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ACC Daily Links, Nov. 15

Friday, November 15, 2013 8:54am
By: Carlos Collazo

Boston College
The Boston College Eagles can earn a bowl game bid by getting a win against N.C. State tomorrow. The seniors on the football team have been able to bring the program back to respectability, after two poor seasons during their junior and sophomore years.

Tajh Boyd threw four touchdown passes last night in the Tigers' 55-31 win over Georgia Tech. He passed Philip Rivers for the most touchdown passes in ACC history.  Clemson's defense was particularly good at stopping Paul Johnson's option offense, especially during the first half.

The Blue Devils are hoping to ride the momentum of a five-game winning streak to a win against a struggling Miami team this weekend. Duke's freshman basketball players made a big statement this week, despite losing to Kansas.

Florida State
A Florida assistant state attorney says prosecutors didn't learn about a sexual assault case involving Jameis Winston until Tuesday. Coach Jimbo Fisher said that Winston has done a great job of avoiding all of the recent scrutiny in order to stay focused on the field.

Georgia Tech
Robert Godhigh was a bright spot for the Yellow Jackets yet again in the team's loss to Clemson. With 551 total yards of offense, the Tigers had no problems snapping Tech's three-game winning streak.

Yesterday, Maryland announced the signings of a strong 2014 recruiting class, including the No. 4 shooting guard in the nation. The football team is trying to make a strong class of their own, and four-star offensive lineman Richie Petibon has Maryland among his top four.

The Hurricanes also announced signings of four basketball players. Writers at StateoftheU.com discuss the mess that is Miami's defense.

North Carolina
When the Tar Heels take on Pittsburgh this weekend, they will try and extend their winning streak to four games in a row, and their road streak to two. UNC hasn't done that since 2010. Roy Williams has said that P.J. Hairston has easily been the best player in practices, but he and Leslie McDonald won't be playing tonight against Holy Cross.

N.C. State
Quarterback Brandon Mitchell is questionable for the game against Boston College this weekend. The Wolfpack take on a largely unknown Campbell Camels team on the court tomorrow.

Notre Dame
Dave Miller takes a look at where the Fighting Irish could wind up this postseason. This writer wonders if Tarean Folston should be the team's No. 1 running back.

Paul Chryst loves having a good tight end, and he acknowledges just how good Eric Ebron is for North Carolina. Because of the new rules in the NCAA and the roster that coach Jamie Dixon has to work with, the team might be using a zone defense more this year.

Brisly Estime has a break in one of the bones on his hand, and won't be playing during the Florida State game this weekend. Syracuse and ACC athletes weigh in on whether or not college basketball players should be paid.

Tony Bennett announced the signings of three basketball players yesterday. The Cavaliers are bringing in B.J. Stith, Isaiah Wilkins and Jack Salt.

Virginia Tech
Frank Beamer announced that kicker Cody Journell has been kicked off of the football team for a violation of team policies. Hokies reserve quarterback Brian Rody was attacked over the weekend and had to be airlifted to a Roanoke hospital.

Wake Forest
Codi Miller-McIntyre has grown into a leader for the Wake Forest basketball team. The Wake Forest student newspaper looks back at the glory days for the Demon Deacons, and talks about how the school is struggling to keep up in an improving conference.