The big news on Saturday around the ACC was that Maryland is in "serious negotiations" with the Big Ten. The reaction from Terps alumni and fans has been in opposition though. ESPN broadcaster and Maryland alum, Len Elmore calls the move "sad". “From a standpoint of tradition, I didn’t think my alma mater would be looking for a money grab, one of the most pernicious things in all of college sports,” Elmore said. “It’s nuts. They’re blinded by the dollars.” For a guy like me that likes tradition, I completely agree with Elmore, and I hope Maryland reconsiders.
In ACC basketball, FSU picked up a good win in the Coaches vs Cancer classic over a St. Joseph's team that has been picked to win the Atlantic 10. The Noles played good basketball, and appear to have put their opening night loss to South Alabama behind them. Also, Virginia showed they can score the basketball, defeating Seattle by 40 points while Wake Forest was manhandled by Iona and lost 94-68 in the Virgin Islands.
Three games on today's ACC basketball schedule with Boston College taking on College of Charleston at noon, NC State playing Oklahoma State at 6:30 in the Puerto Rico Tipoff final, and Duke hosting Florida Gulf Coast at 8.
Highlights of Virginia/Seattle
Tony Bennett on Virginia's win
Highlights of FSU/St. Joseph's
- FGCU ready to make history at Duke
- Florida Gulf Coast-Duke Preview
- Cook, Devils hope to keep moving forward
- Duke falls to Georgia Tech 42-24
- Blue Devils can’t overcome unlucky bounce
- Maryland in talks to join Big Ten
- Elmore gives his thumbs-down
- Twitter, Facebook accounts go rogue
- Poll: Should Terps go to the Big Ten?
- University of Maryland considering a move to the Big Ten conference
- Peter Schmuck: Move to Big Ten would be all about the money
- What’s your take on a possible Maryland move to the Big Ten?
- Big Ten mum on posssible inclusion of Maryland, Rutgers
- Florida State looks dangerous in Brooklyn
- Ratcliffe: After enduring dark times, Jones becomes a bright spot in Cavaliers’ win
- ACC Week 12 awards: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
|Seattle 43 @ Virginia 83||Box|
|Wake Forest 68 @ Iona 94||Box|
|FSU 73 @ Saint Joseph's 66||Box|
|12:00:00 PM||Boston College @ College of Charleston||ESPNU|
|6:30:00 PM||Oklahoma State @ NC State||ESPN2||Preview|
|8:00:00 PM||Florida Gulf Coast @ Duke||ESPNU||Preview|