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By Dave Glenn and Staff
June 10, 2005

Today's Best ACC Links

Linda Robertson of the Miami Herald notes that three former Miami football stars -- Clinton Portis, Sean Taylor and Kellen Winslow -- have embarrassed themselves and their alma mater just in the past few weeks.

Mike Decourcy of The Sporting News offers a Mailbag installment with some pointed comments about Maryland coach Gary Williams, UNC forward Marvin Williams and many others.

Mike Shalin* of the Boston Herald reports that, despite the hard feelings created by ACC expansion, Boston College and Syracuse are talking about resuming a football rivalry that dates to 1924.

Luciana Chavez* of the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer writes that, thanks to a recent change in the NCAA's basketball recruiting calendar, college coaches are permitted to be present during the NBA's pre-draft camp in Chicago.

Greg Harrison of the Birmingham (Ala.) News reports that Florida State coach Bobby Bowden and Clemson coach Tommy Bowden spoke yesterday at the second annual Alabama Conference On Fatherhood. "We live pretty much in a fatherless society," Tommy Bowden said. "I've been fortunate to have mine around. Most of my players have not."

Doug Doughty* of the Roanoke (Va.) Times typically posts his weekly College Notebook Plus column by 5 p.m. on Fridays.

Duke announces that its football program has won its 12th American Football Coaches Association Academic Achievement Award, this time for graduating every member of its 1999-2000 recruiting class.

Brian Murphy* of the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph offers some details on the decision of Georgia Tech basketball signee Austin Jackson to pass up a career with the Yellow Jackets and play baseball in the New York Yankees organization. Also see Rana L. Cash* of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Steven Matthews of the Dayton (Ohio) Journal-News offers a profile of Miami basketball commitment James Dews, who as a 10-year-old was selected by Michael Jordan to play some one-on-one at a summer camp.

Josh Barr* of the Washington Post provides an update on Maryland football signee Melvin Alaeze, a prep All-American who's preparing for an all-star game and looking forward to being with the Terps this fall.

T.A. Badger of the Associated Press writes that San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan (Wake) was his usual, no-glamour self in leading his team to a victory over Detroit in the opening game of the NBA finals. Also see Mike Bianchi of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel.

Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News notes that Detroit Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace (UNC) played poorly in the opening loss to San Antonio, and his technical foul was one of the turning points of the game. Also see Ansar Khan of the Detroit News.

Chris Tomasson of the Rocky Mountain News notes that San Antonio Spurs forward Tony Massenburg (Maryland) has been a lot of places in his 15-year pro basketball career, but never before to the NBA finals. Also see yesterday's column from Bob Lipper of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch.

Darin Gantt of the Rock Hill (S.C.) Herald profiles Charlotte Panthers tight end Freddie Jones (UNC), a veteran who's excited to finally be a part of a winning team and thrilled to be closer to home.

Jody Foldesy of the Washington Times reports that Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor (Miami) finally has broken his silence with coach Joe Gibbs about the player's recent arrest on two felony counts.

The Associated Press reports that three players from ACC schools ranked in the top 10 in NFL jersey sales last year: Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick (Virginia Tech), New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey (Miami) and New York Giants running back Tiki Barber (Virginia).

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