ACC Football Daily Links — B1G Conference Realignment Rumors Make It Tough for ACC to Trust North Carolina, Virginia

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Monday through Friday each week, we compile the best links on ACC football from around the web.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Conference Realignment: Can ACC Take Schools for Their Word? (CBS Sports)

In early December, ACC presidents issued a statement of solidarity to address speculation about conference realignment. Nearly a month later, about six weeks ago, the topic came up between the ACC and North Carolina, which said it hadn’t had any contact with other conferences, according to a source. Without babysitting, the ACC is keeping tabs on its membership since the Big Ten lured the cash-strapped Maryland Terrapins in November…

Conference Realignment: Evaluating Every ACC Team’s Big Ten Compatibility (SB Nation)

As our own Land-Grant Holy Land points out, the latest source of realignment hoopla has a record of credibility on the topic of Big Ten expansion. And the outlet is one connected to Maryland, currently the LEAD DOMINO in the latest conference realignment excitement. As it stands, the ACC’s North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia Tech are believed to be potential Big Ten targets…

Big Ten Expansion? A Closer Look at North Carolina, Virginia & Georgia Tech (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

Once again, it’s time to talk Big Ten expansion. This is the tweet everyone’s talking about, from @insidemdsports — a source that was out in front of the news when Maryland and Rutgers joined: Big 10 talk buzzing again. #UVA being mentioned often as likely to join. Georgia Tech still in the mix. #UNC, the big domino, has an offer…

The NCAA and Miami Prepare for Battle (Deadspin)

The NCAA has always gotten what it wanted. Because it made up the rules, and is the sole enforcer of them, the NCAA has never not been able to push around anyone in its way, be it players, programs or politicians. This time could have been different. After the investigation was screwed up so spectacularly, so publicly, and so obviously, and it became clear the NCAA was no better than the shady programs it claims to police…

A Breakdown of Donna Shalala’s Official Statement (State of the U)

Miami had a huge day yesterday, in almost every aspect possible. Football landed a huge recruit, basketball continued its meteoric rise, and the NCAA debacle came to a head, with the NOA coming in and Shalala sending it right back out with gusto. Her statement to the public, and directly to the NCAA, was a fantastic piece of art that, frankly, has been missing from NCAA investigations in recent memory…

Draft Analyst Says a Faster 40-Time the Key at Combine for Nuk Hopkins (Orange and White)

After three to four years of showing out on the field in Death Valley, drills Sunday at the NFL combine, for DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Ellington, and Monday, for Malliciah Goodman, can hold the key to where they start their pro careers. The NFL Network’s draft analyst Mike Mayock said, on a conference call with the media this week, he has Hopkins as a “mid-to-late second-round player”…

How Will Florida State Replace EJ Manuel at Quarterback? (Rant Sports)

Florida State has a number of holes to fill on a last year’s great defense, but the biggest hold to fill comes on offense where the Seminoles lose four-year starting quarterback, EJ Manuel to the NFL. Manuel leaves the program as the most accurate passer with a career completion percentage of 66.8% and ranks third in FSU history with career passing yards (7,736) and third in career completions (600)…

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2 thoughts on “ACC Football Daily Links — B1G Conference Realignment Rumors Make It Tough for ACC to Trust North Carolina, Virginia

  1. The arrogance of [some] Big Ten fans apparently knows no bounds. Not “IF” but “WHEN”… seriously? As if the Big Ten was God’s gift to college sports. Let’s hope ACC schools sign a GoR and put this foolishness to bed for good.

    • Agreed. Though I can’t say I see a GOR any time soon… or at least not until the Maryland lawsuit’s over. If anything I’d think a commitment to forming a network would be the priority.

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