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In a remarkable bit of timing, the ACC has announced that Notre Dame will join the conference for all sports but football.   The announcement, timed to hit seconds after this page was updated, also includes a provision for the Irish to play 5 games annually against ACC teams. ND will face every ACC team […]
As we now move into the third week past the usual time the next ACC football schedule is released, shortly after Signing Day, it seems an opportune time to examine what is causing the hold-up.   The short answer is the Cousins. The how and why of how the boys in the Hills managed to […]
It was an interesting couple of days, to say the least.   Fans of Virginia Tech on Saturday went through the emotional wringer early that Saturday of realizing that, should they win the ACC, they would be facing the Cousins, giving, finally, the Hill folk the chance at getting at those Hokie traitors. Midway through […]
After all of the talk and all of the hype, it was business as usual.   There had been much chatter surrounding this year’s annual Virginia Tech- Hoo game. Most of it centered around the ‘London Miracle’ in Hooville, with the Hoo coach credited with what had been thought a near impossibility, getting Mr. Jefferson’s […]
It was an interesting weekend. With Virginia Tech facing a bye week in preparation to determining if their usual record and high ranking have been achieved through scheduling sleight-of-hand or, contrary to most visual evidence, the Hokies are actually that good, I found myself at loose ends. Once again I pondered the vexing question: What […]
Another game, another win. And, another defensive casualty. And, as an added bonus, more Li’l E antics. Tech endured its seemingly season-long slow start against Fredo, actually trailing at the half. Then, as has become their habit, seemed to gain interest in playing in the Second Half and rolled to the win. Well, they should. […]
All’s well that ends well and the Tech- Wake game did. There were interesting goings-on around the rest of the ACC. And, in the competition between this year’s dual fall spectacles of conference realignment season and the actual football one, the former is proving quite funnier. At Wake, the Tech football team seemed to be […]
A week did make a bit of difference. One Saturday after enduring one of the more miserable Lane Stadium experiences, pretty much everything changed, from the weather to the offensive performance. The game began under a picture-perfect October sky with Metallica extending their personal greetings and ended under a full Blacksburg moon with the stadium […]
Gee, what a fun season this is turning into. Aside from that altogether miserable performance by Tech last Saturday night in an altogether miserable Lane Stadium, this is becoming, for me, any way, not the best of times. The best thing that can be said about the woeful results against Clemson is the less said […]
Okay, let’s have a show of hands. Who saw this one coming? This year’s extended Conference Expansion Season suddenly veered into an unexpected direction. As much of the civilized world sat and watched transfixed over the drama playing out in Texas and Oklahoma, the ACC suddenly entered the fray by scooping up Pitt and Syracuse. […]