Representatives from Jacksonville, Tampa and Charlotte, N.C., made their final pitches Tuesday in Raleigh, N.C., to land the Atlantic Coast Conference football championship game from 2008 to 2010. A vote on the future championship site, or sites, by ACC athletic directors likely will take place during their scheduled Nov. 30 meeting in Jacksonville, one day before the city plays host to its third title game.
Are some 2008 Miami recruits about to jump ship? Several football players being recruited heavily by UM sharply criticized Canes players this week. Seffner Armwood High offensive tackle Matt Patchan, whose father played for UM, told a Cane website that ..." there's too many guys that it doesn't bother them that they lost the game. There's too many guys now at the U that [say], `It's OK we lost. Well, what am I going to do tonight?' Like it doesn't mean anything. They need to get rid of those types of guys.'' Several cane players reacted angrily saying that is not true. However, UM oral commitment Marcus Forston of Miami Northwestern and UM target Brandon Harris of Miami Booker T. Washington said in phone interviews that Patchan's comments were dead-on.
Duke University will fight a lawsuit brought by the University of Louisville that seeks $450,000 in damages after Duke canceled three scheduled football games. "We do not believe the lawsuit has merit," said John F. Burness, senior vice president for public affairs and government relations at Duke. "And we expect this will emerge in the courtroom." Louisville wants $150,000 each for games scheduled in 2007, 2008 and 2009 that Duke opted out of four years ago.