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  • We are in an era of short-attention spans, where history means five years ago. People forget that Duke was a football powerhouse before it was a basketball powerhouse. Duke coach David Cutcliffe doesn’t have to drum up the spirits of Wallace Wade or Ace Parker (look ‘em up kids), all he has to do is point to recent success. “For the generation we are dealing with, three years is tradition,” […]

    Duke building a winning culture in football, coach says

    We are in an era of short-attention spans, where history means five years ago. People forget that Duke was a football powerhouse before it was a basketball powerhouse. Duke coach David Cutcliffe doesn’t have to drum up the spirits of Wallace Wade or Ace Parker (look ‘em up kids), all he has to do is point to recent success. “For the generation we are dealing with, three years is tradition,” […]

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  • Defending national champion Florida State is the consensus choice to repeat as Atlantic Division champion and defeat Miami in the 10th annual Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game, according to a poll of media members in attendance at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff at Grandover Resort. Reigning Heisman Trophy winner and Walter Camp National Player of the Year Jameis Winston, who led the Seminoles to an unbeaten season […]

    FSU picked to win ACC title; Duke chosen 2nd in Coastal

    Defending national champion Florida State is the consensus choice to repeat as Atlantic Division champion and defeat Miami in the 10th annual Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game, according to a poll of media members in attendance at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff at Grandover Resort. Reigning Heisman Trophy winner and Walter Camp National Player of the Year Jameis Winston, who led the Seminoles to an unbeaten season […]

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  • Speaking at the ACC Football Kickoff media event in Greensboro, ACC Coordinator of Officials Doug Rhoads gave statistical backup that goes against conventional wisdom of the average fan. For one, he says, replays don’t take very long, and two, officials are ultimately getting it right. Only a little more than one in five replays resulted in an overturned call last season. The game was stopped 210 times in ACC games […]

    ACC official says replay, rule changes working well

    Speaking at the ACC Football Kickoff media event in Greensboro, ACC Coordinator of Officials Doug Rhoads gave statistical backup that goes against conventional wisdom of the average fan. For one, he says, replays don’t take very long, and two, officials are ultimately getting it right. Only a little more than one in five replays resulted in an overturned call last season. The game was stopped 210 times in ACC games […]

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  • Commissioner John Swofford looked ahead with excitement and anticipation on Sunday as he met with a record media contingent at the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 43rd annual Football Kickoff. “The combination of the league’s 15 member institutions is remarkable, and this conference has never been stronger and better positioned,” Swofford said. A three-year period of growth culminated with Louisville’s official entry into the conference on July 1. The ACC Football Kickoff […]

    ACC commissioner Swofford gives state of the conference address

    Commissioner John Swofford looked ahead with excitement and anticipation on Sunday as he met with a record media contingent at the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 43rd annual Football Kickoff. “The combination of the league’s 15 member institutions is remarkable, and this conference has never been stronger and better positioned,” Swofford said. A three-year period of growth culminated with Louisville’s official entry into the conference on July 1. The ACC Football Kickoff […]

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Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Gage Smith of Florida State leads the sport’s All-ACC Academic Baseball Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Smith graduated with a double bachelor’s degree in business marketing and management following the spring semester. He was selected to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team for 2014 and earned FSU Dean’s List honors in the fall […]

14 Triangle-area players make All-ACC Academic baseball team

Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Gage Smith of Florida State leads the sport’s All-ACC Academic Baseball Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Smith graduated with a double bachelor’s degree in business marketing and management following the spring semester. He was selected to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team for 2014 and earned FSU Dean’s List honors in the fall […]

In light of the news that the NCAA is reopening its investigation of UNC, athletic director Bubba Cunningham has made this statement: “The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a verbal notice of inquiry from the NCAA that it will reopen its 2011 examination of academic irregularities. The NCAA has determined that additional people with information and others who were previously uncooperative might now be willing to […]

UNC AD responds to news of NCAA reopening investigation

In light of the news that the NCAA is reopening its investigation of UNC, athletic director Bubba Cunningham has made this statement: “The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a verbal notice of inquiry from the NCAA that it will reopen its 2011 examination of academic irregularities. The NCAA has determined that additional people with information and others who were previously uncooperative might now be willing to […]

Though the 2014 NHL Draft wasn’t as stacked as others with top-end defensive talent, there were two blue-liners that caught scouts’ attention, and one was taken first overall. The other was Haydn Fleury, selected seventh overall by the Carolina Hurricanes. “I really don’t have many words to say,” Fleury said in his first media scrum as a member of the Canes. “It’s an unreal experience, and I’m very excited to […]

Hurricanes select Fleury, a defenseman, in NHL first round

Though the 2014 NHL Draft wasn’t as stacked as others with top-end defensive talent, there were two blue-liners that caught scouts’ attention, and one was taken first overall. The other was Haydn Fleury, selected seventh overall by the Carolina Hurricanes. “I really don’t have many words to say,” Fleury said in his first media scrum as a member of the Canes. “It’s an unreal experience, and I’m very excited to […]

Florida State football Heisman Trophy winner and baseball pitcher Jameis Winston joins Maryland women’s basketball All-American Alyssa Thomas as the top male and female ACC athletes for the 2013-14 academic year, as voted upon the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). Duke golf All-American Celine Boutier, who got my vote, came in third for top female ACC athlete. She won two national player of the year awards. Basketball is a […]

FSU’s Winston, Maryland’s Thomas voted ACC Athletes of the Year

Florida State football Heisman Trophy winner and baseball pitcher Jameis Winston joins Maryland women’s basketball All-American Alyssa Thomas as the top male and female ACC athletes for the 2013-14 academic year, as voted upon the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). Duke golf All-American Celine Boutier, who got my vote, came in third for top female ACC athlete. She won two national player of the year awards. Basketball is a […]



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