Thursday, September 2, 2010

Crossing the Atlantic: Boston College, UNC, Virginia Tech and more

(Crossing the Atlantic is a look at the ACC and other schools on the East Coast.) 

 Weber State vs. Boston College vs. Hurricane Earl. With Hurricane Earl projected to hit the Boston area on Friday, the weather may be a factor in Saturday's season opener. (BC Interruption)

Shock of the day. Troubled UNC defensive tackle Marvin Austin has been placed on indefinite suspension. (Carolina March). 

Memo to The 7th Floor: Is pointing out that Gaby Sanchez, a prominent participant in Wednesday night's brawl between the Marlins and the Nationals, played for The U with an appearance of approval really appropriate? (The 7th Floor)

Everybody else is doing it, so why can't we? Georgia Tech unleashes it's Nesbitt4Heisman website pimping QB Joshua Nesbitt as a Heisman candidate (duh!). (From the Rumble Seat)

Mark your calendars, Wolfpack fans. NC State and Central Michigan agree to a three-game deal for 2011, 2013, and 2014. (Backing the Pack)

About that Nike Pro Combat uniform presentation. Virginia Tech's co-representative of the event Col. (Ret.) Rock Roszak, the school's Corps of Cadets director of alumni programs, on Ohio State's representative Charles Csuri's comments about being in real combat in World War II:

Did you listen to Mr. Csuri bring it up while he was talking about Ohio State's jerseys?
"Yes. I met him at dinner last night. He's a member of the greatest generation and I'm honored by his service. And I told him he was a member of the greatest generation. The people we're graduating now are getting commissioned into the armed forces and Matthew (Buffington) (the other VT representative) will be commissioned next May. They're the members of the next greatest generation.
"The difference is when Mr. Csuri went to war, everyone in his generation went to war. When this generation goes to war it's a very small percentage and what our country asks of our young men this days is mind-boggling. What they do, voluntarily and for all the right reasons is really humbling."

Pretty cool comments there.  (Gobbler Country)

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