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Miami Suspends Quarterback Kevin Olsen At Least 1 Game

According to the NBC affiliate in Miami, Hurricanes starting quarterback Kevin Olsen will be suspended at least one game for a failed drug test. Miami Hurricanes QB Kevin Olsen will be suspended for at least 1 game this season for failed drug test. No comment from UM at this point. — Adam Kuperstein (@AKuperstein) August 1, 2014 While Miami has yet to confirm this news, one...
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UNC's Ryan Switzer Mentions the H-Word

As in Heisman. Via Inside Carolina. "Any time you can get in the end zone as many times as I did and any time you can perform like I did, your confidence is going to skyrocket," Switzer told reporters at the Kenan Football Center recently. "I set some big goals for my freshman year and I’ve set even bigger goals coming into my sophomore and junior seasons. I feel...
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The Most Important Season-Opener In Louisville Football History Is 1 Month Away

In non-professional sports cities like Louisville where there is a legitimate offseason, the game-less summer months serve as an annual host for endless debates of historical bests, worsts and greatest. These discussions succeed in passing the time, but rarely result in anything resembling a conclusion. This summer, though, there is a glaring exception. In one month, the Louisville...
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UNC: Defensive Front Becoming A Thin Blue Line

The North Carolina Tar Heel football team reported for camp today a players less than it expected as the team prepares for it’s opening kickoff against Liberty.   The defensive line was already a concern for North Carolina as the Tar heels lost Tim Jackson and Kareem Martin to the NFL.  This week @Insidecarolina reported four players including Shawn Underwood and Greg Webb would...
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Coaches Poll is out; Did the coaches get it right?

The pre-season Coaches poll is out, and now it’s time to analyze if the coaches got it right. 1 Florida State Seminoles Hard to argue with the defending National Champions, who return Heisman Trophy QB Jameis Winston, not being Number 1. No problem here. 2 Alabama ...
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UNC Football Dealing With Some Attrition

The News and Observer is reporting that three Tar Heels are no longer with the team and a fourth will not be on the 105 man roster when training camp opens on Friday. Via Andrew Carter at the N&O Senior defensive tackle Shawn Underwood, redshirt freshman defensive tackle Greg Webb and sophomore linebacker Clint Heaven are no longer on the North Carolina football team, a team...
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UNC ranked #23 in Preseason Coaches Poll

The third season of the Larry Fedora era will begin with the Tar Heels ranked in the top 25 of the Amway Coaches Poll.  It marks the first time since 2010 UNC has been ranked in the coaches poll to start the season. The Heels check in at #23. UNC is one of three ACC teams and the only Coastal Division team included in the rankings. Florida State is #1 with 56 first place votes and...
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Is Sheldon Jeter Ready to Start for Pitt?

Does forward Sheldon Jeter have what it takes to start for the Pittsburgh Panthers this season after sitting out an entire year? Recently, an article written by fellow Cardiac Hill contributor, Aron Minkoff, got me thinking a lot more about the potential starting lineup(s) for the Pittsburgh Panthers this upcoming season.  I am not going to spend too much time speculating about...
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Florida State Football Preview

After breaking the SEC's stranglehold on winning national championships, one could think that Florida State may take a step back. However, not many reams return the Heisman winning quarterback, five senior linemen (all of whom could garner all-conference awards), and a defense littered with potential first round draft picks. While there are some challenging opponents on this...
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Syracuse Links - Will DaJuan Coleman Play This Year?

It's the big question for SU basketball headed into the season. Syracuse basketball big man Dajuan Coleman makes progress; Will he play this season? | syracuse.com On Tuesday afternoon, Coleman said he believed he had made significant progress toward that goal. Did he think, he was asked, that he could play this season? "Yeah, definitely," he said. "That's...
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Cover Four: Reason's UNC Will Win the Coastal Division

Larry Fedora is set to begin his third year at North Carolina and the Tar Heels have the pieces in place to make a run at the Coastal Division championship with a chance to play the winner of the Atlantic for its first ACC championship since 1980.  The Tar Heels have a great opportunity in front of them and today we will focus on four reasons the Tar Heels can win the Coastal division...
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ACC Football Championship odds to win according to Bovada

Talking with Bovada, and he told me the updated ACC championship and Division odds for 2014: NCAA Football 2014-2015 Season - Odds to win the ACC Championship Florida State                             4/11 Clemson                                   10/1 Louisville                                 ...
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Georgia Tech Football Preview

The 2013 season was a very average season for Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets won seven games for the second straight season, and went to a bowl game for a school record 17th straight season. After the season, quarterback Vad Lee transferred, and there were talks that Paul Johnson's job was in jeopardy. Johnson is back, hoping to improve on last season's performance, and...
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Louisville's Akoy Agau Having Surgery Tuesday Morning

Akoy Agau kicked off the average U of L fan's Tuesday with a bit of a punch in the gut when he posted the following picture on Instagram: As Agau mentions in the description, he is in Philadelphia, where word is that he is having surgery performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. The hospital is the same place where Taquan Dean went to have sports hernia surgery for "...
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Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere 7/29

This time next month we’ll be preparing for our first weekend of college football and all will be right with the world. ACC Bloggers what do you have for us? Let’s start with our recent podcast guests from Boston College and Miami. Boston College blog SoaringtoGlory asks BC fans what kind of record are they predicting for this season.  StateoftheU, the Miami blog, looks at...
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Reasons NC State Will Go Bowling in 2014

NC State starts 2014 putting Dave Doeren’s first year in the rear view mirror.  In today’s cover four issue we look at four reasons why the Wolfpack will go Bowling at the end of this season. Dave Doeren is a good head coach.  Now I know most will point to last season in Raleigh as proof against this statement however Doeren was 23-4 in his previous two seasons at Northern...
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UNC's Offensive Line Seeks Improvement in 2014

North Carolina struggled to run the football in 2013 and coincidentally the offensive line struggled with consistency as well.  The Tar Heels young linemen were thrown in the fire last year and that the adversity should pay dividends for a unit that was criticized throughout 2014. Lucas Crowley returns taking over at center for Russell Bodine who left after his junior season for...
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Looking at UNC's Running Back Position

North Carolina finally has depth at the running back position and all four backs will see the field early in the season.  It will be interesting to see how Seth Littrell involves each running back in the offense and if one or two of these players separates them self from the rest of group. TJ Logan was not available for North Carolina early in the year do to an injury however once...
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Best ACC Players at their Position : Breakdown Per Team

We’ve finished our top 5 ACC players at each position. Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Recievers | Offensive Line | Tight Ends | Defensive Linemen | Linebackers | Cornerbacks | Safeties | Special Teams How did it breakdown by team? There were 50 total players that made the rankings. No surprise that Florida State had the highest percentage of players with...
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The 2014 Montrezl Harrell Shattered Backboards Tour Rolls On

Some people choose to spend their summer months catching up on missed TV shows, hitting up concerts or traveling to the beach. Others enjoy spending this time abusing elaborate contraptions so thoroughly that their glass portion is shattered and they can never be utilized again. One of the members of this exclusive summer group plays basketball for the Louisville Cardinals. Louisville...
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Obligatory Kennedy Meeks Windmill Dunk Video

This comes via Kennedy Meeks' Instragram and delivers visual evidence of both Meeks' new-found dunking ability and his chiseled frame. I am guessing if ESPN did a top 50 list of strength and conditioning coaches in college basketball Jonas Sahratian would be at the top of the list. Joe Giglio of the News and Observer raises an interesting point on preseason ACC predictions...
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Ranking the 5 best Special Teams Players in the ACC for 2014

It’s our final player rankings, before we get into our team predictions. We have our Special Teams player rankings. No comments for these, just watch the videos, and you’ll these are some of the best special teams players in the country. Previous and Upcoming Rankings Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Recievers | Offensive Line | Tight Ends | Defensive Linemen | Linebackers...
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Thoughts on the 2014 Pre-Season All-ACC Football Team

The pre-season All-ACC Team for the 2014 was released a couple of days ago. Here are my thoughts on how the media voted. I like Jamison Crowder at WR. He was in my ACC Top 5 WR list, but  I may have put Tyler Boyd of Pittsburgh ahead of him. Another though is that other than Jameis Winston and Kendall Fuller and a handful of Juniors, the All-ACC team was largely a Senior driven...
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Pittsburgh: Piecing together a starting five

Based on Tuesday's practice, the Panthers best starting five might surprise you. With less than three months remaining before the start of the 2014-15 basketball season, it is time to begin looking at possible starting fives. Tuesday's practice allowed us to see a lot of what the Panthers plan to do and are capable of. Who will start for the Panthers? And, is that any different...
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Syracuse: The Five Phases of Jim Boeheim

Jim Boeheim is about to coach his 39th season with the Syracuse Orange and we all have grown accustomed to his nose-picking and rather stubborn approach that has brought him a lot of success. As the landscape of college basketball is changing in ways it never has, Boeheim seems to be making moves towards changing his ways as well. When you are the head coach of one of America'...
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