MMF UPDATE: Warren To Enter NBA Draft

According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, N.C. State sophomore T.J. Warren has decided to enter the NBA Draft, sources tell Yahoo. Formal announcement will come early this week.

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@DavidTeelatDP For the first time since 1979, none of North Carolina’s Big Four is among the Sweet 16.

Sweet Sixteen is set. Virginia is the lone ACC team left in the tournament. Wichita State’s undefeated season ends, SEC has all three teams in the Sweet 16. Johnny Dawkins’ Stanford team knocks off Kansas.

North Carolina was up 8 with under five to play against Iowa State, then lost control of the game.

Virginia Tech hired Buzz Williams away from Marquette

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White tells a fan on twitter that he will buy him season tickets to Falcons games if Mercer beats Duke. Mercer wins, White backpedals.

Creighton Blue Jay mascot does the throat slash gesture to UNC fans after the Iowa State game. Creighton then proceeds to lose by 30.

Mercer’s Kevin Canevari. The NaeNae dancing legend.

Erick Green, ACC POY

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Just stopping in during the football off-season to post congrats to the outstanding Senior PG for the Hokies, Erick Green, who was named ACC Player of the Year today.  A bright, bright spot in an otherwise dreadful season.  I was personally happy to see that the crusty old NC media didn’t overlook his outstanding season.  Read up here:

http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/031213aaa.html

TERMINATED!

“We have terminated coach Seth Greenberg’s tenure as our basketball coach.”

That is how Virginia Tech AD Jim Weaver announced the firing of Seth Greenberg. I wonder if Ah-nold showed up at Greenberg’s door, or maybe it was the T1000.

In a surprising (because of the timing), and somewhat tacky move, Virginia Tech fired Greenberg without any advance notice. Yesterday around noon, a news conference was announced by VT with no clue about what was going to happen. So rumors started flying.

90 minutes later, Greenberg was told by Weaver and associate AD Tom Gabbard, that after nine years on the job he was being fired. He was hosting a recruit at the time. Greenberg had four years left on his contract.

Weaver said it wasnt about the wins and losses and the lack of NCAA Tournament appearances. The Hokies went 15-16 this past season and haven’t made the tournament in five years.

The decision to let Seth go was apparently because of the recent mass exodus of basketball assistants from Virginia Tech. Six have left in the past four years. Three have left in the past few weeks. Assistant Coach James Johnson left for Clemson, even though VT offered him the same amount of money to stay.

“I don’t like coaches leaving an ACC program where we have constantly got to replenish all of our staff,” Weaver said. “I can certainly understand some coaches leaving. But to have as many leave as we had sat the wrong way with me.”

Weaver says that he wants more of a “family atmosphere” in the basketball program, he pointed out Frank Beamer as an example of being successful at doing this.

So who will be the next coach? The Hokies will be very late in the coaching search game, as most coaches have already moved on to different jobs. It will be interesting to see who they go after and who eventually lands in Blacksburg.

Shaka Smart’s name has already come up, maybe they can get his hologram…Tupac style.

#ACCTRNY Friday Open Thread…

I dont know what some teams were playing yesterday, but it wasnt basketball, it was ugly. Looking at you especially Georgia Tech, 36 points?!? Fewest points EVER at the ACC Tournament during the shot clock era.  Way to represent the host city.

Today’s lineup should be better.

12 Noon: North Carolina vs Maryland

2PM: Virginia vs NC State

7PM: Duke vs Virginia Tech

9PM: Florida State vs Miami

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