Photo credit: Jeffrey A. Camarati/North Carolina athletics Introduction We've created a 130-team bracket using ESPN's FPI as our ranking system. "But, anyone can create a bracket, how will the games be simulated?" Great question; NCAA Game Sim was used. For each game on the bracket, the matchup was simulated once and every day a write-up will be done. For the matchup, … [Read more...] about The 128 Team Playoff, Day 44: North Carolina vs. Rutgers
Photo courtesy of Virginia Tech athletics Virginia Tech has positioned itself for the NCAA Tournament. There’s no doubt about that. Fresh off of a monumental 87-80 victory over Notre Dame on Thursday evening, the seventh-seeded Hokies (21-12, 11-9 ACC) are playing as well as any, and are poised to crack the field of 68 for the fifth straight time. Another team playing well … [Read more...] about Hokies Hoops Game Day: North Carolina ACC Tournament Pick and Preview
Photo courtesy of Virginia Tech athletics Down, out, beat, bruised and battle-scarred. That’s how you could’ve described Virginia Tech’s season less than just one month ago. A demoralizing road loss to Boston College could’ve sent the season into a tailspin. A buzzer-beating defeat against Miami on its home floor could’ve signified the beginning of the end of the 2021-22 … [Read more...] about Hokies Hoops Game Day: North Carolina Rematch Pick and Preview
Photo courtesy of Virginia Tech athletics A gauntlet of a stretch for Virginia Tech basketball is set to continue. Unfortunately for the Hokies (10-8, 2-5 ACC), its NCAA Tournament hopes likely will not. Barring a heck of a few weeks for Mike Young and company, the maroon and orange will be watching March Madness from home for the first time since 2016. A disappointment? … [Read more...] about Hokies Hoops Game Day: North Carolina Pick and Preview
Photo courtesy of Florida State athletics The Atlantic Coast Conference, in 2021, had by far the worst season of any Power 5 conference. One can easily make the argument that the American Athletic Conference had a better 2021, and a majority would agree with that. For almost half of its history, the ACC was known for having teams range from Maryland down to South Carolina, … [Read more...] about Column: Will the ACC Ever Reach Its Potential?