By Dave Glenn and Staff
April 20, 2005
Today's Best ACC Links
Caulton Tudor of the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer writes that the ACC's reassignment of associate commissioner Fred Barakat should be a positive move toward upgrading the league's basketball officiating to the high level already found among its coaches, players, fans and arenas. Also see Rob Daniels* of the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record.
Neil Amato* of the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun reports on the trip to Chapel Hill of NCAA president Myles Brand. "If a young man, after one year of college, has the opportunity to earn $16 million, I'm not going to stand in his way -- good for him," Brand said. "But I'm going to stand right in front of him and say, 'Good luck, but come back and finish your degree.'" Also see Robert Bell of the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record.
Neil Amato* of the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun offers an update on North Carolina underclassmen Raymond Felton, Sean May and Marvin Williams, who sources told the ACC Sports Journal have decided to enter this year's NBA draft. Also see FoxSports.com, which includes a reference to the ACC Sports Journal and editor Dave Glenn, Robbi Pickeral of the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer on the UNC players and Wake Forest center Eric Williams.
Rob Daniels* of the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record reports on the decision of Wake Forest point guard Chris Paul to hire an agent, thus ending his college eligibility.
Jeff White* of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch shares some leftovers from Virginia's hiring of basketball coach Dave Leitao, along with other UVa-related matters.
Tom Berry* of the High Point (N.C.) Enterprise catches up with former ACC offensive linemen Jason Brown (UNC) and Chris Colmer (NCSU), who developed a bond in recent months as they prepared for this weekend's NFL draft. Also see Ryan O'Halloran* of the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press on Virginia tight end Heath Miller, Jon Solomon* of the Columbia (S.C.) State on recently arrested Clemson cornerback Justin Miller, Mike Bianchi of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel on former Florida State quarterback Adrian McPherson, Brian Landman* of the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times on FSU offensive tackle Alex Barron, and Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald on Miami cornerback Antrel Rolle.
Emily Badger of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel writes that former Florida State star Jamal Reynolds remains a popular figure in Tallahassee, even after his struggles in the NFL.
Scott Fowler of the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer writes that, while there's a sunny side to former UNC coach Matt Doherty's decision to take the job at Florida Atlantic, his career depends on his performance there.
- -- writer has contributed to the ACC Sports Journal and/or ACCSports.com
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