Florida State followed up its big first round with a huge NFL draft weekend, as the Seminoles led every program in the nation with 11 total picks, setting a new school record.
That's right. The Noles had more picks than national champion Alabama (nine) and SEC power LSU (nine), two schools that played for the national championship following the 2011 season. More than in-state rival Florida (eight), too.
McMurphy on the future of the Big East: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/9000502/catholic-7...
In summary, the Catholic-7 are keeping the Big East name (and therefore branding, which for basketball is a good thing). Xavier, Butler, and possibly Creighton will join the new Big East. And as it is relevant to the ACC, Notre Dame might join the ACC in 2013 instead of 2014.
Assuming that we have a good season and win the Coastal this year, which team would rather play in Charlotte? We already know that the schedule prohibited what should have been a conference game against the Noles (Maryland, really?).
For me the answer is clear: Clemson
Seriously though, can we fire her?
A North Carolina judge declined to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Maryland by the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Guilford County Superior Court Judge John O. Craig III on Monday denied the motion Maryland filed last month.
The school is leaving the ACC for the Big Ten. The ACC sued the school in November to make it pay its $52 million exit fee. Maryland sued the ACC last month in a Maryland court, calling the fee invalid.
Summary: With three minutes remaining, the game was tied at 58. How would the Hokies finish? Would we close like last year's team and suffer another close loss? Would we start a new trend of close wins? These thoughts rushed through my head as Wake Forest took two free throws.
With two minutes remaining, Travis McKie drained a three. Cassell went silent as the Demon Deacons called a timeout. How would we respond? Did we have the confidence to come back? That was quickly answered when Jarell Eddie shot from deep without even thinking. Swish. The Hokies were there to play.
With 14 teams, thanks expansion, playing an 8 game conference schedule, thanks Notre Dame, there was bound to be some repeat road trips by all the schools in the conference. Duke will once again come to Lane Stadium, and Tech will travel back to Miami and Boston College.
The games with opponents traveling to the same site as in 2012 are: Duke at Wake Forest; Duke at Virginia Tech; Miami at Duke; Georgia Tech at Clemson; Virginia Tech at Boston College; and Virginia Tech at Miami.
Before this release, I thought Tech would return to Pittsburgh, instead Miami and Georgia Tech end up back together in the home-away rotation.
Though the conference is releasing just the 2013 ACC opponents at this time, this schedule model may be used as the basis for a full, multi-year schedule in the future.
Dennis Dodd's recent column (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/dennis-dodd/21415170/sourc...) focused on Notre Dame moving from the Big East to the ACC, but also dropped some interesting realignment info from his source(s).
There is no current "list" of expansion candidates to be taken in the near future by the Big Ten
Here is a report (tweet) by Kevin Jones, a sports blogger and producer for WUSA9 TV (CBS, Washington DC) according to his Twitter profile.
Source: Georiga Tech and UVA will announce decision to leave ACC by Monday. Will join Big 10— Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) November 30, 2012
His blog is here: http://www.wusa9.com/sports/blogs/capital9/default.aspx.
Reading Joe's tweet over the weekend comparing modern day ACC to WCW in its dying days really got me thinking. As someone who was (is) a huge wrestling fan, it made me realize that there are some pretty uncanny correlations in the paths of both organizations.
For those not familiar with WCW, World Championship Wrestling was a major league pro wrestling organization in business from the late 80s through early 2001, although its history extends much further back than that.