Virginia Tech Hokies

Top 10 Worst BCS Bowl Performances

Athlon Sports ranks the teams who didn't do too well in the BCS spotlight
<p> Athlon Sports ranks the teams who didn't do too well in the BCS spotlight</p>

With the 15th season of BCS bowl action just about ready to kickoff, Athlon reviewed the tapes of the four (now five) biggest bowl games in college football. Since 1998, teams have been fighting to land a spot in the BCS and here are those teams whose performances didn’t live up to the spotlight and prestige attached to the bowl they played in.

Early Season Conference Catchup: ACC

College basketball league play is nearing. Here is where the ACC stands so far.
<p> Duke a surprise team in the ACC? Athlon says yes. Blue Devils the clear top team as NC State, North Carolina find footing.</p>

For most college basketball teams, players are preparing for finals. For those of us watching the sport, we’re preparing for midterms, so to speak.

As the non-conference seasons start to wrap up and league play to begin around the new year, Athlon is looking back and looking ahead at each conference.

We’ll start with the ACC where Duke has pulled off the impossible and managed to surprise people.

EARLY SEASON CONFERENCE CATCHUP: ACC

College Basketball's Worst Coaching Tenures since 1984-85

Jeff Bzdelik has had a rough time at Wake, Colorado
<p> College Basketball's Worst Coaching Tenures since 1984-85</p>

Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team or steps into a program where the university simply does not invest in basketball. In some cases, through recruiting, Xs and Os and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great one.

The guys on this list are not those coaches. Here are the 20 worst coaching tenures in the six major conference since the NCAA Tournament expanded in 1985.

ACC Week 1 Preview and Predictions

Athlon previews the Week 1 action in the ACC.
<p> ACC Week 1 Preview and Predictions</p>

Most of the 12 teams in the ACC will be playing easy non-conference openers, but two games stand out as marquee matchups. In Atlanta, NC State plays Tennessee, while Clemson matches up against Auburn on Saturday night. Although neither game means anything for the ACC Championship, it's an opportunity for both teams to earn a huge non-conference victory.

ACC's Top Storylines to Watch in Week 1:

7 Coaching Replacements for Seth Greenberg at Virginia Tech

A look at possible good fits for the Hokies basketball program.
<p> A look at possible coaching fits for the Hokies basketball program.</p>

Virginia Tech has fired men's basketball coach Seth Greenberg after nine seasons with the Hokies. With that news, we compiled a list of possible replacements to take over in Blacksburg.

 

Blaine Taylor, head coach, Old Dominion

10 Worst BCS Bowl Performances

Athlon Sports ranks the teams who didn't do too well in the BCS spotlight
<p> Athlon Sports ranks the teams who didn't do too well in the BCS spotlight</p>

— by Mark Ross

With the 14th season of BCS bowl action about to take place, Athlon reviewed the tapes of the four (now five) biggest bowl games in college football. Since 1998, teams have been fighting to land a spot in the BCS and here are those teams whose performances didn’t live up to the spotlight and prestige attached to the bowl they played in.

ACC 2011 College Basketball Conference Preview

We look into our crystal ball and predict how the ACC will turn out in 2011-2012
<p> We look into our crystal ball and predict how the ACC will turn out in 2011-2012</p>

It's prediction time as we look into our crystal ball for the ACC's 2011-2012 season and predict who will come out on top and get individual honors.

ACC 2011-12 PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
1. North Carolina
Tar Heel fans are already reserving spots in New Orleans for the Final Four.

2. Duke
Blue Devils have depth in the frontcourt, youth on the perimeter.

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