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ACC Daily Links, Jan. 29

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 8:34am
By: Carlos Collazo

Boston College
The Eagles are returning to action tonight as they take on the Virginia Tech Hokies. Boston College has already beaten Tech once this season, 62-59. Steve Donahue admits that it might have been a mistake to take on such a tough non-conference schedule.

With signing day approaching, the Tigers are focused on adding recruited walk-ons. Four-star defensive end Andrew Williams has a hard choice to make between Clemson and Auburn.

Danielle Lazarus wonders if a Duke-Syracuse rivalry could be starting this year. The coaches of the two basketball teams--Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim--are both glimpses of greatness in college basketball.

Florida State
The Seminoles continue their difficult stretch of road games with a match-up against N.C. State tonight at 9 p.m. As baseball season slowly approaches, Florida State has to be confident in its seasoned pitching staff

Georgia Tech
Ken Sugiura writes that Georgia Tech's defense has been getting exploited. They are going to have to try and stop that from becoming a theme tonight, as they host North Carolina in snowy Atlanta--you won't get to see that too often.

The Terrapins are looking to end a two-game slide as they host the Miami Hurricanes tonight at 9 p.m. Former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen is set to become Rutgers' offensive coordinator.

The Hurricanes are in the same boat as the Terrapins heading into their game tonight. Miami has lost two straight games to two of the better teams in the ACC this year--Duke and Syracuse. While All-American defensive tackle Travonte Valentine is planning on taking an official visit to Miami before signing day, he acknowledges that his heart is with LSU.

North Carolina
The winter weather created a mess for everyone driving around Atlanta yesterday, and also caused some issues for a traveling UNC basketball team. Harold Gutmann writes that freshman Kennedy Meeks is playing a big role for Roy Williams and the Tar Heels this year.

N.C. State
BackingThePack.com takes a look at the bubble teams in the ACC. The number of "maybe" teams is shrinking. The Wolfpack are No. 5 in Baseball America's preseason poll--the highest it has started in program history.

Notre Dame
Notre Dame has yet to win a road game in conference play, and the loss of Jerian Grant is starting to show for the Irish. OneFootDown.com takes a look at four key statistics in Notre Dame's wins and losses.

Pitt is still looking for a big marquee win, after losing to Duke Monday. If the Panthers want a good seeding in the NCAA Tournament, they have to pick up a win against a team ranked in the top 50. Panther forward Lamar Patterson was named the ACC player of the week for the third time this season.

Many people are looking at Wake Forest as a "trap game" for Syracuse (they have a huge game coming up with Duke Saturday), but Jim Boeheim doesn't believe in that sort of thing. Patrick Stevens breaks down the Demon Deacons ahead of tonight's 9 p.m. game.

The Cavalier baseball team is sitting in the top spot of Baseball America's preseason rankings for the first time in school history. On the basketball court, the Cavs moved to 7-1 in the ACC with a 68-53 win against Notre Dame.

Virginia Tech
Whit Babcock brings some new youth to Virginia Tech, as the youngest athletic director since 1987. With no proven quarterback heading into next football season, the Hokies are suited to explore all the options.

Wake Forest
Wake Forest forward Travis McKie was also named ACC player of the week alongside Pitt's Lamar Patterson. Prep quarterback Travis Smith recently flipped his commitment from Toledo to Wake Forest.