By Dave Glenn and Staff
April 29, 2005
Today's Best ACC Links
Jon Solomon* of the Columbia (S.C.) State offers some details on the ACC's losing effort in its argument against a permanent 12th regular-season game in college football, including the opposing opinions of Clemson's Tommy Bowden and South Carolina's Steve Spurrier. Also see Tony Barnhart of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Liz Clarke of the Washington Post, and David Scott of the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer.
Dick Vitale of ESPN.com argues that new USA Basketball chief Jerry Colangelo should hire Duke's Mike Krzyzewski to lead the U.S. men's national team, which settled for a bronze medal at the 2002 Athens Olympics and finished sixth at the 2002 World Championship.
Emily Badger of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel writes that Native American nicknames (e.g., Seminoles, Fighting Illini) for college sports teams could be banned once and for all.
Lorenzo Perez of the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer confirms the news that Western Carolina will hire N.C. State assistant Larry Hunter as its new head coach. Also see Tyler Norris Goode of the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times.
Adam Rittenberg offers an interesting follow-up on DePaul's hiring of Richmond coach Jerry Wainwright, a one-time/long-time assistant at Wake Forest. Among the tidbits: One of DePaul's consultants in its search was Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who spoke glowingly of Wainwright. Also see Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News, David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune, Skip Myslenski of the Chicago Tribune and Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Sammy Batten* of the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer provides some lengthy reviews of ACC teams' spring football practice, beginning with Duke and Wake Forest.
Rick Snider* of the Washington Times offers a review of Maryland's quarterback situation after spring practice, including the news that backup Jordan Steffy may redshirt in 2005 because of knee and arm injuries that may require surgery. Also see Doug Doughty* of the Roanoke (Va.) Times on Virginia sports (including comments from former UVa coach George Welsh about this year's NFL draft), and Mike Harris* of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch on Virginia Tech.
Neil Amato* of the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun catches up with new Carolina Panthers play-by-play man Mick Mixon, formerly of North Carolina. Also see Ned Barnett of the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer.
- -- writer has contributed to the ACC Sports Journal and/or ACCSports.com
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