According to BC Interruption, a senior Defense Department official said that both the Army-Boston College and Air Force-Navy games would be played on Saturday. Rich Thompson of BostonHerald.com wrote about how head coach Steve Addazio was preparing his team as if nothing were happening. Starting DT Mehdi Abdemad is out for the season with a torn patellar tendon. Jumping over to basketball, Ryan Anderson and Joe Rahon have been named captains for this year’s team.
Clemson fans have some off-the-field bragging rights to claim after Southern Living magazine said the school had “The South’s Best Tailgate.” Cornerbacks Martin Jenkins and Darius Robinson prefer not to hear their names from the P.A. announcer because that means they’ve just let up a big play. Kerry Capps of OrangeAndWhite.com talks about how head basketball coach Brad Brownell is looking to develop a two-year team with no seniors currently on the roster.
Wide receiver Johnell Barnes and lacrosse midfielder John Shaffer got into scuffle over the weekend with both players going away with injuries. Apparently Barnes had a cast on his hand because of the altercation between the two Duke athletes. Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King brought his team to Duke to have workouts through Saturday and mentioned the benefits of having them practice at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Coach K is hoping that future NCAA Division I athletics changes will be “very positive changes for schools and student-athletes.”
So far, Jameis Winston is living up to the hype, which is pretty hard to say for a freshman quarterback with the preseason hype he had. The offense has done a lot of their damage before halftime.
With Jamal Golden and Broderick Snoddy being out, the Yellow Jackets are in search of a new return man. Defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu is focused on taking on Miami. Ted Roof has had a long career as a football coach, but for the native Georgian, it's fitting that he's back at Georgia Tech.
Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley said avoiding turnovers against Florida State will be key. Will Maryland be able to defend Jameis Winston and the FSU offense? The Terps are happy to be in the top 25 again, but FSU will be their biggest challenge so far.
Two of the top coastal teams - Miami and Georgia Tech - will square off this weekend. Shayon Green registered his first career sack last weekend, and it meant a lot to him and to his father. A former track star will be making his debut at running back this weekend because of some depth chart concerns.
With P.J. Hairston facing a possible suspension, that means there's a big opportunity for J.P. Tokoto, especially since Leslie McDonald is the only other real scholarship wing on the team. Bryn Renner is dinged up and not playing well, but he's trying to get past that. UNC's defense is out of sync right now, and Vic Koenning had a brutally honest interview with reporters about it.
Freshman point guard Cat Barber got a concussion in practice Wednesday. The football team hasn't had a lot of success at Wake Forest recently, but they're hoping to change that. Lauren Brownlow also gives her take on N.C. State trying to end a losing streak at Wake Forest.
The 3-2 Irish are set for another big challenge with No. 22 Arizona State this weekend. SB Nation looks at the Irish's offensive woes thus far and how they can fix them. Notre Dame will take on ASU at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, but Jack Swarbrick is looking at all kinds of options for future Shamrock Series venues.
Could quarterback Tom Savage be drafted to the NFL next spring? This blog post said there's the potential for that to occur.
Syracuse is expecting the Carrier Dome to get pretty full when Clemson comes to town. It might be one of the biggest crowds in its history. The son of former basketball star Stephen Thompson is starting to get some recruiting buzz. Jim Boeheim has some pretty strong thoughts about not paying athletes. Freshman QB Mitch Kimble has the tough task of trying to be Tajh Boyd on the scout team.
Doug Doughty writes that the offensive coordinator - Steve Fairchild - said the offense needs to get better quickly.
Star cornerback Antone Exum has been cleared to play this weekend against UNC. After kicker Cody Journell missed a kick against Georgia Tech, he received some threatening phone calls. Some fans need to chill out and get a clue.