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ACC Daily Links, Jan. 31

Friday, January 31, 2014 9:28am
By: Harrison Chabinsky

Boston College
Kyle Egan reviews where the Eagles stand in the receiving department for the upcoming football season. Basketball head coach Steve Donahue believes he may have made some mistakes in constructing the teams' non-conference schedule this year. The team played five non-conference games away from home this year. 

Big-time playmakers Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins are gone. Can Coach Swinney keep the Tigers on track in 2014? Two-star athlete Hunter Renfrow will turn down multiple scholarship offers to become a preferred walk-on for the team this year. 

Let's face it. The ACC has been a disspointment this year in terms of overall strength. The conference needs the game vs. Syracuse on Saturday to live up to the hype. Duke was one of seven schools chosen by Nike to receive special throwback uniforms. The Devils will be wearing theirs in a conference clash versus Maryland on Feb. 15. 

Florida State
The Seminoles were worried about losing a few of their assistant coaches to other schools in the offseason. Bringing in a top-5 recruiting class will usually fix that problem. Here's something very cool: The Seminoles will be getting their first actual Seminole Indian on the team. Justin Motlow will be joining the team as a preferred walk-on and is one-fourth Seminole. 

Georgia Tech
The Jackets' athletic director wants the ACC to consider pushing the league schedule from eight games to nine in the near future. Former Gerogia Tech All-American Mark Price will be featured on ACC Network's "Kings of the Court." Price had a 12-year career in the NBA.

The Terps are getting better. At least that's what Mark Turgeon believes. Testudo Times goes in-depth to Maryland's problems this season, and what the Terps must do to fix their dissapointing season thus far. 

Michael Wyche, one of the nation's top defensive tackles, decommited from Miami. The junior college prospect cites an obscure rule as the reason he will be unable to play for the Canes in 2014. Meanwhile, Hall of Famer Warren Sapp has a BIG problem with head coach Al Golden.

North Carolina
The basketball team will look to even its conference record when the rival Wolfpack come to town. The Heels will sport their Nike throwback uniforms against Wake Forest on Feb. 22. Cullen Lasso takes a look at the football team's upcoming 2014 non-conference schedule. The Tar Heels will be playing a total of 10 teams next season that had winning records in 2013. 

N.C. State
The Wolfpack has been in a battle with Wisconsin for a while now for the right to call Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson their own. It's getting pretty entertaining if you ask me. The women's basketball team pulled off a nice upset, defeating eighth-ranked Marlyand 72-63.  

Notre Dame
The Irish will look to get back on track after dropping six of their last seven contests. They host struggling Boston College on Saturday. Former NFL-great Randy Moss said he'd pick Notre Dame as his college school if he were being recruited again. 

After a tough home loss to Duke this week, Pittsburgh will look to defeat a just as tough Virginia squad on Saturday. Brianna Kiesel hit a game winner with 3.1 seconds left for the Panthers, as the women's basketball edged out Boston College. 

Michael Gbinije has played for the two teams squaring off on Saturday. He shares three things to know about each school. The Orange will debut their throwback uniforms against Boston College on Feb. 19. The different colored jerseys and shorts will be ... interesting. 

January has been a pretty solid month for the Cavaliers' basketball program. Former N.C. State defensive coordinator Mike Archer was named to Mike London's coaching staff. 

Virginia Tech
The Hokies are desperate for another win in conference play. So far they only have one league-win against Miami under their belts. They look to defeat a tough Maryland team on Saturday. 

Wake Forest
The Deacons are on a roll! They landed big-time 2014 prospect Zach Wary Thursday night. Wary is rated the 23rd best linebacker in the nation by 247sports.