Freshman Quarterback Review, Part One: ACC
One of the regular assumptions here and elsewhere holds that, whatever a player's performance as a freshman, automatically add major gains to his sophomore projections. He had no idea what he was doing; now he does. Hence: he will be better. He'll probably be awesome, in fact, since who's good enough to start despite having no idea what he's doing? Someone awesome. WEB RUN
2008 ACC Football Preview
When Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College hooked up with the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2004, it was supposed to make for the greatest conference in football while crushing the Big East. Since that merger, the Big East has flourished while the ACC is 0-for in Bowl Championship Series games (Florida State '05 Orange Bowl, Wake Forest '06 Orange Bowl, Virginia Tech '07 Orange Bowl) and has produced the worst BCS team in terms of record since the system's inception (8-5 FSU, 2005). Is this the year things turn around? WEB RUN
Football Players Making a Difference Both On and Off the Field
Three Wake Forest University football players are among a group of WFU students and faculty spending the next two weeks in Kenya and Tanzania, assisting with the Nyanya Project.
Founded by Mary Martin Niepold, the Nyanya Project helps grandmothers in Africa who are raising their grandchildren who have been orphaned by AIDS. The non-profit group helps these grandmothers learn skills and develop economic self-reliance through a program created by Niepold.
Worst Fans In The ACC
“Which ACC fan base is the worst?” Former NC State punter Austin Herbert posed that question to AG yesterday. Here’s mine, again based on stereotypes associated with each school: 5.) NC State, 4.) Duke 3.) Clemson 2.) Miami 1.) Maryland
- Crude, disgusting, and at times dangerous. Ask Carlos Boozer’s mom. WEBRUN
Wake Forest Ranked 17th in Lindy's Preseason Poll
Lindy's Sports Annals has ranked the Wake Forest football team No. 17 in its 2008 preseason national poll. The magazine, which hit newsstands this month, also projects the Demon Deacons to finish second overall in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
ACC football coaches: Whose seat is hot?
Now is as good a time as any to take a look at the conference coaches and just how hot their seats are in 2008. I should let you know that I don’t think any of the 12 are truly on the hot seat. Some are on warmer seats that others, but, short of some scandal, I don’t think we’ll see much change after this coming season. But I am predicting one coaching change after 2008. Keep reading to see which coach I think is gone. WEBRUN
RAWFS Complimented By "The Gray Lady"
Congratulations to the Red and White from State blog for their mention in the New York Times.
Judge agrees that Duke is Godawful
A Circuit Court judge in Kentucky has sided with Duke
in a breach of contract lawsuit brought forth by Louisville. The Blue Devils backed out of a four-game series against the Cardinals with three dates remaining. The contract called for a penalty of $150,000 a game if a date with a "team of similar stature" could not be arranged. - WEBRUN
UVA's Dombrowski, FSU's Simmons & NC State's Holtz Named to the College Football Hall of Fame
From the national ballot of 75 candidates and a pool of hundreds of eligible nominees, Archie Manning, chairman of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, announced the 2008 College Football Hall of Fame Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) Class. The announcement includes three men with ACC ties. Virginia offensive tackle Jim Dombrowski and Florida State nose guard Ron Simmons were listed among the players tabbed, while one-time NC State head coach Lou Holtz was one of the two coaches selected.
Atlantic Coast Conference announces 2008 Spring Sportsmanship Award recipients
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the recipients of the 2008 Spring Sportsmanship Awards. Teams receiving the awards have conducted themselves with a high degree of character and good sportsmanship, as determined by a vote of the league’s players and coaches.