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ACC Daily Links, August 23

Friday, August 23, 2013 11:01am
By: Brian Geisinger

Happy Friday to ya, you guys. By now, most of you already know that the ACC men’s basketball schedules for the 2013-14 season were released Thursday – which, even as we near the verge of football season, was a nice reminder that college hoops is on the horizon, too.

Boston College

Steve Donahue’s Eagles finally have the experience and firepower necessary to compete in the vaunted ACC; check out their schedule, which includes of out-of-conference foes: UConn, Purdue and Southern Cal. BC Interruption analyzes who may or may not redshirt during Steve Addazio’s inaugural season.

Clemson

Quarterback Tajh Boyd has been clicking on all cylinders during fall camp, which greatly pleases his offensive coordinator, Chad Morris. Here’s Clemson’s conference schedule for men’s basketball games. The Clemson women’s soccer team will head south to take on Auburn in their season opener.

Duke

Krzyzewski vs. Boeheim; Cameron Indoor vs. the Carrier Dome; the new ACC is here, including its basketball schedule. If you had to win one game, which college basketball coach would you want leading your troops?

Florida State

Get to know Noles’ left guard Jose Matias better. Leonard Hamilton’s squad’s 2013-14 schedule is set; here is a closer examination of FSU’s schedule.

Georgia Tech

From The Rumble Seat provides insight into how some former Yellow Jackets are fairing in the NFL – reminder: Demaryius Thomas is very good at football.

Maryland

Lose one 7-footer (Alex Len), gain another: Trayvon Reed, a 7-1 center from Powder Springs, Ga., in the class of 2014, committed to the Terps yesterday. Here is Maryland’s schedule as Mark Turgeon leads them through one last ACC season.

Miami

Al Golden appears to have the once mighty Hurricanes football program back on the right track, and it is showing in season ticket sales, which, the Miami Herald reports, have jumped more than 6,000 since last season. There will be a lot of new faces of the court for the Hurricanes men’s basketball team this season; here is their conference schedule.

North Carolina

Here’s a look at the potential impact of freshman big man Kennedy Meeks. Andrew Carter gives some initial thoughts on the Tar Heels’ conference schedule for men’s basketball. In women’s soccer, UNC is once again reloading for a national-title run.

N.C. State

The Pack’s 2013-14 schedule is out, including a nationally televised contest against Duke on Jan. 18. Thursday, Shadrach Thornton, the Pack’s talented sophomore tailback, received a deferred prosecution in Wake County court.

Notre Dame

Head ball coach Brian Kelly has named his team’s three captains for 2013: Zack Martin, Bennett Jackson and T.J. Jones. The Chicago Tribune (Go, ACC Footprint, Go!) has Notre Dame’s conference schedule for their initial foray into ACC basketball.

Pittsburgh

The Panthers are one of the new kids of the ACC block; Cardiac Hill takes a look into Pitt’s men’s basketball schedule.

Syracuse

The Orange pummeled yet another Canadian collegiate team as their tour of the Great White North continues on. Is this the year guard Trevor Cooney finds his shooting touch?

Virginia

Joey Buckets – that is what the kids are calling wing Joe Harris these days – and the Cavaliers have to take on the likes of VCU, Davidson, Wisconsin and Tennessee all before the start of conference play in 2013-14. Defensive end Trent Corney, who models his game and hair after Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers, is ready to take the next step and up his game this season.

Virginia Tech

The Hokies have serious depth issues at the running back position, which means two guys that have yet to receive a carry during a college football game –Trey Edmunds and Chris Mangus – will be pressed into duty (Nick Saban is licking his lips, I am sure). Head coach James Johnson and his Hokies lost Erick Green to the NBA, and they now have the pleasure of taking on out-of-conference foes Michigan State and VCU.

Wake Forest

Chris Paul, the former unofficial mayor of Winston-Salem, will continue to represent the voice of his peers: the All-Star point guard was elected president of the NBPA. So, how will he do? Here is the schedule for Year Four of the Jeff Bzdelik era.