Web Run: No bowl atmoshere at ACC title game

The ACC, a sports corporation sponsored by 12 universities, finally got down to academic research last night at a title game named for a soft drink in a football stadium named for a cell-phone network.

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School Conference Overall
Duke 0-0 6-0
Boston College 0-0 5-0
Clemson 0-0 5-0
Wake Forest 0-0 6-1
NC State 0-0 5-1
Maryland 0-0 5-1
Florida State 0-0 3-1
Virginia 0-0 3-1
North Carolina 0-0 3-1
Virginia Tech 0-0 5-2
Miami 0-0 4-3
Georgia Tech 0-0 2-2



"FSU's upset lessened N.C. State's chances of playing in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte, NCSU athletics director Lee Fowler said late Saturday night. Fowler said the Pack (6-5) likely will go either to the MPC Computers Bowl in Boise, Idaho, or the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn." - N&O writer Chip Alexander



Quiet: First ACC title game lacking true bowl atmosphere
Lenox Rawlings * Winston-Salem Journal
The ACC, a sports corporation sponsored by 12 universities, finally got down to academic research last night at a title game named for a soft drink in a football stadium named for a cell-phone network. The institutions of higher learning confronted humanity's burning perennial question: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? In other words, did the prospect of a windfall from the Dr Pepper ACC Championship at Alltel Stadium create expansion or did expansion create the possibility? Read More

Surprise! ACC hoops season begins
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College basketball can sneak up on you this time of year. While you're still digesting turkey and memories from Thanksgiving, the Big Ten/ACC Challenge starts. Now on the same weekend featuring a mile-long buffet line of college football grudge matches, ACC hoops is ready to go, testing the attention span of even the most ardent sports fan. Read More



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