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Final ACC "Little Sister of the Poor": Georgia Tech Takes on Gardner-Webb

Cas HeilmanCorrespondent IOctober 10, 2008
The ACC has saved their best "Little Sister of the Poor" for last. This weekend Georgia Tech will play their SECOND FCS school, and that program is...wait for it...Gardner-Webb.



Don't know anything about them? We didn't either, and that's one of the main reasons we started this thread of blog entries. We hope you enjoyed, and thank you Almost College football Conference for giving America such solid entertainment. Fourteen FCS schools!
In the future, don't be afraid to pick on someone your own size. On second thought, maybe you already are...

Gardner-Webb University

Location: Boiling Springs, NC. Boiling Springs? Who says there isn't global warming?
Founded: 1905
Mascot: Runnin' Bulldogs. I guess just plain Bulldog wasn't cool enough.
Size: 4,000
Conference: Big South
Famous Alumni: The "Man in Black" Johnny Cash received an honorary degree from the school. The "A-Train" Artis Gilmore—ABA and NBA great.
Interesting facts: The school was chartered as Boiling Springs High School in 1905. It became an accredited four-year college in 1971. In 2000 the Runnin' Bulldogs earned a bid to the College World Series. In November of 2007 Gardner-Webb's men's basketball program dealt 22nd-ranked Kentucky an 84-68 loss in Rupp Arena in Coach Billy Gillespie's second game as head coach of the Wildcats.
Who says the Bulldogs can't run with the big boys? In 2002 the NCAA placed Gardner-Webb on five years probation for "lack of institutional control." Apparently ordained minister and then-president Dr. Christopher White decided it would be OK to have a star basketball player's "F" changed to a passing grade in order to keep him eligible. Jealous Florida State?

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