New Wake Forest Demon Deacons Page

The Confidential is going to create a quick summary page for each ACC school, with important links.  Today’s is Wake Forest.  It may be found here.

If you have a Wake Forest blog and would like to have reciprocal links, send us a direct message on Twitter or comment on this page.

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New Virginia Tech Hokies Page

The Confidential is going to create a quick summary page for each ACC school, with important links.  Today’s is Virginia Tech.  It may be found here.

If you have a Virginia Tech blog and would like to have reciprocal links, send us a direct message on Twitter or comment on this page.

Introducing Complete Carolina

College athletics are changing. You know that, and we know that. The NCAA even recognizes it. If there’s one school that embodies this change, and even more so, the reason behind it, it’s The University of North Carolina. It’s been over four years since Marvin Austin’s famous ‘Club Liv’ tweet (which, coincidently, is controversial for another reason too), and the University has undergone a number of changes that have been woefully underreported and underrated (see them here). But we’re the media and we like sensationalism, so it’s easy to understand why the Carolina Commitment may not be as fun as the continued antics of PJ Hairston.

Today, however, the school revealed another step in the continued healing process with their image, their fans and their athletes. It’s called Complete Carolina, and it’s a long overdue idea that other major Division I programs need to take note of.

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New North Carolina Tar Heels Page

The Confidential is going to create a quick summary page for each ACC school, with important links.  Today’s is North Carolina.  It may be found here.

If you have a North Carolina blog and would like to have reciprocal links, send us a direct message on Twitter or comment on this page.

Randy Edsall–Good Riddance

Randy Edsall’s career record at Maryland was 13-24, including a 6-18 conference record.  Last season’s team lost to Marshall in the Military Bowl, essentially a home game.  One would expect Edsall to be fairly humble by now, right?  Wrong.  “As a football coach, I feel better,” Edsall said to applause. “Because I’m going to a football conference; I’m not in a basketball conference anymore.”  There you have it… someone who could not succeed in a conference, taking a shot at the quality of conference he could not succeed in.  Of course, the conference he left had the reigning national champion.  Needless to say, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Penn State will give the minimally-accomplished, maximum ego Edsall plenty of challenges.

So… all the Confidential has to say is this… good luck in the Big Ten, Randy.  You will need it.  In the meantime, how does that foot taste?

Opinion on Changing NCAA Basketball Rules

ESPN’s Eamonn Brennan recently opined regarding 5 rules changes that he would like to see in NCAA basketball governance.  Specifically, he raised the following 5 opinions:

  • I would create a strict, low, revenues and expenditures cap
  • I would lobby for a constitutional amendment to prevent any and all further changes to the structure of the NCAA tournament
  • I would allow players to return to college basketball after the draft if they went undrafted or failed to earn a contract by a given date
  • The salary of the NCAA’s president is getting cut
  • I would force a video game company to make a really good college basketball game

One suspects that the last entry was tongue-in-cheek, but the other four seem serious.  Then again, none of them seem likely.  The major conferences are not going to agree to a spending cap and our US Constitution seems to have bigger issues than NCAA sports.  The cutting of the NCAA President’s salary is a populist measure, at best.  So what are rule changes that make sense?  The Confidential has a few.

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New Virginia Cavaliers Page

The Confidential is going to create a quick summary page for each ACC school, with important links.  Today’s is Virginia.  It may be found here.

If you have a Virginia blog and would like to have reciprocal links, send us a direct message on Twitter or comment on this page.