By Dave Glenn and Staff
March 9, 2005
Today's Best ACC Links:
Paul McMullen of the Baltimore Sun visits the ACC's headquarters in Greensboro to analyze the league's North Carolina-centric reputation, with comments from ACC commissioner John Swofford, former ACC commissioner Gene Corrigan, Maryland coach Gary Williams, former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins and former Clemson (now Texas) coach Rick Barnes, among others. "Everyone always felt there was a double standard," Barnes said.
Bryan Strickland* of the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun offers a look at the lighter side of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who scowls at the officials on the sidelines but showed his sense of humor while making two recent television ads and while commenting on some recent ACC developments.
John Delong* of the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal notes that N.C. State's players appear to be extremely skeptical of the recent apology from Wake Forest guard Chris Paul, but they're choosing their words very carefully.
Luciana Chavez* of the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer profiles Duke big man Shelden Williams, whose three-year journey in Durham has turned him into a first-team All-ACC selection and the league's defensive player of the year.
Tom Berry* of the High Point (N.C.) Enterprise writes that North Carolina is heading to the ACC Tournament with plenty of momentum and lots of comparisons to the school's 1993 national championship team.
Jeff Zrebiec* of the Baltimore Sun expounds upon Maryland's "excruciating" season. "He tries (to hide the disappointment), he really does," senior Mike Grinnon said of coach Gary Williams. "We all know that deep down, when he's not in front of us, he's disappointed in us all."
Robert Bell of the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record provides an update on the difficulty of getting ACC Tournament tickets this year. Get this: Last week, an eBay auction generated $7,100 for two booklets for the event.
Mike Harris* of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch and David Teel of the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press delve into the unique relationship between Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg and his top assistant/big brother Brad Greenberg, whose contrasting personalities provide the Hokies with a healthy balance on the sidelines.
Mark Berman of the Roanoke (Va.) Times provides an in-depth look at Virginia Tech guard Jamon Gordon, a sophomore who already serves as a team captain and emotional leader for the Hokies.
Adam Davis* of the Greenville (S.C.) News catches up with Clemson point guard Vernon Hamilton, whose strong finish to his sophomore season has been a key part of the Tigers' resurgence down the stretch.
More Top ACC Links:
Brian Murphy* of the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph writes that the development of 7-1 Georgia Tech center Luke Schenscher into a legitimate pro prospect has surprised even many of his family members in Australia.
Thomas Stinson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tracks down former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins, who has turned down a steady stream of job inquiries in the five years since his last season with the Yellow Jackets.
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