Virginia Tech pounded state rival UVa Wednesday afternoon in round robin play at the ACC baseball tournament in Durham. Here are the highlights...
The Wahoos fall to 45-10 and play Georgia Tech in the 11am game Thursday. The Hokies now 36-19 and face Florida state tonight in the 7pm contest.
Conferences decide baseball champions this week. The ACC, Atlantic-10 and CAA start tomorrow and the Big South begins today.
The ACC is in Durham and uses a round robin format. Here is the schedule...
2013 ACC Baseball Championship Schedule
Wednesday, May 22
11 a.m. – No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 7 Georgia Tech (RSN)
3 p.m. – No. 3 Virginia vs. No. 6 Virginia Tech (RSN)
7 p.m. – No. 4 NC State vs. No. 5 Clemson (RSN)
Thursday, May 23
11 a.m. – No. 3 Virginia vs. No. 7 Georgia Tech (RSN)
3 p.m. – No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 8 Miami (RSN)
7 p.m. – No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 6 Virginia Tech (RSN)
Friday, May 24
11 a.m. – No. 4 NC State vs. No. 8 Miami (RSN)
3 p.m. – No. 6 Virginia Tech vs. No. 7 Georgia Tech (RSN)
7 p.m. – No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 5 Clemson (RSN)
Saturday, May 25
11 a.m. – No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 3 Virginia (RSN)
3 p.m. – No. 5 Clemson vs. No. 8 Miami (RSN)
7 p.m. – No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 4 NC State (RSN)
Sunday, May 26
1 p.m. - ACC Championship (ESPN2)
Here is link to ACC Tourmament site... http://www.theacc.com/championships/acc-baseball-championship.html
Virgnia is 22-8, 45-9 and ranked 5th and 6th in the national polls. Virginia Tech is 15-14, 35-19 and ranked 21st by Baseball America.
The Atlantic-10 tournament is in Charlotte. Richmond (13-11, 30-22) is the 7th seed and opens Wednesday afternoon against 2-seed Charlotte. Here is link to the bracket...
William & Mary and James Madison are among the 6 teams to qualify for the CAA Tournament in Harrisonburg. Here is link to the bracket...
Terrence Shannon transferring from Florida State to VCU to play for Shaka Smart has been rumored for weeks. Now it's official.
Here is video of a Shannon dunk from FSU's Seminole Madness...
Here is release from VCU.
SHANNON SET TO JOIN RAMS FOR 2013-14 SEASON
RICHMOND, Va. – Less than a month after graduating from Florida State with a degree in interdisciplinary studies, Terrance Shannon, a 6-8, 240-pound forward, has enrolled at VCU. He will be eligible to play immediately.
"We’re excited about Terrance’s arrival at VCU. He comes from a very strong program and has had significant success at a high level," Head Coach Shaka Smart said. "We look forward to the toughness and aggressiveness that Terrance will add to our frontcourt."
Last season, he was the Seminoles’ third-leading scorer (7.9 ppg), second-leading rebounder (5.9 rpg) and led the team in steals per game with 1.2.
During his time at FSU, he played in two NCAA Tournaments and one NIT. He earned a medical redshirt for the 2011-12 season after a shoulder injury limited him to just seven games.
The Forsyth, Ga. native fortifies a VCU frontcourt that includes All-Atlantic 10 selection Juvonte Reddic, rising junior Jarred Guest and freshmen Mo Alie-Cox and Antravious Simmons.
Shannon joins four other newcomers on VCU’s roster next season. The Rams return six players from NCAA’s Tournament team. Sophomore Teddy Okereafor and freshman Justin Tuoyo have decided to transfer from the program.
I was honored to be the emcee for the Douglas Freeman High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductions Monday night at the Hilton Short Pump.
There was a great crowd!! Here was my view from the podium.
The class of 2013 included several great for athletes and contributors. You can find out more at www.dsfhof.com