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Rodney Hood declares for the NBA Draft

Rodney Hood officially declared for the NBA Draft on Friday.  The announcement comes a day after his former teammate Jabari Parker declared also.  Hood was suspected to be leaning that way for quite a while. Hood averaged 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game this past season. He sat out the 2012-13 season per NCAA transfer rules. "Rodney had two terrific years...
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Ranking the ACC Football Coaches for 2014

It’s the college football off-season so that’s the time for opinions galore on teams, players and of course coaches. We’ll be doing that during the course spring and summer starting with the coaches. Coming off the 2014 season who’s the ACC’s number 1 coach? This isn’t a career based ranking, though it’s not completely ignored either. As with anything  it’s a what...
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Expect ACC to play an influential role as playoff era begins

Here is an interesting piece from CBSSportsline’s Dennis Dodd titled “Expect ACC to play an influential role as playoff era begins” that was written a couple of days ago. Dodds looks at where the ACC was 2 years ago and then at the conference’s promising future. It is fascinating to remember realignment-palooza of 2012. There were some that felt that ACC was in real danger...
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Duke's Parker declares for the NBA draft

Jabari Parker announced today that he is declaring for the NBA draft  The announcement should come as no surprise to fans as Parker is expected to be among the top 3 picks.  In an interesting twist, Parker gave his explanation of his decision to Sports Illustrated.  After losing in the NCAA tournament, I needed to clear my mind. I was incredibly disappointed and blamed myself...
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Player compensation: Put the bagmen in charge

I swear I've had it up to here already. I've come to the conclusion that something had to fill the void of conference realignment, and that something is college athlete compensation. I figure it that way because I'm already darn sick of it and because so much stupidity gets tossed around with no critical thinking attached, and whatever comes out the back end of this...
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Can UNC Expect a Return Visit From the NCAA?

The latest Kane Klassic raises the hopes of ABCers everywhere that information from Deborah Crowder may bring the NCAA back to campus. But history and the NCAA's own rules make that likelihood remote. As expected, Dan Kane of the News and Observer responded to Friday's beatdown by three independent reviewers of his golden goose Mary Willingham by not acknowledging it at all...
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Syracuse Football Introduces New Nike Uniforms For 2014 Season

The Orange will have three base uniforms next season, none of which are actually orange. Go figure. Syracuse Athletics promised a major announcement on Wednesday afternoon in DestinyUSA and they did not disappoint as they unveiled four new Syracuse Orange football uniforms for the 2014 season. 1st look: the base uniform pic.twitter.com/ddNZrbneFH — Niko Tamurian (@NikoTamurian...
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Georgia Tech picks up USF transfer Josh Heath

Over the weekend, Georgia Tech added a guard in USF transfer Josh Heath.  Heath, the son of former USF coach Stan Heath, has precedent on his side in terms of being immediately eligible. In theory Heath would have to sit out the 2014-15 season per NCAA transfer rules, but the case of former Pitt guard Trey Zeigler raises the question of whether or not Georgia Tech should consider...
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ACC Basketball Head Coaches: The Relationship Between Salary and Success

A recent study conducted by Deadspin revealed that collegiate basketball and football coaches are the highest paid public employees in 40 of the 50 states. 27 of the 40 are football coaches, and basketball coaches represent the other 13 states. Considering that the ACC is considered as a basketball-first conference, I was surprised that only one state in the conference, North Carolina...
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Is Duke's Jabari Parker going to turn pro?

We will find out very soon if Duke is going to be the consensus number 1 ranked basketball team going into the 2014 season. Why? That’s when we find if Duke’s Jabari Parker will turn pro or return for his sophomore season. The list of underclassmen leaving is a long one, and there’s plenty of talent there.  Personally I don’t think it’s a slam dunk he goes. We know if...
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UNC Holds Annual Basketball Awards Ceremony

Let's just say Marcus Paige cleaned up. Via UNC press release CHAPEL HILL – University of North Carolina sophomore guard Marcus Paige won nine awards, including the Dean Smith Most Valuable Player honor, at the men’s basketball team’s awards ceremony Tuesday evening. The Marion, Iowa, native also was named team co-captain, won the team’s top academic award and the Carolina...
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Virginia basketball season in review, 2

Continuing the series begun last week. #12 - Joe Harris - Sr. SF This season: As predicted, Harris's raw numbers went down this year.  He scored less and rebounded less, and played fewer minutes too.  And as predicted, this was a good sign; it meant more reliance on a larger number of teammates.  Spread things out and it can only be a good thing. Harris's shooting percentages...
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Tracking Player Three Point Shooting During Their UNC Careers

With so much attention focused on UNC's perimeter offense, particularly the three pointer, let's take a look at what UNC players in the Roy Williams era have typically shot from three. Player Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Rashad McCants* 41.4...
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Is an ACC Network announcement on hold or on schedule?

Let's take a look at the potential timeline for an ACC Network. We heard about first rumblings about the possibility of an ACC network back in the Summer of the 2012. In November of 2012 it appeared the ACC was in the exploratory phases with ESPN according to Duke AD Kevin White.  . Then the ACC signed it’s GOR in April of last year, and it an article by the Charlotte Observer...
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Syracuse: 2015 Guard Franklin Howard Commits To Orange

The four-star guard is part of the 2015 class, joining SG Malachi Richardson and PF Tyler Lydon. On the same day when Syracuse Orange fans found out they were losing a great player, they may have gained a new one. Four-star guard Franklin Howard committed to play for the Orange starting in 2015 during a televised announcement Monday night. It's his birthday, too, so Happy Birthday...
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Syracuse: Sophomore Jerami Grant Is Going Pro

The sophomore forward is projected anywhere between 15th and 25th in most 2014 NBA Draft mock drafts. And so it goes. Sophomore forward Jerami Grant is forgoing his final two seasons with the Syracuse Orange and going pro, per Pete Thamel. The official announcement is expected later today. Son Of Harvey, Nephew Of Horace is being projected anywhere between 15th and 25th in most...
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Montrezl Harrell returning to Louisville

Big man Montrezl Harrell will be returning to Louisville next season and playing in his 3rd conference in as many seasons.  Harrell and the Cardinals will be part of the ACC officially on July 1st. Harrell averaged 14.0 points and 8.4 boards as a sophomore for Rick Pitino’s club and was projected as the No. 19 pick in the 2014 Draft, according to Draft Express. Harrell...
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Pitt assistant Barry Rohrssen heading to Kentucky

Pitt will be looking for a new assistant basketball coach. Barry "Slice" Rohrssen to Kentucky is "done," source tells @SNYtv — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 14, 2014  Rumors have been circling for days, and it appears now it is a done deal that Pitt assistant Barry "Slice" Rohrssen will be taking an assistant coaching job at the University of...
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Which college can produce the best NBA starting five?

I was inspired to rank the best NBA starting five by colleges after reading Wake Forest's own Tom Haberstroh's work on ESPN.com where he used a statistical model to determine which colleges have produced the best draft pick value over the past 24 years. As it turns out, Wake Forest was number one. Did that exceptional value translate into Wake Forest being able to produce...
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Adonis Filer will transfer from Clemson

Clemson has announced that guard Adonis Filer will transfer from Clemson after the semester ends.  Filer, the second Tiger to transfer (Devin Coleman) this season, leaves an open spot should forward K.J. McDaniels choose to return for his senior year. "We thank Adonis for the hard work he has given to our program these past two seasons," head coach Brad Brownell said...
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Breaking down the independent review of Mary Willingham's data

The University of North Carolina has released the findings from a review of Mary Willingham's data and claim regarding student-athlete reading levels at the school. The review, which was conducted by three experts in the field independent of each other concluded the data did not support the claims Willingham has made and the media has parroted since January. The executive summary...
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Duke: Parker's decision; Freshmen excel at Hoop Summit

The 3 Duke freshmen combined to score 43 of Team USA's 84 points in their 84-73 win over the International team.  Justise Winslow led Team USA with 16 points off of the bench.  Tyus Jones led the team in minutes played and finished with 13 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds.  Jahlil Okafor scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. You can see the full box score here. Adam Zagoria...
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UNC Football Spring Game Recap

UNC held its annual spring game on Saturday with the Blue team made up of many returning starters knocked off the White team 38-17. While there are various players fighting for playing time next fall, the focus of this game was on the two quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Marquise Williams. Both players are competing to be the starting signal caller when UNC opens up play against Liberty...
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Wake Forest: Randolph Childress to be retained as Assistant

Evan Daniels reported earlier this afternoon that Randolph Childress will be retained by Danny Manning as an assistant. The 2013-2014 season was Childress' first season on the bench for the Demon Deacons. In the prior season he served as the Director of Player Development. The Wake Forest legend will be joined on staff by fellow assistants Steve Woodberry and Brett Ballard...
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Jerami Grant Watch: 'We'll See What Happens'

Jim Boeheim doesn't know any more than you do. The impending decision by Jerami Grant as to whether or not he'll return to play for the Syracuse Orange is something a lot of Orange fans are dreading. There's the decision itself, of course. That could go a way you don't want it to. But then there's also the Jim Boeheim reaction, which, honest or not, could lead...
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