Cavs host UNC in ACC men's basketball opener

Cavs host UNC in ACC men's basketball opener

Playing an 18-game conference schedule for the first time in school history, Virginia men's basketball team will host North Carolina on Jan. 6 in its ACC opener, the school announced on Wednesday.

The Cavaliers will play home-and-home against Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia Tech. They will only host Duke and NC State while only meeting Miami and Wake Forest on the road.

2012-13 Virginia Mens Basketball ACC Schedule

Sun. Jan. 6 NORTH CAROLINA 8:00 pm

Wed. Jan. 9 at Wake Forest 9:00 pm

Sat. Jan. 12 at Clemson 12:00 pm

Sat. Jan. 19 FLORIDA STATE 4:00 pm

Thur. Jan. 24 at Virginia Tech 8:00 pm

Sat. Jan. 26 BOSTON COLLEGE 1:00 pm

Tue. Jan. 29 NC STATE 7:00 pm

Sun. Feb. 2 at Georgia Tech 3:00 pm

Thur. Feb. 7 CLEMSON 7:00 pm

Sun. Feb. 10 at Maryland 1:00 pm

Tue. Feb. 12 VIRGINIA TECH 7:00 pm

Sat. Feb. 16 at North Carolina 12:00 pm

Tue. Feb. 19 at Miami 9:00 pm

Sun. Feb. 24 GEORGIA TECH 2:00 pm

Thur. Feb. 28 DUKE 9:00 pm

Sun. Mar. 3 at Boston College 4:00 pm

Thur. Mar. 7 at Florida State 9:00 pm

Sun. Mar. 10 MARYLAND 6:00 pm

Maryland's Mark Turgeon signs contract extension through 2022-23 season

Maryland's Mark Turgeon signs contract extension through 2022-23 season

Starting the beginning of his sixth season with Maryland men’s basketball, head coach Mark Turgeon signed a four-year contract extension, Maryland announced Thursday.

The extension will take him through the 2022-23 season.

The Terrapins enter the 2016-17 season ranked No. 21 in the Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll and are coming off their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, which included their first Sweet 16 game since 2003.

In his five completed seasons with Maryland, Turgeon has earned a 114-59 record — the most wins for a head coach after taking over the program.

"Mark has built a program that we are incredibly proud of as he continues to lead the great tradition that is Maryland Basketball," Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson said in a statement. "I am proud of the academic and athletic success that the men's basketball team has achieved under Mark's leadership the past five years.”

“During his successful tenure in College Park, Mark has worked tirelessly to establish a nationally-recognized program that will annually compete for championships,” Anderson added.

In the team’s first two years with the Big Ten, Maryland boasts a 26-10 conference record and finished third last season (12-6) to Indiana and Michigan State, respectively.

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Heisman Hopefuls: Too little, too late for Leonard Fournette


Heisman Hopefuls: Too little, too late for Leonard Fournette

It took awhile, but Leonard Fournette finally looked like the player we all knew he could be. On Saturday against Ole Miss, Fournette rushed for 284 yards and three touchdowns in just 16 carries. It's too bad it won't matter in terms of the Heisman race.

Heading into this season Fournette was a player to watch given how he started the 2015 season. He faded after a poor performance against Alabama, but his talent cannot be denied. Fournette's 2016 season has been a struggle, but on Saturday he finally broke through.

After Saturday's performance, Fournette is actually getting some love from experts in terms of the Heisman race (like here and here). With all due respect to Fournette, who is absolutely remarkable, this is completely ridiculous.


Fournette has been hampered by injuries this season and has missed three games as a result. That right there virtually knocks him out of the running. Add in the fact that LSU is only playing 11 games this season because the South Alabama game was canceled, that means his Heisman resume will be only eight games, nine at the most if LSU somehow reaches the SEC Championship game. Whatever Fournette does for the rest of the season, it's going to be hard for him to prove he is more deserving of the Heisman than any of the other contenders who have been great for 12+ games.

Plus, it's not as if Fournette has been unreal in every game he has played this year. Before the Ole Miss game, Fournette was averaging just under 130 rushing yards per game. That's not bad, but it's not all that Heisman worthy either.

So no, Fournette is not among the Heisman hopefuls this week despite his monster performance. Enjoy it LSU fans, it was a phenomenal game, but it was not enough to put him back in Heisman contention.

If Fournette is out, who's in? Find out in this week's Heisman Hopefuls gallery.