There are in-depth overview stories by team beat writers on each squad and spotlight players, team-by-team analysis by Mike Gminski, lots of stats, insider quotes, a composite schedule, opponent previews, national Top 25, recruiting profiles by Scout.com's Dave Telep and a number of lengthy features about various conference topics, including a story on the 1957 championship run.
Inside Carolina is giving away free copies of the 2007 ACC Handbook to the first five IC readers who can correctly answer the following trivia question.
Over the last decade (including this year's issue), seven North Carolina players have appeared on the cover of the ACC Handbook? Name all seven.
11:30 a.m. Update: The contest is now over. Congratulations to the five winners:
Here's an excerpt from the ACC Handbook's conference overview story ...
"... And we're positive that North Carolina is going to be awesome this season. The Tar Heels might be as awesome as they were two seasons ago, and if you've forgotten, North Carolina won the national championship two years ago.
Those Tar Heels had more experienced talent than this group. That UNC team had junior All-America candidates in Sean May, Raymond Felton and Rashad McCants. This UNC team doesn't have that, although center Tyler Hansbrough is an All-America candidate as a sophomore, and small forward Reyshawn Terry is an All-ACC caliber senior. David Noel is the only vital organ gone from last season's shockingly good 23-8 team.
Along with the returning seven players who averaged at least 12 minutes per game last season, the Tar Heels will introduce to the ACC a recruiting class that rivals some of the Duke monsters of recent vintage (Brand, Battier and Avery ... Williams, Dunleavy and Boozer ... etc.). North Carolina signed three of the top 10 players from the high school class of 2006 -- considered one of the best classes in decades...
North Carolina might be as talented as it was in 2005. The Tar Heels definitely will be deeper. Considering the face pace preferred by UNC coach Roy Williams ... wow.
"I think it will be a lot of fun," Williams said.