Here is the latest that is happening with the Atlantic Coast Conference, as of August 8, 2012.
- Previously, the Confidential noted the unfortunate circumstances surrounding Duke WR Blair Holiday. Actually, it was yesterday, but whatever.
In a classy gesture, the Duke football team will be wearing a #8 on their helmets to honor him this season. Good for them. But if YOU want to do something, how about giving a donation to the fund set up to assist him: “For information on how to contribute to the The Blair Holliday Recovery Fund, visit www.giveforward.com/theblairhollidayrecoveryfund.”
- In Miami, Ray-Ray Armstrong is not accepting his dismissal from the team without a fight; instead, he has lawyered up.
Armstrong’s counsel plans to file an injunction to force the “school to allow Armstrong to practice with the team until the NCAA determines if he has violated any bylaws.” Of course, Armstrong’s counsel also noted that Armstrong has a lengthy history and was dismissed based on a few different incidents. Still, it will be Armstrong’s contention that Miami has dismissed Armstrong just to make itself look better while the NCAA ponders just how much of a penalty Miami deserves.
- In basketball news, Boston College has offered a scholarship to Chicago-area forward Evan Boudreaux.
The 6-foot 7 forward plays for Lake Forest high school. Even if he chooses Boston College do not expect to see him any time soon–he is only a 15-year-old sophomore. Nevertheless, he seems to have acquitted himself well against decent competition recently.