ACC Football Daily Links — Nevin Shapiro Keeps Talking About Miami and the NCAA From Jail

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Monday through Friday each week, we compile the best links on ACC football from around the web.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

In Jailhouse Interviews, Nevin Shapiro Still Talking About Miami, NCAA (

I once served on a jury for a drug case in which a number of dodgy characters took the stand. I remember one of the instructions we got from the judge before going off to reach a verdict: “You take your witnesses as you find them.” In this week’s Sports Illustrated, Pete Thamel and I explore the NCAA’s investigation into Miami athletics and the ‘Cane mutineer at the heart of the case, notorious booster Nevin Shapiro…

Howard’s Rock Vandalized (The Clemson Insider)

Howard’s Rock, which the Clemson Tigers have rubbed prior to running down the Hill since 1966, was vandalized on June 3 after someone broke into Memorial Stadium and then shattered the case that protects it. A big piece of the rock was removed from the side that faces the gates behind the Hill. Sources have confirmed to us that the Clemson Athletic Department is working closely with police…

Conference Realignment Hypothetical: West Virginia to the ACC (BC Interruption)

Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples recently doled out grades for each of the last few conference realignment moves. Staples handed out a trio of Bs for the ACC’s additions of Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Louisville, and a B+ for the halvsies deal with Notre Dame. The Big Ten received a B- for poaching Maryland and a D for its addition of Rutgers … because, well, Rutgers…

Wake Forest Rushing to Find Offense in 2013 (Blogger So Dear)

Fans of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons hit their respective pillows the night of November 3, 2012 with visions of another bowl bid dancing (okay, maybe just sitting around playing cards) in their heads. After all, the Deacs had just dispatched Boston College, 28-14, leaving Wake Forest with 5-4 record with three games remaining on the schedule…

More Ideas on Fixing ACC Football Schedule, Including Abolishing Divisions (Daily Press)

Suggestions for overhauling ACC football’s divisions and conference schedule sprouted anew last week when the league announced a rotation of crossover opponents for the 2014-24 seasons. I chimed in, and readers offered several creative alternatives. This week, cyberspace has heard from two other precincts: Andy Bitter, the tireless Virginia Tech beat reporter for the Roanoke Times and Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, and TheKeyPlay…

Duke’s Cutcliffe Talks Playoff Selection Committee, Balance (Fox Sports South)

Duke head coach David Cutcliffe has always been a media-friendly guy, and he held a special Football 101 session for the press on Wednesday at Duke. It’s the third year he’s done that, and even seasoned football media showed up to learn from one of the best offensive minds in the game.A lot of the specifics are not for public consumption, since it had to do with Duke’s strategies…

Hurricanes Player Profiles: The Rise of Clive Walford (State of the U)

Only a week into Clive Walford’s first week of workouts on the Glades Central High football team, coach Randy Shannon had seen enough. Up until he first dawned pads, Clive was a power forward for the Raiders and following his first take on the field, he had received a scholarship from the place he would soon call home, the University of Miami…

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One thought on “ACC Football Daily Links — Nevin Shapiro Keeps Talking About Miami and the NCAA From Jail

  1. I think we’ll eventually see a better scheduling system (probably eliminating the divisional rule like proposed in the Daily Press article above) but it will take a while. Once the reality sinks in that there are so many desirable match ups being left on the table, the TV partners will demand more flexible scheduling. It would also be a good way to drive up the value of conference TV contracts know that the realignment well has been mined out and closed off thanks to grants of rights. There’s too much money being left on the table for the current setups to last more than a few years. Much like realignment, it will happen slowly and haphazardly, though. College presidents don’t have enough vision to make grand sweeping changes. That’s why the ACC went to 12 in 2003 and tried to follow the SEC’s example instead of consuming the whole Big East and locking up the entire eastern seaboard and all it’s large media markets in order to create the first genuine super conference. College administrators are a lot like Hollywood executives. They’re all sitting around waiting for someone else to make the first move so they can mimic it.

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