1. Indiana-Pitt: Tom Crean's Hoosiers Take Next Step with Jimmy V Classic Victory

    (Verdell Jones' 22 points spurred the Hoosiers to Tom Crean's 200th win Tuesday night.) Suddenly, the normal looked possible, and it made all the difference...

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  2. Indiana-Pittsburgh: Postgame Thoughts

    (Can you count to 200 wins? Tom Crean can now.) That was rather important, I think. To the thoughts! Verdell Jones might be the most complete offensive player IU has right now...

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  3. Indiana-Pitt: Halftime Thoughts

    (Tom Crean has to feel good about the halftime thoughts.) Hey folks, it appears introductions are in order. My name is Zachary Osterman, the good folks at Bleacher Report have given me the opportunity ...

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  4. Georgia Tech Draws Iowa in Orange Bowl, Jackets Breathe Easier

    (Anthony Allen and the Yellow Jackets got a pretty fair bowl draw with Iowa.) If defense truly wins championships, then the ACC is, once and for all, completely backward. Georgia Tech, now the reigning conference champions, have the BCS' worst defense...

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  5. What's Next For Georgia Tech

    (Jonathan Dwyer is going to Miami. Who will meet him there?) The questions have, at times, been almost too much for Georgia Tech to answer...

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  6. C.J. Spiller: The Best Player in the Country

    (Give that young man a Heisman Trophy.) Well, I'm convinced. You should be too. C.J. Spiller is the best player in the country. Now, the good people who count the Heisman votes do not care what I think, hence I do not have a vote...

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  7. Cometh The Moment, Cometh The Men For Georgia Tech

    (Jonathan Dwyer was one of many Jackets that made big plays Saturday.) This was the definition of a championship game. The best players made the best plays, the biggest moments were the best moments, and the right team won...

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  8. Georgia Tech-Clemson: Post-Championship Thoughts

    (Demaryius Thomas scored a touchdown in Georgia Tech's ACC Championship victory.) That was simply a great game. Here are some postgame thoughts on said instant classic, column to come...

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  9. Georgia Tech—Clemson: ACC Title Game Halftime Thoughts

    (Stephen Hill is fast. The halftime thoughts are faster.) Just some thoughts. Will be back with more after the game. Dabo Swinney says Clemson has to win on first and second downs against Tech's offense...

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  10. Bad Advice, Bold Prediction and Something Else: Championship Edition

    (Will Josh Nesbitt be called "champion" by Sunday?.) Well, bee fans, the decisive hour is nigh. At 8 p.m. Saturday night, a berth in the Orange Bowl gets tossed on the table between the Tigers and Yellow Jackets— may the best team win...

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  11. ACC Awards Look Just Right So Far for Georgia Tech

    (Look, two All-ACC first team selections in one picture.) So the ACC's all-conference teams were announced yesterday, and the conference's coach of the year today. How did the Jackets do? Pretty well...

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  12. Georgia Tech: Winning ACC Title More Important than Beating Georgia

    Before you staple me to the bell tower and throw sharp things at my face, understand that I am perfectly willing to pass the buck a little bit here—this idea is not originally mine...

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  13. For Georgia Tech, Time To Be Counted Is Now

    (Paul Johnson says great teams don't lose twice in a row. Time to find out if he's got a great team, then.) Cometh the moment, cometh the man. And if that saying is true, then there are a lot of boys in the Georgia Tech locker room right now...

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  14. Bad Advice, Bold Prediction and Something Else: Hate Week

    (Will this be Jonathan Dwyer's last game in Bobby Dodd Stadium?) Well, friends, the great day is upon us. Tonight, the Jackets and Bulldogs do battle again, as they always will on the Saturday after Thanksgiving...

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  15. Happy Thanksgiving Y'all

    (Joe Namath is probably saying, "No more pumpkin pie! I'm stuffed!" Or not.) Happy Thanksgiving. I give you one of my all-time favorite Thanksgiving traditions, Furman Bisher's "I'm thankful" column ...

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  16. Weighing The Matchups: How Georgia Tech and Georgia Stack Up

    In case you were wondering, I've been writing a little bit more this week in honor of/in preparation for the Hate game on Saturday. Can't let you boys and girls go into Bobby Dodd Stadium unprepared...

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  17. The "What Could Have Been" Could Haunt Georgia Again

    (How different would things be if we cut the 'Tech' off that jersey?) Recruiting college sports is a funny thing. It's a quirky thing. It's a science, but possibly the most inexact one...

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  18. Some Early Thoughts on Georgia Tech-Georgia

    (Will Roddy Jones and his friends have a good day Saturday?) In the South, we take our football seriously—and there is no football more serious than a good rivalry. Bill Curry won 26 games in three years at Alabama, and he went to the Sugar Bowl...

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  19. A Look at Georgia ahead of the Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate

    (Georgia Tech quarterback Josh Nesbitt will be looking to go 2-0 against the Bulldogs as a starter Saturday.)   No Yellow Jacket football this weekend (not that I needed to tell you)—a welcome ...

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  20. Bad Advice, Bold Prediction and Something Else: Bye Week Edition

    (Without Chan Gailey, Tech never lands Morgan Burnett. Think about that.) Ah, rivalry season. It's the greatest time of year...

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  21. Bowling for Respect: SEC Postseason Picture Going To Be Revealing

    (Chris Todd will be one of several signal-callers looking on with great interest at the bowl selections.) It seems like, more often than not, when somebody brings up the college bowl system, ...

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  22. Georgia Tech-Clemson Just the Medicine for ACC Title Game

    (Could this rematch save the ACC Championship game?) For those who haven't been paying attention or just don't care—and it would appear there are a lot of you—the ACC Championship is celebrating its fifth birthday in December...

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  23. So Where Does Georgia Tech Go From Here?

    (Jonathan Dwyer is headed there in a hurry.) Why, to Tampa Bay, of course. Oh, you meant in a more metaphorical sense? Well, good question. The answer, honestly, is up to them. “We’re not satisfied,” Jonathan Dwyer told Jeff Schultz of the AJC...

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  24. Ask and Ye Shall Receive: Jackets Give Near-Perfect Effort, Win ACC Coastal

    (Paul Johnson and the Jackets have booked a trip to Tampa.) A perfect game. It has been Paul Johnson's lusted-for holy grail all season. The Jackets beat Virginia Tech, and he still found fault...

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  25. Bad Advice, Bold Prediction and Something Else: Week 11

    (Yes, Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech's magic number is one.) Former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight used to explain to his teams how every game was important through a favored phrase...

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