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By Dave Glenn and Staff
May 17, 2005

Today's Best ACC Links

Jon Solomon* of the Columbia (S.C.) State catches up with Clemson president Jim Barker for an extensive Q&A session about various athletic matters.

Steve Ellis* of the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat explores the unique relationship between Florida State and the Seminole Tribe of Florida in the context of heavy criticism of sports nicknames derived from Native American names.

Bob Lipper of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch isn't impressed by the influx of young players into the NBA draft. "In reality, college basketball is a marketing device and entertainment vehicle populated in part by athlete-students waiting to thumb a ride on the first gravy train that leaves campus."

Luciana Chavez* of the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer catches up with Duke junior Shavlik Randolph, who says he finds it "offensive" that anyone would think that his NBA decision reflected poorly upon his relationship with Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski. Also see Ned Barnett of the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer (column).

Bob Thomas* of the Florida Times-Union offers some details on the decision of prep forward Uche Echefu for Florida State over North Carolina, Maryland and others. Also see Neil Amato* of the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun, Emily Badger of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, Josh Barr* of the Washington Post, Tom Berry* of the High Point (N.C.) Enterprise, Jeff Carlton* of the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record, A.J. Carr of the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer, Bill Cole* of the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal, Jack Corcoran* of the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat, and Brian Landman* of the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times.

Mike Harris* of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch reports that Virginia Tech faces "a race to the end" in efforts to have its Lane Stadium expansion project completed in time for the Hokies' 2005 home opener on Sept. 17.

Tom Berry* of the High Point (N.C.) Enterprise writes that two ACC signees, Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina and Josh McRoberts of Duke, are looking more and more like the best incoming freshmen in the nation.

Mike Harris* of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch reports that Virginia Commonwealth coach Jeff Capel (Duke) has been named an assistant coach for the U.S. team at the World University Games.

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