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ACC Daily Links, Dec. 16

Monday, December 16, 2013 8:20am
By: Andrew Tie

Boston College
It might not have been the prettiest of wins, but the Eagles topped Philadelphia University 67-50. Though Andre Williams didn't win the Heisman, he won the Doak Walker Award for best running back in the country, which isn't too bad. 

From the Big Ten perspective, a look at Clemson's Orange Bowl matchup with Ohio State. Like many other schools, Clemson is struggling to get fans to buy bowl tickets through the university rather than through third party providers like StubHub. Redshirt junior OL Gifford Timothy is retiring from football because of knee problems. Former football coach Tom Bass passed away at 78. Several players such as Sammy Watkins, Vic Beasley and Martavis Bryant are weighing their options in regards to the NFL draft. 

After a long break for exams, Duke is ready to get back on the floor Monday night and improve in defense and rebounding. Garner-Webb, Duke's opponent, will face a tall task matching up with Duke. Here's a quick look at how former Duke assistants are doing. Johnathan Lloyd is officially part of the football team and will begin practicing on Monday, but he won't be in the bowl. 

Florida State
In case you missed it, Jameis Winston became the youngest player ever to win the Heisman. Though he didn't say much, Winston addressed the sexual assault investigation and said he didn't do anything wrong. Sort of lost in the Heisman talk is this tidbit that Winston plans to continue playing baseball

Georgia Tech
C.J. Leggett, a running back in the class of 2014, received an offer from Georgia Tech and immediately proclaimed the Jackets his leader. Myles Autry, a wide receiver whose team beat Leggett's in the state championship game, is a big in-state recruit for GT. His brother Anthony is on Georgia Tech, and Myles could follow, but he'll first set up official visits to his top schools. As the break period for exams finish, Georgia Tech is ready to come back and shake off the rust. 

Maryland gave up leads in both halves, but Jake Layman led the Terps to a tight 66-62 win over Florida Atlantic. In football news, the Terrapins picked up a commitment from offensive tackle Sean Christie over the weekend. The football team held its team banquet on Sunday and handed out some team awards. 

The offense shined in another public practice that Miami held in its bowl preparations for Louisville. Al Golden expects a tough test with Louisville, especially with Teddy Bridgewater, a one-time Hurricane commit. Former Rutgers commit, four-star CB Kiy Hester, committed to Miami over the weekend. 

North Carolina
USA Today has some quick analysis from UNC's big 82-77 win over Kentucky on Saturday. Could UNC be a legitimate title contender? This writer thinks so

N.C. State
On Friday, N.C. State picked up a huge commitment from in-state DE Kentavius Street, which is Dave Doeren's first big commit. In basketball, the Wolfpack found their shooting touch in Reynolds Coliseum in a three-point win over Detroit. 

Notre Dame
In some men's soccer news, the Irish defeated Maryland for the NCAA championship. Behind 23 points from Jerian Grant, Notre Dame defeated Indiana by seven over the weekend. Everett Golson has been readmitted to the school, and he's ready for the cynics to come out. 

Pitt used a balanced attack and put up 91 points in a win over Youngstown State on Sunday. The four freshmen have only played 10 games, but they've provided quality depth already. Aaron Donald had a big week last week, bringing home four major national awards for his play. Also in football, the Panthers picked up a commitment from Florida linebacker James Folston, Jr. 

No. 2 Syracuse survived a scare in a five-point win over St. John's. Tyler Ennis scored 21 points and shined in this game, as he helped lead the Orange to a win. Everyone seems to be picking up commitments this weekend. Syracuse landed three-star cornerback Cordell Hudson. Being in a bowl game should help recruiting with keeping the team active. Since Syracuse is in the Texas Bowl, it might help it in recruiting, too. 

Prized commit Andrew Brown and his high school team came up short in the state championship game. From the weekend, QB commit Corwin Cutler talked about UVa football.

Virginia Tech
Frank Beamer is sensitive to staying at VT for too long, and he said he's thought about retirement, but he isn't quite there yet. The Hokies got an early 2015 commitment from DB Ashton White. Last last week, the Hokies got a 2014 commitment from RB Taybus Taylor. 

Wake Forest 
Dave Clawson is already making waves in the recruiting world. QB John Wolford decommitted from ECU and committed to Wake Forest, and he's got the potential to start from Day One.