Saturday, April 24, 2010
ACC in the second round of the NFL draft:
34 – MINNESOTA – Chris Cook, CB, 6’2, 210 – VIRGINIA
52 – PITTSBURGH – Jason Worilds, DE, 6’2, 240 – VIRGINIA TECH
ACC in the third round of the NFL draft:
71 – GREEN BAY – Morgan Burnett, S, 6’1, 210 – GEORGIA TECH
95 – NEW ORLEANS – Jimmy Graham, TE, 6’8, 260 – MIAMI
96 – CINCINNATI – Brandon Ghee, CB, 6’0, 191 – WAKE FOREST
Sophomore attackman Chris Bocklet and junior midfielder Shamel Bratton each tallied a hat-trick to lead the second-ranked and top-seeded Wahoos to their 13th appearance in the title game and first since 2008. The win also snapped an eight-game losing streak to Duke.
In the other semi, third-seed and tournament host Maryland advanced with a 13-5 victory over the second-seeded UNC Tar Heels.
The Terps improved to 9-2 on the season (1-2 ACC) and will make their 10th appearance in the title game – their first since 2006 when Maryland fell at the hands to the Virginia Cavaliers, 11-5. The two programs have faced one another four times in the title game and are knotted at 2-2 in the series.
The loss gives the second-ranked Tar Heels an 11-2 mark this season (2-1 ACC).
The final will be played 3:30 pm on Sunday. Check your local listings for television.
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(Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr.)
Friday, April 23, 2010
The manager of said drive-thru takes his photo on his phone and shortly thereafter it’s all over the internet.
Here at T.A.H. Worldwide Media Headquarters we can be a bit…skeptical…some might even say cynical, so our first move was to try and find out if the photo was a look-a-like fake – a brilliant viral publicity stunt for Krispy Kreme.
Apparently, the story is legit.
According to our fellow news agency, CNBC, the time line runs like this:
AOL Fanhouse writer Clay Travis was speaking at a high school in Nashville on Monday after the Masters when the photo came into his e-mail box.
The original photo was taken by Greg Carswell, the manager of the Krispy Kreme on Washington Road in Augusta. An e-mail with the photo was sent at 11:24 a.m. ET on Monday from a person who said they were a friend of Carswell.
“This picture was taken this morning, he said he signed autographs and allowed him to take this picture with his family in the vehicle,” the e-mail said. “Pretty neat, just thought I would share it with you.”
We can assume that the picture was then sent out to a large group of people, including Jason Cyrus Ohanian, who works in emerging markets equity research at Wells Fargo.
Within minutes, Ohanian sent it to Travis.
“In between a break from speaking at the high school, I put it up on Twitter,” Travis said. “It literally took 30 seconds.”
What followed were more than 14,000 people viewing the picture, re-tweets, blogs and then stories, including the required one from the Augusta Chronicle, who “broke” what Mickelson ordered.
Under the headline “Mickelson’s order excites Krispy Kreme staff,” reporter Adam Folk reveals that Mickelson order 36 doughnuts — a dozen glazed, a dozen chocolate and a dozen mixed.
Completing the loop were the folks at Krispy Kreme, who proudly tweeted the unpaid endorsement.
“I knew that this story would get a lot of attention,” Travis said. “It just pretty much confirms what people think about Phil. You get the idea that he’s the kind of guy who would show up to a Krispy Kreme in his green jacket after winning the Masters. The fact that he actually did it – and it was documented – is what makes this work as a story on so many different levels.”
WTEM ESPN 980 in Washington covered the story saying “After not winning the Masters last weekend, Tiger Woods did not show up wearing a green jacket at the Krispy Kreme store like actual winner what's-his-name did."
If that doesn’t make sense to you, see this previous commentary on WTEM’s coverage of the Masters.
(Editor's Note: News tip on this item courtesy of The Great Nordini (University of Virginia), who also serves as the T.A.H. Lacrosse Monitor)
ACC in the first round of the NFL draft:
9 – BUFFALO – C.J. Spiller, RB, 5'11, 195 – CLEMSON
16 – TENNESSEE – Derrick Morgan, DE, 6’4, 270 – GEORGIA TECH
22 – DENVER – Demarvius Thomas, WR, 6’3, 229 – GEORGIA TECH
32 – NEW ORLEANS – Patrick Robinson, CB, 5’11, 194 – FLORIDA STATE
(Photos by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Good news, is the new television deal means more live games and less jumping around during that game you are desperately trying to watch.
According to the AP here’s the scoop:
College sports’ largest governing body plans to expand next year’s March Madness field from 65 to 68 teams without making a major format change. It also said it has reached a new 14-year, $10.8 billion deal with CBS and Turner Broadcasting that keeps the door open to more expansion.
“What is remarkable is that it is exclusively at the NCAA’s discretion regarding field size for the championship,” NCAA vice president Greg Shaheen said, referring to language in the TV deal.
The new 68-team tourney is expected to be approved next Thursday by the NCAA’s Board of Directors, and Shaheen said there were no plans to immediately look at a 96-team field many were expecting for 2011.
But the winning television networks didn’t need more teams or extra games to sell them on the new TV package.
CBS was relieved to get rid of the final three years on its previous 11-year, $6 billion contract—three years that included steep $700 million annual payments. Turner Broadcasting jumps from being a non-player in the college basketball world to having the sport’s marquee event—including championship games in alternating years starting in 2016.
And the NCAA gets its long-desired wish of seeing every game telecast nationally with fewer live look-ins and switching away from blowouts.
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Lest it be said that we are not always negative, we are writing today to offer hearty CONGRATULATIONS on choosing offensive tackle Trent Williams of Oklahoma with the fourth pick of last night’s first round of the 2010 NFL draft.
And…thanks AGAIN for hiring Allen and Shanahan.
We remain reasonably confident, that left to your own devices you and Vinny would have drafted either the safety from Tennessee (best athlete in the draft, sure fire first round can’t miss pick, blah, blah, blah) or, WORSE YET, Tim Tebow.
Thankfully, the football heads prevailed and you opted for a 6’4.5” 300+ lbs kid with MAD skills to help patch up an offensive line that was the bane of the Zorn era.
Well done (whether you liked it or not).
Your Loyal Fan
Capel (far left) replaces another Tar Heel, Buzz Peterson, who left for UNC Wilmington last week. Capel was an assistant to Peterson last year—his only experience as a coach.
Capel’s older brother Jeff (Duke) coaches Oklahoma, while his dad, Jeff Jr., is an assistant with the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats.
Capel played at North Carolina and was a two-time all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection. He led the Tar Heels in scoring at 15.6 points as a senior in 2001-02.
After playing professionally in the NBA Development League and in Serbia, Japan and Italy, Capel worked as a television analyst for ESPNU and Raycom Sports for two years before joining the Mountaineers’ staff last season.
Clearly, the Mountainers are hoping some of that sky blue magic will rub off…
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(Photo by Corey Lowenstein/Raleigh News & Observer)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
It was a rematch of last season's NCAA championship game, which the Wildcats won 21-7.
It was a game of momentum shifts as North Carolina twice rallied from four-goal deficits.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Over in Chapell Hill, the announcement was met with a collective "Ahhhh, s***!!!"
Here, Singler celebrates after the Blue Devils defeated the Butler Bulldogs 61-59 in the NCAA basketball championship game April 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
(Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Monday, April 19, 2010
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