1. ACC Expansion: Connecticut Disputes Big East Commissioner's "Solidarity" Claim

    In big college sports, especially when conference politics are concerned, we can be certain of one thing...

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  2. ACC Expansion: Academics Mean Connecticut, Rutgers, Texas and Baylor Are Next

    Now that the ACC has announced the addition of the University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse University to its growing flock of top-notch academic institutions, the next question is whether it will add more members...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about 3 years ago 2,041 reads 7 comments

  3. NCAA Investigation: UNC Punishes Itself, Leaving No Negotiation Room

    As NCAA investigations go, the University of North Carolina did its part in proclaiming its guilt. In a 111-page response to NCAA allegations, UNC left no doubt but that violations of NCAA rules had occurred...

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  4. NFL Rivalry: Cam Newton Gains, Then Loses NFL Record to Tom Brady

    It is hard to imagine a more significant situation in any time in football history, high school, college or pro...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about 3 years ago 1,072 reads 30 comments

  5. ACC Expansion: Syracuse and Pittsburgh Remaining True to Atlantic Coast

    In the summer of 1776, 13 colonies declared their independence from England forming the United States. Almost the entire Eastern Atlantic seaboard was involved. East and West Florida did not join at the time, but they were sympathetic...

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  6. Novak Djokovic's Unprecedented Men's Tennis Domination Ends with US Open Victory

    There are several points worth considering in this year's US Open Men's Tennis Championship and the related media coverage...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about 3 years ago 1,540 reads 91 comments

  7. US Open Tennis Update: Djokovic Bounces, Nadal Wipes, Screams Take Center Court

    In the world of modern tennis, the ladies still have it over the men. Screams after hitting the ball remain the oddity in a sport where screams every time a woman hits the ball prevails...

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  8. North Carolina Tar Heels Football: Butch Davis' Firing Has Repercussions

    So far, UNC Athletic Director Dick Baddour is the only other casualty of the Butch Davis firing. But, as said in a recent article , Chancellor Holden Thorp should be gone by the end of the year...

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  9. UNC Football: Tar Heels Waste No Time in Naming Withers Interim Head Coach

    A day after firing Butch Davis , UNC surprised most observers again by promoting its defensive coordinator Everett Withers to Interim Head Coach of its football team. Few teams have had the audacity of promoting from within so soon...

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  10. UNC Football: Butch Davis Fired as UNC's Chancellor Whitewashes Carolina's Woes

    Butch Davis was fired today by UNC's Chancellor Holden Thorp, the UNC Trustees and UNC Athletic Director Dick Baddour. The shock of this firing will linger for a very long time...

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  11. Dallas Mavericks: LeBron James Belittles NBA Fans After Heat Lose Championship

    In the end, with the Dallas Mavericks crowned as the new NBA champions, NBA poster child LeBron James could only disrespect all of us who pulled for them over the Three Kings and the Miami Heat ...

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  12. NBA Finals 2011: Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks & Changes to the Face of the NBA

    It was a major gambling problem. He was the greatest basketball player in the world. Then it turned out that he had a gambling problem...

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  13. NBA Finals 2011: Dirk Nowitzki and LeBron James Team Defense Making Mavs Champs

    Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks had all one would want in a championship game. Close play throughout most of the game. Great shooting...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 2,091 reads 19 comments

  14. NBA Finals 2011: Dallas Game 2 Win Due to Many Factors, Nowitzki Most Important

    Given up for done after Game 1, and treated as completely finished in the early part of the fourth quarter of Game 2, the Dallas Mavericks did what they have done against those other favored teams...

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  15. French Open 2011: Roger Federer, Yet to Lose a Set, Has Novak Djokovic Next

    On a windy day at the center of the tennis world, Roger Federer completed yet another three-set match at the French Open , this time against Gael Monfils ...

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  16. Jim Tressel Resigns: College Football, Its Commentators and the NCAA out of Sync

    "After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach," Tressel said in a statement released by the university...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 318 reads 4 comments

  17. NBA Playoffs 2011: Finals Decide If LeBron James or Dirk Nowitzki Is NBA's Best

    With the 2011 NBA Championship up for grabs, the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks , the same two teams who met previously in what became the most controversial NBA Finals ...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 1,520 reads 6 comments

  18. NBA Playoffs 2011: Dallas Mavericks Comeback Sets Up Game 5 Win vs. Thunder

    After all the hoopla in Game 4 before their home crowd, the Oklahoma City Thunder fans began leaving with the game still in doubt. They had had enough. Enough of the youngsters...

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  19. 2011 NBA Playoffs: Dallas Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki Being Mugged by OKC Thunder

    After three games in the Western Conference Final between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks , the biggest question is whether Mark Cuban finally has a legitimate ...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 3 years ago 3,893 reads 36 comments

  20. Lance Armstrong Faces Long Jail Sentence for Tour de France Wins

    One of the greatest events in all of sports is Le Tour de France , a grueling three-week ride through France that requires power, speed, strength and endurance over its approximately 2,200-mile course...

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  21. NBA Playoffs 2011: LeBron James NBA's Big Loser, Derrick Rose Its Biggest Winner

    LeBron James screaming and jumping up and down. The crowd screaming and jumping up and down. Dwyane Wade seemingly the more quiet of the Heat's Big Three, or as the Miami Heat portrayed them the Three Kings , parading around on his home court...

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  22. NFL Draft 2011: Will Tar Heel QB T.J. Yates Ever Start for Houston Texans?

    Over the course of the last few weeks, few thought that T.J. Yates —the man who almost single-handedly kept the UNC Tar Heels afloat during this past season—would be drafted in the NFL 's 2011 draft...

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  23. Ohio State Football NCAA Investigation: Tressel Era Should End Because He Lied

    It was a time when Ohio State's football fortunes seemed made for the future. April of 2010. A team surely to be ranked No. 1 during the season and a part of the national championship picture would be fielded in September...

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  24. UNC Football: Does Judge's Ruling Suggest More Significant NCAA Investigation?

    Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning ruled Tuesday that personal records and information of UNC student-athletes should be released to the public...

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  25. NBA Draft 2011: Harrison Barnes Decides to Stay at UNC, Make Tar Heels Title Run

    Harrison Barnes decided today to stay with the UNC Tar Heels and not enter the 2011 NBA draft. According to Barnes, in an announcement released by North Carolina: "Opportunities, ...

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