Wednesday, August 6, 2008



Before we get all wrapped up in the first major championship of ACC 2009, it only seemed fair to look back at ACC 2008 and see which fine institution led the way with the highest number of league championships. Drum roll, please…

Well (George, you were right), the winner is the University of Virginia.

The big and bad Wahoos earned the crown by powering their way to titles in Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Swimming, Men’s Diving, Men’s Swimming, Rowing, Women’s Lacrosse and Men’s Tennis. That’s an ACC-leading seven in all. Well done, Hoos.

Of course, if these other lame institutions (pun intended) could figure out how to field a polo team, the Hoos would, no doubt, up their tally to eight…but, we digress.

Coming in second was UNC as the Tar Heels brought home four trophies including three relatively important ones (not to diminish UVA tremendous accomplishment) in MEN'S BASKETBALL, Women’s Basketball and, of course, Women’s Soccer. The Heels also won the Field Hockey title.

Relative new-comers Florida State and Virginia Tech managed to tie the Heels with four titles each: The Seminoles in Women’s Cross Country, Men’s Indoor and Outdoor track and Men’s Golf and the Hokies in FOOTBALL, Women’s Indoor and Outdoor track and Softball. There isn’t a rule that says if you win your Indoor track championship, you have to win your Outdoor track championship, it just seems that way.

Clemson picked up two (Volleyball and Women’s Tennis) as did Duke (Women’s Golf and Men’s Lacrosse). Boston College won the Men’s Soccer title, Miami the Baseball crown and Maryland the Wrestling championship.

Wake Forest, Georgia Tech and N.C. State struck out in 2008 after each winning multiple titles the year before.

Now that we have that over with, let’s get that pigskin movin’!!

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