By Dave Glenn and Staff
February 28, 2005
Today's Best ACC Links:
Lenox Rawlings of the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal writes that Wake Forest star Chris Paul is growing tired of opponents' tough-guy tactics, and big man Eric Williams is taking responsibility for watching out for his point guard.
Ron Green Sr. of the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer offers a worthwhile tribute to the Big Four in anticipation of this coming weekend's Duke-North Carolina and N.C. State-Wake Forest matchups.
David Steele of the Baltimore Sun says that Maryland must continue to search for answers in what is becoming defined as the Terps' "what-if" campaign.
David Teel of the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press opines that Virginia basketball will never reach the level of Duke or North Carolina, but he sees Skip Prosser's successful Wake Forest program as a realistic model for UVa to follow.
Daniel Ogle* of the Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail talks with Barry Jacobs, Dan Bonner, Billy Packer and other long-time ACC basketball observers to discuss whether or not the conference has lived up to its significant preseason hype.
Doug Doughty* of the Roanoke (Va.) Times picks out freshman point guard Sean Singletary as a rare bright spot in Virginia's disappointing season.
Ryan O'Halloran of the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press catches up with former Virginia Tech cornerback Eric Green, who's projected as a second-round pick in this year's NFL draft.
Jim Wyatt of the Nashville (Tenn.) Tennessean profiles former Florida State quarterback Adrian McPherson, who hasn't played for the Seminoles since 2002 and just now is getting his shot at the NFL, after a scandalous end to his college career and some impressive numbers in the Arena Football League.
More Top ACC Links:
Neil Amato* of the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun writes that the revised ACC basketball schedule (through 2008) is out, and that means more complaining about lost rivalries and the demise of the double round-robin format.
Luciana Chavez* of the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer has the details on the knee injury of Duke point guard Sean Dockery, who may be able to return in time to participate in the NCAA Tournament.
Ken Tysiac* of the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer tells that, with seven signees selected for the McDonald's All-American game, the ACC as a conference -- and Duke (three selections) and North Carolina (three) in particular -- are examples of the rich getting richer.
Jeff Carlton* of the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record catches up with former North Carolina fullback Madison Hedgecock, who graduated from UNC in December and is spending this week at the pre-draft NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Ryan O'Halloran of the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press has an update on former Virginia offensive lineman Elton Brown, who may be a first-round pick.
Jon Solomon* of the Columbia (S.C.) State has the latest chapter in the on-going saga between former Clemson receiver Roscoe Crosby and the Kansas City Royals, who continue to argue over $750,000 in bonus money.
Eric Prisbell of the Washington Post asks Maryland coach Gary Williams to address the recent comments of point guard John Gilchrist, concerning the "behind-the-scenes" issues and "outside factors" that have contributed to the Terps' wild inconsistency this season.
- -- writer has contributed to the ACC Sports Journal and/or ACCSports.com
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