Four ACC opponents — including two ranked in the final AP top 25 poll last season — are among six teams that will play non-conference games at the coliseum against the Spartans. No. 12 Wake Forest, No. 24 Clemson, N.C. State and Maryland will help break in UNCG's new home court. The Spartans also will play host to East Carolina and Princeton and play nine Southern Conference games at the coliseum. Thanks to Bradley at UNCG Basketball Fan for the heads up.
FSU's Martin Jr. interviews for Wake opening | tallahassee.com | Tallahassee Democrat
Florida State assistant baseball coach Mike Martin Jr. knows his way around the ACC. As a former starting catcher at FSU, the 36-year-old played in the league for a year after the university joined the conference. He then became an assistant coach for his alma mater in 1998. During his time as an assistant coach, he's mentored national players of the year Buster Posey, Shane Robinson and Tony Thomas Jr. Now there may be a possibility to take that ACC experience to another level.
Ranking the ACC Units: Quarterback
Riley Skinner has been underrated his whole college career. Wake Forest was one of his only division one offers. The fact is Skinner is one of the best quarterbacks in the ACC. In 2007 he led the nation in completion percentage, and during his career has completed nearly 70% of his passes. Skinner is not overly athletic, but is a good decision maker in Jim Grobes offense, and was part of a 2007 Deac squad that won the ACC. Behind Skinner it's a little thin. Wake Forest doesn't have a backup who's thrown a pass in college. Sophomore Sklyar Jones has some running ability and is the likely backup.
Creighton's Servais up for Wake Forest job (Baseball)
Creighton baseball coach Ed Servais has interviewed for the open job at Wake Forest. A person close to the situation, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told The World-Herald that Servais interviewed earlier this week at the Winston-Salem, N.C., school. The person said Servais has not been offered a contract.
PISTONS: Jekyll and Hyde (Jeff Teague article)
Selling Points – With players capable of breaking down defenses from any position more valued than ever, Teague has wide appeal. … Very good shooter with great (.441) 3-point range. … Should be one of the NBA’s fastest players with the ball in his hands. … Inconsistencies aside, had dominant games in the ACC.
Buyer Beware – The assist-to-turnover ratio is glaring. … Great in the open court, but against disciplined, half-court, defensive-oriented teams, Teague’s one-speed routine could be easily neutralized unless he displays instincts not yet seen. … Late-season collapse calls toughness into question.