Orlando will not be in the bidding for the ACC football championship game.The Florida city didn't submit a bid for the 2008-10 championship games, according to ACC associate commissioner for football media relations Mike Finn. Orlando officials indicated they weren't bidding because renovations at the Citrus Bowl need to be completed,Finn said.ACC Commissioner John Swofford had said Orlando was a long shot because of the renovations. Charlotte,Jacksonville and Tampa submitted bids, Finn said. Jacksonville hosted the first two championship games and will be the site of the game Dec. 1.
Boston College defensive end Nick Larkin will miss at least four games as he recovers from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, which he injured in the second quarter of last Saturday's 37-17 victory over North Carolina State. Although no word has come from the team, sources at the school confirmed Larkin had surgery earlier this week and is optimistic about returning next month.
Political correctness is alive and well at Va. Tech. Athletic Director Jim Weaver has told band director David McKee that the Marching Virginians no longer can play a tune with a double-entendre that fans accompany with gyrations when the Hokies get close to scoring. McKee said the band came up with the tune in the mid-1990s. Fans chant "Oh-ohh, oh-ohhh" to a drum beat followed by "stick it in, stick it in, stick it in" when the drums stop. This from Va. Tech who recently invited a rapper who spouts vile and disgusting lyrics to a concert to commemorate the shooting deaths of the Va. Tech students. Hypocrisy is going strong at Va. Tech.