North Carolina Knocks Off Fifth-Ranked Louisville On Acrobatic Layup

Nineteenth-ranked North Carolina defeated fifth-ranked Louisville in this wild finish in the Dean Dome. UNC's Marcus Page made an acrobatic layup to take the lead, but fell into the stanchion and photographers, forcing his team to play defense 4-5 for the final 8.5 seconds of the game. But Louisville wasn't able to… » 1/10/15 4:44pm 1/10/15 4:44pm

How A UVa Fan Bluffed His Way Into The Huddle At The ACC Title Game

At halftime of Virginia's ACC tournament semifinal, Danny had an idea. He noticed all the Cavaliers staff members hovering around the team, and discerned what exactly gave them to the power to roam freely around the court: a suit with a Virginia-orange tie. One day and one trip to Walmart later, Danny was down on the… » 3/19/14 4:36pm 3/19/14 4:36pm

ACC Officials Decide N.C. State Didn't Score TD They Totally Scored

The latest conference to make its officials, rather than players and coaches, the story is the ACC, as tonight's Clemson-North Carolina State game was marred by a botched call that reversed a Wolfpack touchdown and led to one for the Tigers. » 9/19/13 10:22pm 9/19/13 10:22pm

Former Florida State OT Just Got His 2012 SEC Championship Ring

Conference realignment is definitely confusing these days, but we're pretty sure Florida State is still in the ACC. In fact, yes, Florida State is still in the ACC; the Seminoles beat Georgia Tech 21-15 last year to win the ACC for the first time in seven years. According to this ring FSU won the SEC for the first… » 7/10/13 8:44pm 7/10/13 8:44pm

No. 1 Duke Suffers First Loss To Some Team Or Other As Nation Revels In…

It's not the Yankees losing in the divisionals, nor a conference rival pantsing Alabama midseason. Nor is it quite the Lakers fizzling in May, or the Cowboys losing year after year after year after delicious year. » 1/12/13 3:24pm 1/12/13 3:24pm

Cincinnati And UConn Said To Ponder Starting Yet Another Geographically…

With the Big East in full meltdown mode, two of the traditional basketball powers are considering a move to the ACC—or, barring that, UConn and Cincinnati will take their ball and go start their own conference, according to The Sporting News. The only flaw in this plan is that the new conference would blanket the… » 12/15/12 8:49pm 12/15/12 8:49pm

The Big Ten Is On The Move: Updating Our Conference Realignment Maps!

When we last checked in a month ago, it seemed the dust was finally settling after a period of bizarre college football reafuckinglignment. Pretty much everyone had made major moves except the Big Ten, a distinctly Midwestern conference that seemed happy to pretty much stay put. » 11/28/12 12:45pm 11/28/12 12:45pm

And Now The ACC Is Suing Maryland

In these crazypants days of realignment, the best thing a conference can do to solidify its membership is to sign a big, juicy TV contract. The ACC failed at that, so they did the next best thing: they raised the exit fee to $50 million dollars. » 11/27/12 2:04pm 11/27/12 2:04pm

The University Of Maryland's Twitter Account Was Hacked, Kept It Pretty…

Along with Rutgers, the University of Maryland looks likely to flee its current conference for the Big Ten, and some people—notably, the person who hacked Maryland's official Twitter account tonight—are pretty happy about it. At first it seems conceivable that the person who manages UM's social media was just getting… » 11/17/12 11:00pm 11/17/12 11:00pm

Reports: The Big Ten Wants Maryland And Rutgers

Pat Forde and ESPN are reporting that serious talks are afoot to fold Maryland and Rutgers into the Big Ten. Not only would that create a 14-member conference that'd surely be the biggest Ten in the world, it would reopen the scabby wound of major conference realignment. The ACC, the Terps' current home, would be… » 11/17/12 6:58pm 11/17/12 6:58pm

Florida State, Vanderbilt, And Michigan State Are Going Dancing, But…

This brings to a close our series highlighting teams celebrating their conference championships, and like most televised entertainment, it comes to a somewhat anticlimactic end. Sure, FSU won the ACC for the first time ever, and Vanderbilt won the SEC tournament for the first time since 1951 (though there were… » 3/11/12 5:51pm 3/11/12 5:51pm

Rick Pitino Uses Really Unfortunate Infidelity Metaphor

Rick Pitino's a New Yorker who made his bones in the Big East, so naturally he's upset about Syracuse's and Pittsburgh's ACC exodus. At Big East media days, he had some harsh words for the Judases: » 10/20/11 10:45am 10/20/11 10:45am

BC Athletic Director: ESPN Is The Kindest, Bravest, Warmest, Most…

Gene DeFilippo, addressing this: "I spoke inappropriately and erroneously regarding ESPN's role in conference expansion." [@PeteThamelNYT] » 10/11/11 3:32pm 10/11/11 3:32pm

Did ESPN Bone The Big East Because They Wouldn't Sign A TV Deal?

Boston College AD Gene DeFilippo, who was part of the ACC's expansion committee that lured Pitt and Syracuse away from the Big East, says something that shouldn't be a big shocker: realignment is about money. But to see it put so blatantly, and to see the four-letter network invoked so unapologetically, well, this is… » 10/10/11 2:55pm 10/10/11 2:55pm

It Sure Looks Some ACC Football Players Got Married In New York City…

Yes, hundreds of same-sex couples lined up for the chance to get married in New York City last month. If this report from the NBC affiliate in Charlotte, NC is taken at tipster-provided face value*, Clemson University football center Dalton Freeman and defensive tackle Brandon Thompson were among them. » 8/03/11 10:45pm 8/03/11 10:45pm

Is The Big Ten The Best Hoops Conference?

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 12/03/09 6:30am 12/03/09 6:30am

The South Rises Again, And The NAACP Calls A Balk

The ACC voted recently to move its baseball tournament to Myrtle Beach from 2011-2013, but don't expect the NAACP to buy peanuts and cracker jacks. They're condemning the league for breaking a boycott of South Carolina, which flies the Confederate flag. The real beef: Myrtle? Seriously? [The Sun News] » 5/22/09 12:53pm 5/22/09 12:53pm

College Football Preview: Avoiding Landmines Edition

Now that everyone knows exactly what's going to happen with the rest of the college football season, this is when something inevitably blows up. Because if there's one thing we know about the convoluted BCS system, it's this: nothing is certain with three weekends to go. Alabama still has to get past Mississippi… » 11/14/08 1:30pm 11/14/08 1:30pm