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Courtside

Three days into the ACC Tournament here at Greensboro, the stakes suddenly seemed higher. Perhaps that’s because the potent men’s programs from North Carolina — Duke, North Carolina, and N.C. State — were slated for competition today. The Tar Heels were … Continue reading

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Recent Articles in Raleigh News and Observer

Since September I’ve been writing a weekly column on sports for Raleigh’s News and Observer. Many of the articles also run in its sister paper, the Charlotte Observer. http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/19/3637143/jacobs-79-duke-unc-basketball.html http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/16/3613424/1974-acc-final-changed-ncaa-tourney.html http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/14/3623384/jacobs-maryland-set-for-last-acc.html http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/07/3600444/jacobs-roy-williams-says-its-been.html http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/05/3594263/sons-of-sports-refs-motivated.html http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/23/3559014/jacobs-clemsons-0-56-record-at.html http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/18/3544631/jacobs-unc-haunted-by-kenan-field.html http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/09/3520168/jacobs-dukes-jabari-parker-deals.html http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/01/3500263/wake-forest-guard-learns-from.html    

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Links to recent posts on accsports.com

http://www.accsports.com/articles/jacobs-new-guys-bring-new-order http://www.accsports.com/articles/jacobs-courage-confidence-bite-bc http://www.accsports.com/articles/ncaa-creeps-toward-change http://www.accsports.com/articles/acc%E2%80%99s-status-remains-unclear http://www.accsports.com/articles/jacobs-acc-enjoys-parallel-with-super-bowl-past http://www.accsports.com/articles/jacobs-hype-no-substitute-for-performance http://www.accsports.com/articles/jacobs-when-one-is-undone  

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Davis Injury Yields Henson Revelation

My latest column was published at TarHeelBlue.com last week. The news that Ed Davis decided to turn pro unofficially concluded North Carolina’s 2009-10 basketball season. The Tar Heels have now yielded 19 players early to the NBA, going back to … Continue reading

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Great local success habit, not happenstance

Orange County’s largest property owner has a pretty good men’s basketball team this season, and it’s given a boost to my miniscule career as a basketball television expert. This morning at 6:40 I was on WRAL’s Early Show, invited by Bill Leslie, … Continue reading

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More basketball

Links to Barry’s basketball columns. March 10, 2010     Courtside at the ACC Tournament March 10, 2010     ACC Tournament A Chance For Redemption (TarHeelBlue.com) March 11, 2010     Thoughts from the First Session March 16, 2010     ACC Sports Journal – One on One with: … Continue reading

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Courtside at the ACC Tournament

Here at the Greensboro Coliseum, it’s chilly with so few people in the stands. Teams get an hour to practice on Wednesday, the day prior to the first round of the ACC Tournament. N.C State just left the court, and … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the first session…

The first session of the ACC Tournament produced wins by a pair of lower-seeded teams. Virginia’s win over Boston College, No. 9 versus No. 8, was a minor surprise. More remarkable — and problematic  in some respects — was Miami’s … Continue reading

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