Attrition Galore

This year there are quite a few early departures for the NBA draft.  Hit the jump to see a current list of players who have declared.  Who should have stayed?  Who else should have gone?  How does this change the landscape for next season? Continue reading Attrition Galore

Monday Morning Fodder

The NCAA will announce the punishment for UNC football today at 3pm.

Great weekend for college basketball fans. Brackets are set, madness begins on Tuesday with the First Four, second round begins on Thursday.

Congratulations to Florida State, 2012 ACC Tournament Champions. First ever ACC Tournament win for the Seminoles. Championship game came down to the last possession as they held off UNC 85-82.

Some ACC Tournament history was made as Leonard Hamilton became the first African-American coach to win the ACC Tournament. Not a bad year for the ACC Coach of the Year. Seminoles beat both of “The Blues” twice and were undefeated in the state of North Carolina.

More about the Brackets after the jump…

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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 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

Game Day in the ACC

A lot happened last night in the world of NC State athletics.  Mark Gottfried showed up at the Free Expression Tunnel for the “Ram Roast” and had quit a bit to say, although I have yet to hear any of it.  More goodness after the jump. Continue reading Game Day in the ACC

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

Monday Morning Fodder – January 23, 2012

It’s another Monday morning, so it looks like it’s time to recap the weekend.  Anything worth talking about happen?  Holy crap what a weekend.  NFL, Joe Paterno, ACC action…  it’s all after the jump. Continue reading Monday Morning Fodder — January 23, 2012

Duke Stops Virginia’s Streak at 12

The longest winning streak in the ACC came to a halt last night, as Virginia lost 61 – 58 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham.  Mike Scott led the Cavaliers with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Duke used a balanced attack that saw four players reach double figures in points and a fifth tally nine.  Contrast that with Virginia, who also received 14 points from Joe Harris, but saw Jontel Evans and Sammy Zeglinksi, both starters, combine for zero points on 0 – 14 shooting.

For UVA to get lackluster scoring from so many players, yet still only lose by three points in Durham is pretty remarkable.  They out rebounded the Blue Devils by seven grabbing 34 boards, including 14 offensive rebounds.  They also had more assists and less turnovers than Duke.

While UVA would certainly have liked to take this one, they should hold their heads high knowing that even when they have an off night shooting, they can still play with the best in the ACC.  Scott continued to play like the best player in the conference, and it will be interesting to see how he does on the 19th against Georgia Tech, when the Cavs next take the floor.

Duke, on the other hand, plays at Clemson on Sunday.  This is a classic trap game, as the Blue Devils may feel a little relaxed after getting past Virginia and with Wake up next after Clemson.

ACC Primer – Virginia

We hit on the University of Virginia’s OOC schedule a little bit here, but let’s go more in depth, shall we?  Hit the jump for the breakdown. Continue reading ACC Primer — Virginia