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ACC Daily Links, Sept. 24

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 1:14am
By: Riley Johnston

We have commitments, protests, ugly uniforms and more in today's version of the Daily Links.

Boston College

The Eagles are feeling the wrath of PETA for the use of a live eagle as its mascot. Also, Boston College will go somewhere between 2-10 and 13-1...you can book it.

Clemson

The Tigers will have to do without backup offensive lineman Isaiah Battle this weekend against Wake Forest, after he punched an N.C. State player in the 26-14 win last Thursday night. Vic Beasley is going for the all-time Clemson single-season sack record and is off to a great start.

Duke

Although the Blue Devils lost to Pitt in a shootout on Saturday, Jamison Crowder was named Specialist Of The Week in the ACC for the second time of the season.

Florida State

High school TE Ryan Izzo chose Florida State over Rutgers and Wisconsin. FSU accomplished a lot of goals against Bethune-Cookman. 

Georgia Tech

The Yellow Jackets had several players wear gear with "APU" (All Players United) as a protest against the NCAA and its treatment of players. Shaq Mason was named as the Offensive Lineman Of The Week in the ACC.

Maryland

Keeping with the players of the week trend, the Terps had a player who won national honors, as A.J. Hendy won Defensive Back Of The Week for his play against West Virginia on Saturday. Maryland is also the 9th-ranked team in the country, according to this metric.

Miami

The Hurricanes were one of several teams this weekend that absolutely dismantled its opponents. They beat Savannah State by 70 points and three minutes.

North Carolina

Guess who's back at practice with the basketball team?!?! The offense hasn't lived up to expectations for the football team.

N.C. State

There might be a controversy at wide receiver between two freshmen, as Jumichael Ramos replaced Marquez Valdes-Scantling on the depth chart.

Notre Dame

Games like Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma are good for football apparently. Here is an update on the 2014 big board for ND football.

Pittsburgh

Consider me shocked, but the Panthers open as a 7-point favorite over Virginia on Saturday, according to a few betting sites. The special teams unit was not good against Duke last weekend.

Syracuse

RB Prince Tyson-Gulley had himself a pretty good day (heck, who didn't) in the Orange' 52-17 win over Tulane on Saturday. 

Virginia

The Cavs are prepping for its game against Pittsburgh on Saturday, a game that will likely give us a better idea as to how good the Wahoos really are.

Virginia Tech

Frank Beamer and his staff are preparing for their Thursday night game against Georgia Tech on a condensed schedule. They will also rock helmets uglier than last week (almost not possible).

Wake Forest

Dan Collins waxes poetic about Nikita Whitlock and what he did on Saturday against Army (15 tackles, 4 TFL). A look back at each of the positions and how they performed.