Friday, June 29, 2012

Barnes First ACC Player Taken In NBA Draft

BARNES (Elsa/Getty Images)
The first time since 1986, the top three draft choices are from the same conference - the SEC. It happened in 1986, when Brad Daugherty, Len Bias and Chris Washburn were selected out of North Carolina, Maryland and N.C. State.

Pk        Tm                 Player                        Pos        School
7          Golden State   Harrison Barnes         PF        North Carolina
9         Detroit             Austin Rivers              PG        Duke
13        Phoenix          Kendall Marshall        PG        North Carolina
14        Milwaukee      John Henson              PF        North Carolina
17        Cleveland       Tyler Zeller                 PF        North Carolina
26        Indiana          Miles Plumlee             PF        Duke
33        Cleveland       Benard James             PF/C    Florida State*
43         Atlanta          Mike Scott                  PF       Virginia

*When James was introduced, he was given a standing ovation with cheers of "U-S-A, U-S-A." James, twenty-seven, is an Iraq war veteran.

Notably undrafted: Terrell Stoglin of Maryland.  Oops.

Picture Of The Day

Tyler Zeller (R) of the North Carolina Tar Heels greets NBA Commissioner David Stern (L) after he was selected number seventeen overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft at Prudential Center on June 28, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Yahoo! Sports’ Top-Ranked ACC Prospects In The NBA Draft

The NBA draft gets underway tonight at 7:00pm.

Rank   Player              Pos.     Ht.       Wt.       College
5 Harrison Barnes       PF       6-8       219       North Carolina                        
11 Tyler Zeller            PF       7-0       250      North Carolina                        
12 Austin Rivers          PG      6-4       205      Duke                          
15 Kendall Marshall    PG       6-4       195      North Carolina                        
19 John Henson          PF       6-11     219      North Carolina                        
53 Mike Scott             PF       6-9       241      Virginia                                   
59 Miles Plumlee        C         7-0       250      Duke                                                              
62 Xavier Gibson        C         7-0       267      Florida State    

Pictures Of The Day

Nolan Belcher does a back flip before South Carolina took on the Arkansas Razorbacks in Omaha, Neb. South Carolina would go on to win 3-2.  South Carolina made it to the finals, but lost to Arizona in the CWS.  Florida State made it to the Final Four, the best showing for an ACC team.  (John Peterson/Icon SMI)
Lines are painted on the court on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2012 in London, England. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe)
Siphamandla Gumbi of South Africa on the ball during the SASOL wheelchair Basketball friendly match between Germany and South Africa at the Landessportzentrum Thueringen on June 28, 2012 in Erfurt, Germany. (Karina Hessland/Getty Images Europe)
Out with the F1 cars and in with the equines...General view of the Global Champion Tour 2012 is seen on June 28, 2012 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe)  
Nicky Hayden of USA and Ducati Marlboro Team rounds the bend during the free practice of MotoGp Of Holland at TT Circuit Assen on June 28, 2012 in Assen, Netherlands. (Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images Europe)
Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez #47 of the Washington Nationals delivers to home plate during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 26, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Nats won.  (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images North America)
Larry Bird has resigned as president of the Indiana Pacers. Last month, Bird was named the league's top GM and became the first person to be named Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year.  Here’s some vintage Bird from 1977.  (Lane Stewart/Sports Illustrated)
Ryan Raburn, a Detroit Tigers right fielder, made thhis leaping catch against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. The Tigers won 3-2. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

Monday, June 25, 2012

World’s Ugliest Dog A Duke Fan

(The Press Democrat/AP Photo)

Just kidding…but, it made you look!

A Chinese crested's short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers earned it the title of World's Ugliest Dog at the annual contest in Northern California on last Friday.

Competing for fame, $1,000 and a year's worth of dog cookies, Mugly won the honor by beating out 28 other ugly dogs from around the world.

The 8-year-old rescue dog from the United Kingdom will also be invited for a photo shoot and will receive a VIP stay at the local Sheraton.

"I couldn't speak when they announced Mugly's name," said Bev Nicholson, the dog's owner. "I didn't know which way to look. I was shaking as much as the dog."

Knee Surgery For N.C. State’s Lorenzo Brown

(Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
North Carolina State says guard Lorenzo Brown will have surgery on his right knee Tuesday.

School officials said Sunday that Brown will have the exploratory procedure to determine why he is having discomfort in the knee.

The school does not have a timetable for his return and says it will provide an update following the surgery.

Brown enters his junior season as one of the key players for the resurgent Wolfpack after helping them reach the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament in March.

He averaged 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists in his first full season at point guard while leading the Atlantic Coast Conference with 1.8 steals per game.

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