Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Only 30 More Days Until ACC Football…

Presbyterian @ WAKE FOREST, Winston-Salem, N.C. 6:30 p.m. ET – Presbyterian, really?

Florida A&M @ MIAMI, Miami Gardens, Fla. 7:30 p.m. ET -- Hmmm, more south Florida football fisticuff potential?

Samford @ FLORIDA STATE, Tallahassee, Fla. ESPNU 12:00 p.m. ET - is this a rematch?

South Carolina State @ GEORGIA TECH, Atlanta, Ga. 1:00 p.m. ET

Weber State @ BOSTON COLLEGE, Chestnut Hill, Mass. 1:00 p.m. ET -- didn’t know they had a football team. They knocked out UNC some years back in the Big Dance.

North Texas @ CLEMSON, Clemson, SC ESPNU 3:30 p.m. ET – North Texas as in panhandle…mismatch.

Richmond @ VIRGINIA, Charlottesville, Va. 6:00 p.m. ET -- speaking of rematches, this should be a good one.

Western Carolina @ NC STATE, Raleigh, N.C. 6:00 p.m. ET – Even the Wolfpack can’t screw this up.

Elon @ DUKE, Durham, N.C. 7:00 p.m. ET - T.A.H. favorite Scott Riddle debuts his senior season against the Blue Devils.

LSU @ NORTH CAROLINA, Atlanta, Ga. ABC 8:00 p.m. ET -- Really Butch, LSU, was The Citadel all booked up?

Navy @ MARYLAND, Baltimore, Md. ESPN 4:00 p.m. ET – The beginning of the end of The Fridge? Hope not…

Boise State @ VIRGINIA TECH, Landover, Md. ESPN 8:00 p.m. ET – Best game of the weekend in the biggest ball park. Too bad it’s not a 4pm start so some children could attend.

To see the ACC's 2010 Football Media Guide, click here.

Virginia Tech, Ponder Top ACC Pre-Season Polls

For the fourth time in four years, the ACC media failed to contact T.A.H. Worldwide Media LLC for our input on this story…Maybe we missed the call while sipping a Hinano at a beach in Moorea. Oh well…

For the third time in four years, Virginia Tech was picked to win the ACC in the media poll at the ACC Football Kickoff. Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder was a runaway winner in player-of-the-year polling.

The Hokies received 50 of 98 votes to win the league championship and 62 to win the Coastal Division, with Florida State picked to win the Atlantic Division on 78 ballots.

North Carolina, a trendy longshot to win the league only a few weeks ago, was picked to finish fourth in the Coastal Division as uncertainty about the NCAA investigation apparently put a damper on the Tar Heels' prospects. Duke, in fifth, wasn't far behind.

The wags think both Virginia and Maryland are in for another tough year.
The full voting:
ACC Champion
1. Virginia Tech 502. Florida State 263. Miami4. Georgia Tech5. (tie) Boston College 2(tie) North Carolina 2

Atlantic Division
1. Florida State (78) 5652. Clemson (16) 4793. Boston College (4) 3894. N.C. State 2835. Wake Forest 2036 Maryland 139

Coastal Division
1. Virginia Tech (62) 5322. Miami (20) 4443. Georgia Tech (11) 4084. North Carolina (5) 3795. Duke 1696. Virginia 126

ACC Player of the Year
1. Christian Ponder, Florida State 452. Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech 163. Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech 114. (tie) Russell Wilson, N.C. State 6(tie) Robert Quinn, North Carolina 6

Quote of the Day

"When I said we'd play them I didn't realize they had everybody coming back. Seriously." -- Frank Beamer.

The Boise State Broncos, led by quarterback Kellen Moore, are considered a top-25 team and have been discussed in the national championship hunt. They boast 22 returning starters from an undefeated team and are currently 2 1/2 point favorites for the game on Sept 6 at Fed Ex Field.

Picture of the Day

SLICK. Guests make a statement about the oil spill on the red carpet at the 2010 VH1 Do Something! Awards in Hollywood, Calif. The ceremony honored people younger than 25 who have shown "commitment to social change."

We don't know how "committed" these lads are, but give 'em credit, they're clever.

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez-Getty Images for VH1)

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