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USF also looking to go 3-0 on Saturday

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There is plenty of hype about Saturday’s game between No. 2 Florida State versus No. 10 Louisville. While far fewer are pointing to the USF Bulls’ attempt to take down another ACC team later on Saturday, it promises to be an interesting game. The Bulls are in upstate New York in search of a 3-0 record. Providing the opposition is the Syracuse Orange, a team coming off a humiliating 62-28 home defeat at the hands of Louisville. USF is a…

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ACC, ESPN to launch ACC Network in 2019

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The Atlantic Coast Conference’s television network will launch in August 2019, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person also said ESPN and the ACC also will start a digital channel next month that will be available online. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the network has not been formally announced by ESPN or the ACC. The launch of the network will be discussed this week when the ACC holds its preseason…

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ACC/SEC dominate NCAA tournament bracket

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The South shall rise again. In college baseball, it already has. To no one’s surprise, the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference are sending a large percentage of the teams to this year’s NCAA Baseball Tournament. One day after the selection committee announced seven of the eight national seeds are members of those conferences, the remaining eight regional hosts, and the entire tournament field was announced Monday. Of the 16 schools hosting regionals, 13 belong to the two powerhouse conferences.…

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Miami one of 6 ACC teams pointing toward Elite 8

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Over the next two nights, eight games will be played in the NCAA Tournament. When those games are over, we will know the identities of the Elite 8. The odds are strong there will be at least one, if not more, ACC teams among the final eight. No fewer than six ACC schools made the Sweet 16 and none play each other over the next two days. One of those non-ACC teams seeking to survive and advance is the Maryland…

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Tournament Selection Committee overrated the Pac 12

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One week ago the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, to no one’s surprise, awarded seven bids to the ACC, Big 12 and Big 10 Conference. It did come as a surprise to some when the Pac 12 was awarded seven slots as well. While the other leagues suffered an upset here or there, the Pac 12 went down in flames. When Oregon takes the court Sunday night against St. Joseph’s, the Ducks will be the sole representative of the Pac 12.…

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Florida State beats Boston College to open ACC tournament

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Devon Bookert had 15 points for Florida State, and Boston College wrapped up the first 0-19 season in ACC men’s basketball history as the Seminoles won 88-66 in the first round of the conference tournament Tuesday. This was not a rout from the start and actually was relatively close at halftime, with FSU ahead 39-30. But the 11th-seeded Seminoles (19-12) scored the first six of the second half and never really were threatened again. Eli Carter had 21 points for…

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Seminoles near total collapse after bad loss to Hokies

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Going into Saturday’s game with Virginia Tech, the Florida State Seminoles men’s basketball team seemed to be on the verge of imploding. Whether that is the case going forward, the Seminoles certainly folded at the end and fell to the Hokies 83-73 in Blacksburg, Virginia. After three disappointing losses to Syracuse, Miami and Georgia Tech, fans and analysts pointed to the need to come out strong defeat Virginia Tech or risk a total collapse. They accomplished only one of those…

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