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Maryland's decision will dominate the ACC Monday as their board of regents is expected to vote on a move to the Big Ten. Apparently this is sort of retaliation for Notre Dame's move to the ACC. Logically, they should be in the Big Ten, but for various reasons, including a nearly forgotten history of anti-Catholicism in the early part of the last century, Notre Dame was never included and of course they turned that into a point of pride.

Monday's ACC Action!
Teams Times TV
North Carolina vs. Mississippi State ESPN2 6:00 p.m.
Lamar @ Virginia ESPN/ESPN2/
7:00 p.m.
Virginia Tech @ UNC Greensboro ESPN3 7:00 p.m.
Wake Forest vs. TBD 7:00 p.m.
ACC Standings
School Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
Duke 0-0 .000 3-0 1.000
North Carolina 0-0 .000 3-0 1.000
Virginia Tech 0-0 .000 3-0 1.000
Clemson 0-0 .000 2-0 1.000
Georgia Tech 0-0 .000 2-0 1.000
Florida State 0-0 .000 3-1 .750
NC State 0-0 .000 3-1 .750
Maryland 0-0 .000 2-1 .667
Miami 0-0 .000 2-1 .667
Virginia 0-0 .000 2-2 .500
Wake Forest 0-0 .000 1-2 .333
Boston College 0-0 .000 1-3 .250
Sunday's Results
  • College of Charleston 71, Boston College 67
  • Oklahoma State 76, NC State 56

And Maryland? Well, there evidently is a lot of turmoil. One board member told the Post that “[o]bviously there’s a financial incentive, but we need to know what else is involved. Is there any other reason besides money? What are the pros and cons? What does it mean to spread the size of your conference out? I don’t want to sit down and say I’ve made up my mind until I’ve heard all the data.” Kevin Plank of UnderArmour is reportedly pushing hard for the Big Ten.

The decision may come down to Chancellor William E. (Brit) Kirwan, who some sources say puts a lot of stock into the ACC. We'll know soon enough.

Someone asked Coach K after the FGCU game what he thought and he said whatever he thought Maryland fans would hate so he'd just hold his fire for now.

Mark Gottfried probably wishes CJ Leslie had held his. Calvin apparently went on hiatus and CJ came back: after three fouls in the first half, Leslie picked up an early one in the second, yapped at the refs and took a seat for the rest of the game after he got whistled.

Richard Howell fouled out also and without the Dynamic Duo, playing just 16 minutes (Howell) and 17 (Leslie), the Pack was in trouble. TJ Warren continues to play well, but he's not an inside force. He was 7-12 though for 15 points. Scott Wood was just 1-11. The Pack even dropped to 50% on the line and was killed on the boards, 42-27.

BC fell to College Of Charleston, 71-67 but got solid games out of Lonnie Jackson (14 points ,five boards) and Patrick Heckmann (18 points and two assists). Dennis Clifford had 11 points and five rebounds while 6-2 Joe Rahon had 13 points and seven boards.