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HOW BOUT THAT ACC TOURNAMENT
Have you been watching this wild ACC Tournament?
It’s been a tournament filled with upsets.
On Thursday, Miami upset Wake Forest and N.C. State knocked off Clemson.
On Friday, the bottom two seeds in the tourney continued their magic as Miami defeated Virginia Tech and N.C. State upset Florida State.
And to throw another wrench in things, co-conference champion Maryland was upset by No. 7 seed Georgia Tech.
Duke even had a struggle against Virginia before winning.
On Saturday, Duke goes up against Miami and Georgia Tech plays N.C. State.
Can the unthinkable happen and the two bottom seeds make the final? Stay tuned.
PEPPERS NOW A CHICAGO BEAR
Rarely would I praise a former North Carolina Basketball player, but I’m happy to see the former two-sport star at UNC now wearing a Chicago Bear uniform.
For the second-straight season, the Bears have signed a franchise player. I hope this one works out better than Jay Cutler.
Peppers can be dominate and should provide improvement to the Bears defense.
I will be a fan of Peppers. I may even get his jersey.
MASSACRE IN CAMERON
The Duke Blue Devils put a whooping on the North Carolina Tar Heels Saturday night, winning 82-50 in one of the most lopsided games ever in this historic rivalry.
The Blue Devils outplayed, outcoached and outhustled the Tar Heels in every aspect of the game.
The Blue Devils in the second half showed no mercy, keeping their starters in most of the contest.
It was a great way for the Duke seniors to go out. It was a humiliation for the Tar Heels.
If Duke plays like that in the postseason, it could win it all. Carolina meanwhile is looking forward to next year.
Congratulations to the ETSU Men’s Basketball Team, who just won the Atlantic Sun Basketball Championship.
The Bucs have overcome injuries and tragedy to secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row.
The Bucs have made the are proud again.
NAIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FEATURES ATHLETES NOT INTERESTED IN GLORY
Other than maybe Milligan College, most of the schools in this weekend’s NAIA National Track and Field Championships in Johnson City are not known by most people in the Tri-Cities.
You won’t find Tim Tebow or John Wall, but you will find kids who want to compete.
I stopped by Friday as I was in the Tri-Cities for the weekend and noticed the great sportsmanship these athletes display.
The jersey may not say Duke, Kentucky or Tennessee, but that school is just as important to them as if they went to one of those big schools.
I salute these great athletes for giving their all for their school.
COWBOY LEGEND STOPS IN JOHNSON CITY LAST WEEK
Former Dallas Cowboy legendary quarterback Danny White stopped in the Tri-Cites last week at the Salvation Army Souper Bowl for the Hungry Luncheon at the Holiday Inn.
The event was a fundraiser for the Salvation Army, the biggest fundraiser the organization has all year.
“I am here to support the Salvation Army program in the Tri-Cities area and the great job they do,” White said. “My message is thank you to the Salvation Army for giving people hope and we need organizations right now like the Salvation Army. I’m honored to be here to deliever that message.”
The Tomahawk sports department would like to congratulate former JCHS basketball player and coach Ryan Arnold for leading his Daniel Boone Trailblazers to the District 1-AAA Boys Basketball Championship on Tuesday night.
I was there on Tuesday night and will have a feature on Coach Arnold in next week’s Tomahawk.
OLYMPICS FUN TO WATCH
With all the snow the last couple of weeks, it has put me in the mood to watch the Winter Olympics.
It’s nice seeing sports you don’t normally see and I’ve watched everything from bobsled to curling.
I’ve really enjoyed the hockey and am hoping the U.S. wins the gold medal.
It will be sad when the Olympics are over, but I’m looking forward to the summer games in London in 2012.