By Dave Glenn and Staff
April 21, 2005
Today's Best ACC Links
Bill Cole* of the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal confirms what Dave Glenn* of the ACC Sports Journal first reported on Tuesday: that UNC underclassmen Raymond Felton, Sean May and Marvin Williams will announce their decisions to enter their names into the 2005 NBA draft. Also see FoxSports.com, which picked up Glenn's report earlier in the week, and Jeff Carlton* of the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record.
Neil Amato* of the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun looks to the future of the North Carolina basketball program, where the Tar Heels' signees are expecting to play early and new 2005 targets still are emerging on the recruiting trail. Also see the Washington Post, and a TV report that Indiana transfer Patrick Ewing Jr. considered UNC and Miami before deciding on Georgetown, his father's alma mater.
Mark Maske of the Washington Post catches up with Maryland defensive end Shawne Merriman, whose sky-high stock continues to rise leading up to this weekend's NFL draft. Also see Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Florida State offensive tackle Alex Barron, Bill Cole* of the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal on UNC center Jason Brown, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post on Virginia Tech cornerback Eric Green, Jason Cole of Knight Ridder on former FSU quarterback Adrian McPherson, Brian Woodson of the Bristol (Tenn.) Herald Courier on Virginia tight end Heath Miller, Ed McGranahan of the Greenville (S.C.) News on recently arrested Clemson cornerback Justin Miller, Ryan O'Halloran* of the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press on Virginia Tech quarterback Bryan Randall, and Terry McCormick of the Nashville (Tenn.) City Paper on Miami cornerback Antrel Rolle.
Jeff White* of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch offers an update from Virginia's spring football practice. Also see Jay Jenkins* of the Charlottesville (Va.) Daily Progress on the Cavaliers.
Alex Abrams of the Florida Times-Union reports on the hiring of Georgia Tech assistant Cliff Warren as the new head basketball coach at Jacksonville. Also see Mike Freeman of the Florida Times-Union and Jason Schneider of the Florida Times-Union.
Frank Dascenzo* of the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun has a few things he'd like to tell new Florida Atlantic basketball coach Matt Doherty. Also see Andrew Jones* of the Wilmington (N.C.) Star.
Lorenzo Perez of the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer provides an update on N.C. State's various improvements to Carter-Finley Stadium, including the news that the university's booster club already has commitments for 46 of 51 luxury suites, which come with an annual price tag of $45,000-$55,000.
James Powell Jr. of the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer provides a look at the first starting assignment for N.C. State pitcher Andrew Brackman, who's more famous as a member of the Wolfpack basketball team.
Mike Knobler of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that, because of a calendar twist that will affect many postseason games, the Peach Bowl will move from its traditional New Year's Eve slot to Dec. 30 for its 2005 game.
Doug Doughty* of the Roanoke (Va.) Times reports that Virginia is poised to add a very late addition to its 2005 football recruiting class.
Jon Solomon* of the Columbia (S.C.) State offers a lengthy obituary on Clemson football legend Bobby Gage, a tailback who helped guide the Tigers to their first undefeated season, in 1948. Gage died Tuesday at the age of 77. Also see Ed McGranahan of the Greenville (S.C.) News.
- -- writer has contributed to the ACC Sports Journal and/or ACCSports.com
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