Tallahassee, Florida.  Duke will be taking on those dreaded Seminoles, who have used ACC expansion in the proper way as far as basketball goes.  You see, a program that did not exist before joining the conference (even if it was back in what, 1991?) has found a solid footing and is now threatening to win the league.

Tonight is a rematch of a January 21st tilt that saw Florida State go into Durham and win by three.  To sweep Duke would be huge for the Seminoles, who play them surprisingly well.  My prediction?  Florida State will dismantle Duke by double digits.

No matter who wins this game, both squads are firmly in the NCAAT field.

ACC Round-Up – February 21, 2012

There were four games in the ACC last night.  As discussed here, UNC took down NC State.  We also saw Georgia Tech manage only 37 points in a home loss to Clemson. Virginia squeaked past Virginia Tech by two (61 – 59).  Maryland beat Miami by a score of 75 – 70.

This leaves a three way tie at the top of the league:

North Carolina 11 – 2
Duke 10 – 2
Florida State 10 – 2
Virginia 8 – 5
NC State 7 – 6
Miami 7 – 6
Maryland 6 – 7
Clemson 6 – 7
Virginia Tech 4 – 9
Wake Forest 3 – 10
Boston College 3 – 10
Georgia Tech 2 – 11

Monday Morning Fodder – February 20, 2012

Another Monday is upon us, and this one is a holiday.  Remember when people used to get President’s Day as a paid holiday?  While those days are long gone, the days of me bitching about sports are not.  Hit the jump for my thoughts on the ACC’s weekend action, and my take on the Karl Hess situation. Continue reading Monday Morning Fodder — February 20, 2012

Monday Morning Fodder – February 13, 2012

It was a pretty blah sports weekend from my seat, but there are still some things to discuss.  Hit the jump for a few talking points. Continue reading Monday Morning Fodder — February 13, 2012