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 Dave Telep and a number of lengthy features about various conference topics.
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Here's an excerpt from the ACC Handbook's team overview story on Wake Forest...
Leaving along with Paul were three seniors, Taron Downey, Jamaal Levy and Vytas Danelius, who were on hand for 94 victories over their four years at Wake Forest. Few, if any, ACC teams other than North Carolina lost more.
But defiance seems to suit Prosser. He wears it well. And two months after Paul dropped the bombshell that he was leaving, Prosser was still expressing defiance to those predicting that Paul's departure would result in a tumble down the ACC standings.
"Our goals are not to run away and hide," Prosser said. "Hopefully we will still be standing and trying to compete for a championship at the end. It will be a different team, obviously ... But that's the nature of college athletics. Guys graduate and guys go into the NBA. But as far as goals and things we are trying to do, they don't change.