Here is a quick look at what is newsworthy in the Atlantic Coast Conference today, August 6, 2012:
- In football, Duke WR Blair Holliday has been transferred to an Atlanta hospital.
Holliday suffered brain injuries in a July boating incident. Hopefully, his recovery goes well. Also, the report notes as follows: “Duke updated Holliday’s status in an announcement about the creation of a trust endowment in the receiver’s name.” That’s a classy gesture, Duke. Nice work.
- In basketball, North Carolina State freshman guard Rodney Purvis is having eligibility issues.
Purvis was a McDonald’s All-American and prep basketball player of the year for North Carolina, so he is supposed to be a major contributed for the Wolfpack this year. Unfortunately, this eligibility issue stems from a review of his high school, and will keep/delay him from going with the rest of the team on an exhibition tour of Spain. Hopefully, it gets sorted out fairly and appropriately before the season starts.
- Interestingly, ESPN is touting North Carolina State as perhaps the favorite in the conference this year for hoops.
Time will tell. Although a bit dated, the article does provide a nice overview of all the conference teams. A worthy read.
- Also in hoops, Duke will be joined in the Battle 4 Atlantis this year by a stacked lineup of Louisville, Memphis, Stanford, Missouri, Minnesota, VCU, and Northern Iowa.
WOW! Where is the easy game there? Remember that least year Harvard won this tournament too. Don’t count out VCU and Northern Iowa.