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Expanson has exposed old ACC as overrated

Expanson has exposed old ACC as overrated

This may surprise you, but for the first time since 2008, North Carolina cut down the nets to claim an ACC Tournament title. The Tar Heels beat Virginia, 61-57, Saturday night in Washington, D.C. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Notre Dame women may be only team that can beat Connecticut

Notre Dame women may be only team that can beat Connecticut

That’s three straight ACC Tournament titles preceded by three consecutive ACC regular-season championships.Notre Dame’s women’s basketball team added to their dominating ACC streaks with Sunday’s 68-57 win over Syracuse on Sunday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C. Life has been good...

Feinstein book provides unique look at ACC hoop legends

Feinstein book provides unique look at ACC hoop legends

RALEIGH — John Feinstein fielded questions to kick off his “The Legends Club” book tour on college basketball coaches Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Valvano. One was to name his favorite sport.He listed, in order, college basketball, golf and baseball. One has to...

Duke is last chance for statement from Pitt

Duke is last chance for statement from Pitt

Former Top 25 team Pitt stages Senior Day against Duke on Sunday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center. Ah, perfect timing for the Panthers to start a run and to regain their brief Top 25 form from earlier this year.Or at least to firm up their NCAA Tournament berth hopes...

Miami basketball lacks identity

Miami basketball lacks identity

Miami always flies under the radar in basketball, and for good reason.It doesn’t matter if the Hurricanes are ranked in the Top 25 or as high as No. 8 as they were earlier this season. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Cat Barber deserves ACC Player of the Year

Cat Barber deserves ACC Player of the Year

Now it’s Virginia’s turn. Can anybody slow down Anthony “Cat” Barber?Not many guys in the ACC are coming off a better week than the North Carolina State junior — on and off the court. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Louisville and Duke trending in opposite directions

Louisville and Duke trending in opposite directions

Duke’s weaknesses remain glaring despite a 72-65 upset of No. 13-ranked Louisville Monday at Cameron Indoor Stadium, but Cardinals fans should be more distressed about remaining regular-season games than the Blue Devils’ partisans.Louisville was supposed to be inspired to play...

Notre Dame survives scare from Duke women

Notre Dame survives scare from Duke women

DURHAM – Notre Dame is always chasing Connecticut’s dynastic women’s basketball program.The Irish lost to the Huskies in the NCAA Championship game the last two years. They came within 10 points in early December despite playing on the road and without then-injured...

Gottfried guiding NC State in right direction

Gottfried guiding NC State in right direction

Mark Gottfried arrived at N.C. State four years ago and promptly led the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament each season, but that streak is now in jeopardy.It’s discouraging this year, but it’s still evident athletic director Debbie Yow found the right guy to navigate the tricky...

NC State and Duke struggling with depth

NC State and Duke struggling with depth

North Carolina State finally meets an ACC opponent boasting an advantage in-depth.Wolfpack Coach Mark Gottfried goes two deep on his bench. Blue Devils Coach Mike Krzyzewski has been only going one deep. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story