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  • ACC Roundup: Irish staying the course

    ACC Roundup: Irish staying the course

    The greatest thing about the addition of Louisville, Notre Dame, Pitt, and Syracuse into the ACC is the balance of power is spread across the league.  Look at the top where Duke and North Carolina generally sat for many years.  No. 2 Virginia continues to lock down people with it’s defense while the No. 10 Fighting Irish are breathing down the Cavaliers’ collective necks. The Irish are 22-4 and have maybe the top clutch presence in the nation in Jerian Grant and then arguably as much depth as anyone in the ACC.  Possibly four wins on the road in this […]

     
  • Atlantic 10 Tempo Tuesday: Fit to be tied

    Credit: Thom Kendall Photography/University of Massachusetts Media Relations

    A four way tie. Dayton, VCU, Rhode Island and UMass are deadlocked in first place at 9-3. A game behind is Davidson. The regular season title is up for grabs and in reach. For those not fortunate to enter the winner’s circle, there are added incentives.  Getting a high seed for the post season tournament.  Securing resume’ building victories and gaining momentum for a strong showing in the conference tournament.  Naturally, success in Brooklyn can lead to the Big Dance and/or a higher tournament seed. Even without the regular season trophy, there is a lot at stake. The numbers, provided by […]

     
  • Auburn taking on Pearl’s mantra in year one

    Credit: Auburn University

    When Auburn Tigers athletic director Jay Jacobs hired Bruce Pearl last spring, he knew he hired the total package.  Pearl’s strengths as one of the nation’s top basketball coaches go well beyond his renowned X’s and O’s, scouting reports, recruiting, and off-season individual work outs.  Pearl knows how to handle adversity and relate to his players. The throes of the tough SEC schedule have proven this as Pearl’s Tigers have predictably struggled as he starts to rebuild a basketball program that has been in the doldrums almost as long as the Oakland Raiders’ 12-year sabbatical from the NFL playoffs.  Both […]