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Tobacco Road may lead to Barclays Center.
Negotiations to bring the Atlantic Coast Conference postseason basketball tournament to the Brooklyn arena are all but completed, multiple college athletics sources confirmed.
Sports Illustrated first reported the multi-year deal that could begin as early as 2017.
The Atlantic-10 Conference has a deal to hold its postseason tourney at Barclays...Read more »
Notre Dame’s decision to join the ACC in all sports except football raised a lot of eye brows. The move forced the decision makers in South Bend to make some touch choices, including dropping Michigan from its schedule after 2014. The move also prompted the Irish to stagger their rivalry with Michigan State a bit. Notre Dame won’t play Michigan State again until 2016. But that doesn’t mean Notre...Read more »
ACC Championship game
No. 20 Duke (10-2) vs. No. 1 Florida State (12-0), 8:00: This certainly isn’t the matchup most people expected this season. But Duke fans will take it. The Blue Devils surged into the ACC title game thanks to an eight-game winning streak that included victories over Virginia Tech, Miami and rival North Carolina. How did Duke do it? They did it with heady quarterback...Read more »
It’s all about quality this weekend in college football as only three games feature both opponents ranked in the BCS poll. But the three games we are talking about are sure to have a profound impact on the national championship race. Miami is looking to re-establish itself as a national power, while Florida State needs the win to keep pace with Oregon and Alabama. Oklahoma State and Texas Tech...Read more »
As transitions go, the move by Syracuse to the Atlantic Coast Conference promised to be a rocky one after the Orange lost coach Doug Marrone to Buffalo in the NFL at a time when quarterback Ryan Nassib graduated. But the debut of new coach Scott Shafer and quarterback Drew Allen was promising despite a 23-17 loss to Penn State Saturday afternoon at MetLife Stadium. Shafer chose Allen, a senior...Read more »
You can count the YES Network as "all-in" for college sports. The regional sports channel announced it has reached an agreement with Fox Sports to televise ACC basketball and football games and Big East basketball games this fall. YES will broadcast up to 10 ACC football games and at least 23 men’s basketball games and select women’s games. YES will also carry up to 10 Big East basketball...Read more »
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has spent the past season alternately bemoaning the forces of realignment that have destroyed his beloved Big East Conference and fencing with reporters questioning whether the 68-year-old coach is committed to leading the Orange into the Atlantic Coast Conference. Those emotions came to a head Saturday night in the Georgia Dome after the Orange lost their national semifinal...Read more »