Saturday, May 28, 2011

Picture Of The Da(l)y

John Daly walks up a fairway during the first round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship

Saturday, May 28

VIRGINIA vs. Denver (Pioneers, 11,644 students, Denver, CO) , Baltimore, Md. (NCAA Tournament - Semifinals), 4:00 PM, TV: ESPN2

DUKE vs. MARYLAND, Baltimore, Md. (NCAA Tournament - Semifinals), 6:30 PM, TV: ESPN2

ACC Championship Baseball

Virginia 6, Miami 4 – After  a weather delay of over seven hours, Virginia (47-9) became the first team to post two wins in the 2011 ACC Baseball Championship with a 6-4 victory over Miami (35-21). Center fielder Kenny Swab keyed the win with four hits and four RBIs.  The game started shortly after 11 a.m. and ended at 10:33 p.m.  To read more, click here.

#2 Florida State vs #3 Georgia Tech – ppd weather.

#4 North Carolina vs #8 Wake Forest – ppd weather.  The  game will be completed after game 2 on Saturday, May 28. UNC leads 5-0.  This game was suspended in the top of the 7th inning at 1:55 a.m. Saturday morning as Tar Heel right-hander Patrick Johnson was in the midst of a no-hitter.   To read more, click here.

Saturday, May 28
#2 Florida State vs #3 Georgia Tech, Durham, N.C. (ACC Championship), 9:00 AM, TV: Regional Sports Networks
#6 Clemson vs #7 NC State, Durham, N.C. (ACC Championship), 12:30 PM, TV: Regional Sports Networks
#5 Miami vs #8 Wake Forest, Durham, N.C. (ACC Championship), 4:00 PM, TV: Regional Sports Networks
#1 Virginia vs #4 North Carolina, Durham, N.C. (ACC Championship), 7:30 PM, Regional Sports Networks

Pictures Of The Day

Indy Lights driver Josef Newgarden leads the field during the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Newgarden won.   Alex Tagliani, Scott Dixon and Oriol Servia are in the front row for the feature race on Sunday.  (Photo by Guy Rhodes/U.S. PRESSWIRE)
Maryland midfielder Laura Merrifield gets hit by Bridget Nolan of Duke as she takes a shot on goal during the NCA Division I Women’s Lacrosse semifinals at LaValle Stadium n Stony Brook, NY.  Maryland won 14-8.  North Carolina was eliminated by Northwestern 11-0. (Photo by Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Newsday/MCT/LANDOV)
Washington National Michael Morse throws his helmet in celebration after hitting a walkoff home run against the San Diego Padres at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. Nats won 2-1.  (Photo by Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Friday, May 27, 2011

ACC Baseball Championship Results

Rally cups?
Thursday, May 26
Georgia Tech 6, N.C.  State 5 (15 innings) – The 2011 ACC Baseball Championship got its first taste of free baseball Thursday night, lots of free baseball, the longest game in the event’s history. After five hours and 488 pitches, Georgia Tech (40-18) outlasted North Carolina State (34-24) 6-5 in 15 tension-packed innings, a classic decided by a most improbable steal of home.
To read more, click here.

Miami 7, North Carolina 5 -- To read more, click here.

Florida State 6, Clemson 3 – To read more, click here.

Friday, May 27
#1 Virginia vs #5 Miami, Durham, N.C. (ACC Championship), 11:00 AM,  TV: Regional Sports Networks

#2 Florida State vs #3 Georgia Tech, Durham, N.C. (ACC Championship), 3:00 PM, TV: Regional Sports Networks

#4 North Carolina vs #8 Wake Forest, Durham, N.C. (ACC Championship), 7:00 PM,  TV: Regional Sports Networks

Pictures Of The Day

LPGA players Suzann Pettersen of Norway (L) and Cristie Kerr of the USA catch some rays on the beach at Botafogo prior to the start of the HSBC LPGA Brazil Cup on May 26, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images South America)
A woman catches some rays as Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber of Red bull racing goes by during the 2nd training session at the Monte Carlo circuit in Monaco.  The 2011 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix will take place May 29.  (Photo by Imago/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Baltimore Orioles catcher Craig Tatum makes a diving catch in the ninth inning against Kansas City.  The O’s won 6-5 in 12 innings.  (Photo by Steve Ruark/AP)
Ninth-inning 'rally caps' can't help the Tar Heels, who blew a five-run lead and ended up losing 7-5 to Miami in their first game in the ACC baseball tournament. (Photo by Chuck Liddy/Raliegh News & Observer)
Richard Kingscote riding Pyman's Theory (L) win The Piper Heidsieck Champagne National Stakes at Sandown racecourse on May 26, 2011 in Esher, England.  (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)
Louise Sugden of Great Britain shoots under pressure from Heike Friedrich of Germany during the BT Paralympic World Cup Wheelchair Basketball event in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Things That Make You Go…

(Walter Michot/Miami Herald)
Hmmm…

We got this tip from our ever vigilant T.A.H. Worldwide Media Pop Culture Editor Young A.T. who asked the question, “What are YOU doing this weekend?”

Evidently…Diana is swimming 103 miles from Cuba to Key West.  Apparently, she has an aversion to the traditional leaky, overcrowded boat approach…

According to Sally Jenkins by way of the Miami Herald and the Washington Post:  “It’s an undertaking of untold hazards that is projected to require 60 hours of continuous swimming. In addition to sharks there will be risks from man o’ war jellyfish as well as hypothermia, dehydration and cardio-arrhythmia. But the real danger is the unknown.”

Oh yeah, and she’s 61-years-old.

To read more, click here.

Quote Of The Day

(Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
"Just like I have been telling reporters and NBA teams, I feel like I'm the modern-day (Scottie) Pippen.  I feel like I can do it all: pass, shoot, dribble, and play defense.  I mean, I think I'm the perfect guy in any system you put me in and I'm just ready to take on the challenges."

-- Chris Singleton of Florida State humbly describing his talents while insulting everybody over the age of 30 by using “modern-day” to compare himself to that old, ancient and decrepit Scottie Pippen. 
Pippen retired a whopping seven years ago.

Nice, Chris, NICE!

N.C. State Point Guard Transferring To Kentucky

(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Ryan Harrow will follow in the footsteps of Derrick Rose and John Wall and play point guard for John Calipari.

The former N.C. State guard has announced his plans to transfer to Kentucky. He put the decision on his Twitter account on Wednesday night and also told the recruiting service Scout.com.

At Memphis and Kentucky, Calipari has coached the top point guards in the college game the past couple of years, turning out Rose, the MVP of the NBA this past season, and Wall, the Raleigh product who was the top pick in the 2010 NBA draft.

Harrow, who averaged 9.3 points and 3.3 assists per game for the Wolfpack last season, will have to sit out the 2011-12 season under NCAA rules. He joins a Kentucky program that reached the Final Four in April and is expected to be one of the top teams in the country again this season.

ACC Baseball Tournament Scores

Wednesday, May 25
Clemson 9, Georgia Tech 0 – Game recap here.
Virginia 13, Wake Forest  1 – Game recap here.
N.C. State 7, Florida State 0 – Game recap here

Pictures Of The Day

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren drives during practice for the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Monte Carlo Circuit on May 26, 2011 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
A file photo taken on May 23, 2010 shows Russian ice hockey national squad head coach Vyacheslav Bykov (R) and and his assistant Igor Zakharkin talking to players during a final game of the IIHF International Ice Hockey World Championship in Cologne.  (Photo by Alexander Nemenov /AFP/Getty Images)
Speaking of crazy...looking...Netherland's Arantxa Rus returns the ball to Belgium's Kim Clijsters during their Women's second round match in the French Open tennis championship at the Roland Garros stadium, on May 26, 2011, in Paris.  Clijsters, who had won her last 15 Grand Slam matches after taking the titles at last year’s U.S. Open and this year’s Australian Open, wasted two match points and was eliminated  by Rus 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round.  (Photo by Jacques Demarthon/AFP Photo/Getty Images)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ACC Dominates NCAA LAX Final Four

Cementing its reputation as the nation's premier lacrosse conference, the ACC is the first league to send three of its members – 2009 champ Virginia, 2010 champ Duke and Maryland – to the Final Four. The ACC has won 10 national titles since the NCAA Tournament began in 1971. 

Saturday, May 28
VIRGINIA vs. Denver, Baltimore, Md. (NCAA Tournament - Semifinals), 4:00 PM, TV: ESPN2
DUKE vs. Maryland, Baltimore, Md. (NCAA Tournament - Semifinals), 6:30 PM,  TV: ESPN2

ACC Smarter Than Big East, But We Already Knew That

(Photo courtesy of Gawker and Jason Hettenbaugh)

T.A.H. Worldwide Media Pop Culture Editor Young A.T. recently pointed out an item sub-titled “OOPS” by Max Read over at Gawker.  Read points out a small slip up at prestigious Georgetown.  Of course, our version of the Hoyas, Duke, would never make such a mistake...

“We're not, obviously, in a great position to criticize the typographical errors of others; on the other hand, we're not an accredited institution of higher learning.”
We would like to echo what Read said, as we too have no room to talk when it comes to typos and the like...but...

Nice, Georgetown, NIEC!

(Editors Note: That "NIEC" is a joke, we know you know that…right?)

Duke’s Singler Makes Second Trick Shot Video

Kyle Singler, the former Duke forward, with the help of his friends at Duke Blue Planet, climbed to the top of the Duke Chapel and other campus spots to shoot his second video of trick shots. He even coaxed Mike Krzyzhrw5ski into a cameo role in this one.

It's not Tyler Hansbrough jumping off a fraternity house roof into a small pool, but it ain’t bad…

ACC Basseball Tournament Starts Wednesday

For more information, click here

Pictures Of The Day

A mangled basketball hoop stood amid the devastation in Joplin, Mo. after a massive tornado tore through the city, another in a series of disasters that have ravaged the U.S. heartland this spring.  By Monday the death toll had risen to at least 116, making it the deadliest twister to strike the U.S. in 60 years.  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Reuters)

This guys is upside down but not because of a tornado…he’s doing it for fun.  Here, a rider performs during the Red Bull Moto and BMX Freestyle Show in the center of Russia’s Siberian City of Krasnoyarsk.  (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)
This guy didn’t get blown up in the air by a storm either…This is England’s Gary Hunt competing in the final of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2011 at Vouliagmeni  Lake southeast of Athens, Greece. (Photo by Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters)
Hey look, it’s Sponge Bob Square Cheater following along during the Mt. Baldy phase during stage 7 of the Amgen Tour De Cheaters De California.  Sponge Bob states emphatically "I've never failed a drug test."  (Photo by Will Matthews/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Maryland, Duke Join Virginia In LAX NCAA Semis

MARYLAND 6, Syracuse 5 (OT)

DUKE 7, Notre Dame 5

For recaps and more, click here.

More later!  We promise…(real world interruptions at play!)
Photo: Maryland sophomore midfied/attack Owen Blye is defended by Syracuse players during their NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse tournament quarterfinal.  The Terps defeated the  #1 ranked Orange 6-5 in sudden death overtime.  (Damian Strohmeyer/Sports illustrated).

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wahoos Headed To NCAA LAX Semi-Final

Steele Stanwick 
VIRGINIA 13, Cornell 9 – Chris Bocklet scored three goals and Steele Stanwick added three goals and four assists (seven  points) to put Virginia in the semifinals.

The Cavaliers (11-5) led 10-4 at halftime after falling behind 4-1 in the first quarter. Virginia's defense held the Big Red scoreless for 22 minutes, 32 seconds, spanning the first three quarters. Roy Lang ended the drought 3:35 into the third quarter.

"I thought it was just a great lacrosse game," Virginia coach Dom Starsia said. "I thought we shot the ball very well. It's just been a remarkable run these last few weeks and I'm really pleased that we're still playing."
Virginia scored nine unanswered goals, including Bocklet's second and third of the game. His goal 2:55 into the match tied the game at one and pushed his goal-scoring streak to 34 games. He has scored 94 goals in those games.

"They forced us to play from behind the entire time," Cornell coach Ben DeLuca said. "This loss is on my shoulders, squarely."

Steve Mock scored four goals for Cornell (14-3) and Rob Pannell had three.

Virginia goaltender Adam Ghitelman stopped 13 of 22 shots.

Chris Blocket #10 is congratulated by teamates.
"We tried to do the best job we could to get back in the game," Pannell said. "We had a lot of opportunities where we could have scored and I think Adam Ghitelman played great, to his credit. He made a lot of saves. We couldn't get any run going."

To see some video, click here.

Sunday, May 22
MARYLAND vs. Syracuse, Foxborough, Mass. (NCAA Tournament - Quarterfinals), 12:00 PM, TV: ESPNU

DUKE vs. Notre Dame, Foxborough, Mass. (NCAA Tournament - Quarterfinals), 2:30 PM, TV: ESPNU

Suits Back In Chapel Hill

Quinn and Coples obviously breaking NCAA rules!
North Carolina says the Suits From Indianapolis (Formerly Kansas) or the NCAA, if  you like,  has made another visit to campus.

Team spokesman Kevin Best confirms investigators returned this week as part of the ongoing investigation into the football program.

ESPN.com, citing anonymous sources, is reporting the NCAA talked to defensive end Quinton Coples about his attendance at a post-NFL draft party earlier this month in Washington also attended by ex-teammates Marvin Austin and Robert Quinn.

Photos of Coples, Austin and Quinn surfaced online. According to the report, the NCAA wants to know how Coples paid for his trip and whether he accepted food or drink.

Coples is considered a top NFL prospect. Austin was kicked off the team and the NCAA ruled Quinn permanently ineligible during its probe into improper benefits and academic misconduct.

Pictures Of The Day

Gnome lawn mower racers compete in the Gnomeo & Juliet Mow-down Showdown hilarious lawn mower race celebrating the film's May 24th Blu-ray Disc and DVD release at Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds on May 21, 2011 in Berrien Springs, Michigan. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images North America)
Virginia Cavaliers midfielder garett ince attempts to get around Cornell Big Red midfielder Chris Lanston during the NCAA Men’s lacrosse Quarterfinals at James M. Stuart Stadium in Hempstead, NY.  (Photo by Debby Wong/Southcreek Global/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Shackleford and Jesus Lopez Castanon up, wins the 136th running of the $1,000,000 Preakness Stakes Gr.I at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.  Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom (red and green) finished second.  (Bill Frakes/Sports Illustrated)
2010 Virginia Derby winner Paddy O’Prado gets a cool down from jockey Kent Desormeaux after winning the $200,000 Dixie Stakes yesterday at Pimlico.  Paddy O’Prado is trained by Dale Romans who also trains Preakness winner Shackleford – a pretty good payday for the Kentucky trainer who pocketed $72,000 plus a trainer’s bonus in a little more than an hour.  (Photo by Glenn Petty/T.A.H. Worldwide Media)

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