Former North Carolina football coach Carl Torbush, now the defensive coordinator at Kansas, is retiring to deal with prostate cancer, the school announced.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Defensive end Forrest West, who ranked second on Colorado's team with with 5 1/2 sacks as a sophomore last season, is transferring to N.C. State, Wolfpack coach Tom O'Brien announced today.
West will sit out the 2011 season and has two years of eligibility remaining. O'Brien also announced that linebacker E.J. Carter - a Syracuse transfer who has never played a down for N.C. State - has left the school.
In addition, running back Curtis Underwood has decided to return for his final year of eligibility.
West, who's 6-foot-1 and 260 pounds, played in all 12 games for Colorado in 2009 and made 10 tackles, broke up two passes and forced a fumble. He was honored as the team's most outstanding freshman after that season.
Last season, West made 19 tackles, including 8 1/2 behind the line of scrimmage.
West apparently left Colorado on good terms. In a statement meant to defuse "speculation and inaccurate rumors" earlier this month, Buffaloes coach Jon Embree said that West's departure had nothing to do with academic or disciplinary issues, a lack of commitment to the team, or questions about his ability to make substantial contributions to the team.
West is a native of Canton, Conn.
Underwood appeared in 10 games last season, carrying 15 times for 62 yards and catching a 12-yard touchdown pass.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Raleigh News & Observer columnist Caulton Tudor picks his Top 25 all-time ACC quarterbacks.
Player (last season) NFL impact ht.
1. Philip Rivers (NCSU ’03) Major 6-5
2. Charlie Ward (FSU ’93) None 6-2
3. Chris Weinke (FSU ’00) Minor 6-4
4. Boomer Esiason (Md ’83) Major 6-5
5. Homer Jordan (CU ’82) None 6-0
6. Shawn Jones (GT ’92) None 6-1
7. Matt Ryan (BC ’07) Major 6-4
8. Russell Wilson (NCSU ’10) TBD 5-11
9. Joe Hamilton (GT ’99) None 5-10
10. Shawn Moore (Va ’90) Minor 6-2
11. Norm Snead (WF ’60) Major 6-3
12. Ben Bennett (DU ’83) None 6-1
13. Danny Kanell (FSU ’95) Minor 6-3
14. Roman Gabriel (NCSU ’61) Major 6-4
15. Steve Fuller (CU ’78) Minor 6-4
16. Matt Schaub (Va ’03) Major 6-5
17. Tyrod Taylor (VT ’10) TBD 6-1
18. Aaron Brooks (Va ’98) Major 6-4
19. Darian Durant (UNC ’04) None 5-11
20. Jamie Barnette (NCSU ’99) None 5-11
21. Thad Busby (FS ’97) None 6-3
22. Woody Danzler (CU ’01) None 6-0
23. Chris Rix (FS ’04) None 6-4
24. Leo Hart (DU ’70) Minor 6-3
25. Rod Elkins (UNC ’82) None 6-1
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The ACC championship game will have a prime time kickoff at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, the conference announced today.
In its second year in Charlotte, the game will kick off at 8 p.m. on Dec. 3. An announced crowd of 72,739 watched at Bank of America Stadium last year as Virginia Tech defeated Florida State to win the ACC title.
The ACC also announced kickoffs and television assignments for the first three weeks of conference play. On Sept. 3, North Carolina plays host to James Madison at 3:30 p.m. in a Raycom broadcast; N.C. State opens at home against Liberty at 6 p.m. on ESPN3.com; Duke has a 7 p.m. home game against Richmond on ESPN3.com; and Appalachian State at Virginia Tech at 12:30 p.m. will be the ACC Network broadcast.
On Sept. 10, North Carolina's home game against Rutgers will be on the ACC Network at 12:30 p.m.; N.C. State plays at Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m. on Raycom; and Duke plays host to Stanford at 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU.
On Sept. 17, Duke visits Boston College at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC Network; North Carolina's home game against Virginia starts at 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU; and N.C. State plays host to South Alabama at 6 p.m. on ESPN3.com.
The ACC championship football game will be played Dec. 3, with kickoff at 8 p.m. at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium, the ACC announced Wednesday.
The game will be televised live by ESPN.
It's one of at least 18 nationally televised games for the conference in 2011.
In addition, the conference announced that ACC network games will kick off later this season, at 12:30 p.m., and regional sports network package games will kick off no earlier than 12:30, with several starting at 3:30 p.m. or later.
ABC has committed to televising three games nationally: Two are on Sept. 17 with defending national champion Auburn visiting Clemson (Noon), plus either Oklahoma visiting Florida State or Ohio State at Miami (either ABC or ESPN, to be determined on Sept. 6). The third was previously announced, Boston College at Miami 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 25.
All the TV games announced by the league Wednesday:
(All times Eastern)
Date Game Network Gametime
Sept. 1 W. Carolina at Georgia Tech ESPN3.com 7:30 pm
Sept. 3 Northwestern at Boston Coll. ESPNU Noon
Sept. 3 Appalachian St. at Virginia Tech ACC Network 12:30 pm
Sept. 3 Troy at Clemson ESPN3.com 3:30 pm
Sept. 3 La. Monroe at Florida St. ESPNU 3:30 pm
Sept. 3 James Madison at N. Carolina RSN 3:30 pm
Sept. 3 Liberty at N.C. State ESPN3.com 6 pm
Sept. 3 William & Mary at Virginia ESPN3.com 6 pm
Sept. 3 Richmond at Duke ESPN3.com 7 pm
Sept. 3 Wake Forest at Syracuse TBA TBA
Sept. 5 Miami at Maryland ESPN 8 pm
Sept. 10 Rutgers at North Carolina ACC Network 12:30 pm
Sept. 10 NC State at Wake Forest RSN 3:30 pm
Sept. 10 Stanford at Duke ESPNU 3:30 pm
Sept. 10 Wofford at Clemson ESPN3.com 3:30 pm
Sept. 10 Charleston Southern at Florida State ESPN3.com 6 pm
Sept. 10 Georgia Tech at Middle Tennessee TBA TBA
Sept. 10 Boston College at UCF TBA TBA
Sept. 10 Virginia at Indiana TBA TBA
Sept. 10 Virginia Tech at East Carolina TBA TBA
Sept. 17 Auburn at Clemson ABC (National) Noon
Sept. 17 W. Virginia at Maryland ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU Noon
Sept. 17 Duke at Boston College ACC Network 12:30 pm
Sept. 17 Kansas at Georgia Tech RSN 12:30 pm
Sept. 17 Arkansas St. at Virginia Tech RSN 4 pm
Sept. 17 Virginia at N. Carolina ESPNU 3:30 pm
Sept. 17 S. Alabama at N.C. State ESPN3.com 6 pm
Sept. 17 Gardner-Webb at Wake Forest ESPN3.com 6:30 pm
Sept. 17 Ohio State at Miami ESPN or ABC (National) 7:30/8 pm
Sept. 17 Oklahoma at Florida St. ESPN or ABC (National) 7:30/8 pm
Sept. 22 N.C. State at Cincinnati ESPN 8 pm
Oct. 27 Virginia at Miami ESPN 8 pm
Nov. 3 Florida St. at Boston Coll. ESPN 8 pm
Nov. 10 Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech ESPN 8 pm
Nov. 12 Maryland vs. Notre Dame (Landover, Md.) NBC 7:30 pm
Nov. 17 N. Carolina at Virginia Tech ESPN 8 pm
Nov. 19 Boston Coll. at Notre Dame NBC 4 pm
Nov. 25. Boston Coll. at Miami ABC (National) 3:30 pm
Dec. 3 .ACC .Championship Game ESPN 8 pm
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Boston College and Miami have agreed to play their football game this season on the Friday after Thanksgiving, the ACC announced today.
Kickoff will be at 3:30 p.m. at Miami Gardens, Fla. ABC will televise the game nationally.
This will be the first time Boston College and Miami have met on a Friday since the famous game in 1984 that Eagles Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Doug Flutie won with a desperation, last play pass to Gerard Phelan for a touchdown and a 47-45 decision.