Finally! There is a glimmer of hope that football will return! ACC announces an 11-game schedule.

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  • Derreck's Avatar
    12th August 2020, 04:30
    The Big 12 is joining the ACC and SEC with moving forward...
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    11th August 2020, 17:41
    Pace of events is running fast! The SEC and the ACC have just announced that they both plan to continue as previously announced with the start of their sports seasons, football included. https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29641285/acc-sec-say-football-plans-remain-unchanged Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    11th August 2020, 16:52
    And then I read this! https://www.foxnews.com/sports/pac-12-big-ten-postpones-football-fall-coronavirus I'm not surprised that the PAC-12 would announce the cancellation of all sports through the end of 2020. Now, if they followed this up with a refund of all payments made by students for their fall semesters, then I might have a small bit of respect for them. But, they won't. They'll want all of their money from the people. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    11th August 2020, 16:45
    That's about the finest news anyone could have given me. Perhaps the will of the people is finally reaching through. I honestly have to believe the vast majority of the American people have just about had enough of this cancel crap. Thanks! Ken
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    11th August 2020, 10:49
    Looks like the Big 10 is walking it back. Ironically the the pressure came from coaches and players wanting to play. Interesting development.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    10th August 2020, 16:39
    The pressure will be extreme. I live for the moment when some senior leader in collegiate academia shows the stones to say, "No, we're going on with life, which is never risk free, but well worth living!" This is why I wrote, "Glimmer of hope," vice schedule to start. And let's face it, if football cancels, there won't be the money in the piggy bank to finance any other sports. With the state of our society today, especially the younger generations, I have serious concerns about how this nation would endure a full scale war like World War II. In one generation, France went from the unquestioned preeminent military in Europe, likely the world, to being completely incapable, if not unwilling, to defend itself. Societies can emasculate themselves. At least the French had the understandable excuse of the great carnage of World War I. I wonder what historians will say about our reasons? Ken
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    10th August 2020, 10:54
    The Big 10 has officially canceled football season. What I am hearing is that the Big 10 and Pac 12 will cancel and the ACC, SEC, and Big 12 will move forward playing games. Personally, now that the Big 10 has canceled its season, we will see what kind of political pressure is put on the ACC, SEC, and Big 12 to cancel and will the school presidents cave to the pressure?
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    8th August 2020, 13:06
    Derreck replied to a thread 2021 Recruiting Class in Football
    https://insidepacksports.com/players/10986/jordan-poole 4 Star LB Jordan Poole has picked the Pack!
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    6th August 2020, 07:10
    Sept. 12 Va. Tech Blacksburg, VA Sept. 19 Wake Forest Raleigh, NC Oct. 3 Pitt Pittsburgh, PA Oct. 10 Virginia Charlottesville, VA Oct. 17 Duke Raleigh, NC Oct. 24 UNC Chapel Hill, NC Nov. 6 Miami Raleigh, NC Nov. 14 FSU Raleigh, NC Nov. 21 Liberty Raleigh, NC Nov. 28 Syracuse Syracuse, NY
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    4th August 2020, 16:08
    Yeah, it's still hard calling this fall camp when it starts in August! It never felt like fall camp to me!!! Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    4th August 2020, 16:07
    Yeah, this is huge! Here's hoping he has a monster senior season! Ken
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    4th August 2020, 11:45
    DJ will return to State for his Sr season. This is a BIG piece to this team, IMO.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    4th August 2020, 10:27
    Boys were on the field first thing this morning for the start of fall camp!
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    31st July 2020, 08:17
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread A glimmer of hope in Football
    Yes, and it would likely mean that the North Carolina based conference schools would go back to playing each other every season. Notre Dame would be the sticking point, and having nearly been burned to a crisp this year, perhaps they finally now recognize the value of being fully in the ACC. Ken
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    30th July 2020, 06:42
    Derreck replied to a thread A glimmer of hope in Football
    Another thing to add, the ACC forced ND to share its NBC TV revenue with the conference to allow them to play in the conference. Agreed with the schedule format. Play 10 games, no divisions, rotate teams each year with the exception of maintaining rivalries, two best teams play for the conference title.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    29th July 2020, 17:42
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread A glimmer of hope in Football
    Forgot to add another important aspect. The conference championship will be played by the two teams in the conference, Notre Dame included, who ends the season with the highest winning percentage in conference games. Honestly, I love this schedule, and really wish the ACC would adopt it going forward. It's one division, meaning really just the conference devoid of the divisions, and with the normal 12-game schedule, would facilitate two non-conference games in future years. I really like the idea that the two best teams vie in the championship game, eliminating the embarrassment year in and year out of having a relative weak sister from the Coastal Division host the winner of the Atlantic. Well, let's hope this presses forward and happens. I would love to be wrong about my pessimism earlier expressed. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    29th July 2020, 17:32
    The ACC has announced intention for an 11-game football schedule, with the caveat, "if public health guidance allows." https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29559987/acc-sets-fall-football-plans-includes-notre-dame Personally, I would love to see this happen and think very much it should. What also intrigues me is that faced with the distinct possibility of their independent status preventing Notre Dame from having a football season entirely, they did, as I suspected might happen, decide to go all in with the ACC, making themselves eligible for the ACC Championship game, and playing a full slate of ten ACC games. The 11-game setup allows each ACC team to play one non-conference game of its choosing. For NC State, the slate includes home games against Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, and Wake Forest, plus road games at UNC, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. As is currently the case for all teams, the sole non-conference game has not been officially announced. Notre Dame will play home games versus Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, and Syracuse, plus road games at Boston College, Georgia Tech, UNC, Pitt, and Wake Forest.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    22nd July 2020, 18:54
    Derreck replied to a thread 2020 Recruiting Class in Football
    The Pack has added a late pickup to the 2020 class in JUCO Safety Rakeim Ashford. Ashford was All-MACJC selection last season.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    22nd July 2020, 12:45
    I will say this, the schools are fighting and turning over every leaf to try and salvage the season in any capacity they can. Most schools cannot afford to not play football in the fall.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    22nd July 2020, 12:44
    Derreck replied to a thread 2021 Recruiting Class in Football
    https://insidepacksports.com/players/12201/lyndon-cooper OL Lyndon Cooper picks the Pack!
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    16th July 2020, 20:04
    It's pretty much over, folks. There isn't going to be a fall collegiate sports season. As we see the rules that have been floated, it is clear that the conferences, guided by whomever, is putting a deliberate poison pill on the table. If one player tests positive for COVID-19, then the entire roster of players whom the single player had any interaction with, including speaking, is ordered into quarantine for two weeks. With team meetings, and mandatory huddles, it would be almost impossible to avoid putting a large group of the team into a two-week quarantine. As Lou Holtz said in additional interviews today, "I don't think they're going to play because it's loaded with liberal people running the universities who are talking about shutting down the universities and going to courses by internet. There's no way in this world you can have a football program. Plus, the rules and regulations they have for college football are absurd. There's no way in this world, when one player tests positive, they spoke with twenty players, those twenty players are quarantined for two weeks! In the NFL, if I'm tested positive, and I've spoke with twenty players, they'd go test those twenty players immediately, they'd know within a day whether they could play or not." He continued, "So when you look at it, I just think whether we're talking about the economy, whether we're talking about sports, whether we're talking about schools for children -- grade schools -- it seems like it's a far left thing, let's do everything we can to disrupt this country and derail the election now. That's my personal opinion." Holtz added one more powerful fact, that young people are being brainwashed into thinking that if they contract COVID-19 it's analogous to contracting cancer -- a death sentence! As Holtz said, "only about 30 people under the age of 25 had died of COVID-19, when last year's influenza virus killed about 150!" How many people demanded we shut everything down because of the seasonal flu? Common sense better gain hold real quick. There are some seriously zealous people looking to cause major and very lasting damage to our nation. Holtz concluded by saying, "Hey, they've tested over 100 football players positive and not a single one of them has even been hospitalized," and then added that folks need to stop having their lives taken away from them to keep them from dying!
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    15th July 2020, 10:03
    I am going with Wes Moore, and I like Pat and think he is doing an outstanding job. But I think Moore is going against tougher competition overall. The job Moore did two years ago getting the team to the sweet 16 with all the injuries was awe inspiring. To be the ACC champion in womens bball means you are a threat for a National Title. 2006 Duke was the National runner up, 2009 Louisville was the National Runner up, 2011-2016 Notre Dame was the National runner up 4 times, Louisville was the National runner up 1 time and Syracuse was the National Runner up 1 time. Notre Dame was the National Champion in 2018. Notre Dame was National runner up in 2019. That is STOUT competition that Moore is beating on the regular now. I HATE that the NCAAT was taken from the women this year. The Pack had a chance to make some serious noise.
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    15th July 2020, 09:59
    5 Star post player Sophie Hart Picks the Pack! ESPN Ranks her the #40 overall player and the #5 post player in the country
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    14th July 2020, 16:14
    And Lou Holtz is convinced that the entire collegiate fall season of sports will be cancelled. https://www.foxnews.com/media/lou-holtz-no-way-college-football-2020 Frankly, what the hell is the point to college if there's zero college life? The damage these people are doing to our society in a fruitless pursuit of risk-free existence, is incalculable. And to help anyone who might think differently understand that what I wrote here yesterday is a mainstream thought, this is what Holtz had to say, "The educators are looking to make sure that we have absolutely no risk whatsoever, and you can't have that. Life is a matter of risk, and they're going to close everything down until they come up with a vaccine? Therefore, I see no way there could be college football." Holtz then added this: "But when you look at it, how in the world are we going to move on? It has gotten to the point where we have to shut everything down and I'm not criticizing that, but a great leader looks at everything from both sides. Scientists only look at it from one single side. Sometimes when you have medications, the medication is worse than the illness. Sometimes the cure creates an awful lot of side effects and we have to look at what is best for the people." I only quibble with Holtz claiming he isn't being critical. Of course he is, and he has every good reason to criticize what our academic leaders are trying to do. You know, these public universities don't belong to the athletic directors, chancellors, presidents, and board of trustees. They belong to the public. I think it's time we, the public, start taking a far more active stand on this issue to remind these people of that fact.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    13th July 2020, 16:07
    No, it's not, and I'm not at all surprised. Sorry, but I have to say it plain and frankly I hope those in the Athletic Departments somehow hear or read these words. We have six months of hard and proven statistics now. This is well past a guessing game. It is proven that COVID-19 is extremely low risk for children and young adults, far less risk that the common influenza virus. Every single military veteran, fire fighter, police officer, and paramedic has volunteered to place his or her life in vastly greater jeopardy of death and injury than we are asking our educators to do now. I mean, whether we are talking children or young adults, what the hell are we supposed to do -- ask our children to stop growing up until it's deemed convenient for us as the adults in the room to perform our most sacred duty, raise the next generation! Frankly, I am damn tired of hearing TV ads, news articles, etc... written with the theme of saying it's OK to live in fear -- "Stay Safe" isn't a recipe for a successful society! Get off your ass and do your job! The only people who have reason to quarantine themselves are our elderly. Past that, it's time for everyone else to man up and take the duty we have as adults to care for our country, society, and children. And if there are any people doing this out of political motivations, then said people aren't worth anything other than our collective outrage and shunning. Cancel culture works two ways, and for those unwilling to put the legitimate needs of our children first, ahead of their own adult safety, then as far as I am concerned, they are unworthy to call themselves adults, and they damn sure aren't good citizens! Ken
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