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Re: “A brief history of the ACC Tournament—and how television and money are killing our good basketball

Not quite an unqualified rant bemoaning the demise of a " Tobacco Road " alignment. Our schools are much more prominent nationally in professional and academic areas as well as athletic dimensions .

Posted by Gta Morris on 03/19/2015 at 11:56 AM
Posted by Leslie Land on 03/14/2015 at 2:32 PM

Re: “A brief history of the ACC Tournament—and how television and money are killing our good basketball

I love how former BIG EAST teams kick all the ACC ass.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Shocka Kahn on 03/14/2015 at 9:43 AM

Re: “A brief history of the ACC Tournament—and how television and money are killing our good basketball

Interesting piece, it really resonates with Jeff Currie's essay in this story on fans of tobacco road: http://www.bitandgrain.com/

Posted by Sandra Katharine Davidson on 03/12/2015 at 10:54 AM

Re: “A brief history of the ACC Tournament—and how television and money are killing our good basketball

Yeah, the ACC survives in name only. So? Same could be said of most conferences. Times change. People in NC should leave the 1960s-1980s behind. The three Triangle schools notwithstanding, without expansion the ACC would have been squeezed into the insignificance of the Atlantic 10 or the Big East.

By the way, since joining the ACC my alma mater Georgia Tech has cracked the football AP Top Ten 3 times and has made it to the Sweet Sixteen 6 times. Don't tell me that expansion has watered down the conference.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by ct on 03/11/2015 at 3:31 PM

Re: “An offensive pick for a defensive coach at UNC

The job title that accompanies my previous comment is out of date. I have updated my INDY profile.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by David Fellerath on 01/16/2015 at 8:37 PM

Re: “An offensive pick for a defensive coach at UNC

Nice job, Curt. I always enjoy reading your work. However, I can't summon much outrage over Chizik and the Cam Newton affair. Even if Newton's father was handed $200,000 to ensure that his son went to Auburn, the fact remains that Newton played for far less than he is worth.

The scandal isn't the "cheating." The scandal is what's legal: the continued exploitation of talented young athletes by the NCAA.

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Posted by David Fellerath, INDY Culture & Sports Editor on 01/16/2015 at 7:31 PM

Re: “An offensive pick for a defensive coach at UNC

Good article. Sums up the nation's collective "wtf" and "smh".

Posted by Leroy Corso on 01/16/2015 at 5:20 PM

Re: “An offensive pick for a defensive coach at UNC

Great job.
It's obvious that if the tarholes had done half as much "vetting" and background investigation of Area-Code-216 Butch and his Black Santa, there likely never would have been Anchorman Austin's tweets, Jennifer and Greg's parking tix scam, etc,etc and they'd still be blissfully ignorant football "sleeping giants".

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Posted by dr j on 01/16/2015 at 3:00 PM

Re: “An offensive pick for a defensive coach at UNC

This is a great opinion piece, but it is just that: your opinion, which happens to be crap. Thankfully, no one reads these crap articles. You're welcome for the page-click.

12 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Tyler Woods on 01/15/2015 at 5:02 PM

Re: “An offensive pick for a defensive coach at UNC

Your article, like your view, is total bs.
Like some others in your profession, you prefer to publish innuendo rather than facts.
Too bad for you and too bad for your handful of readers.

15 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Neil Rob on 01/15/2015 at 4:42 PM

Re: “In Morrisville, a badminton club grooms future champions

Science Friday (NPR) did a great feature this past friday getting deeper into the sport. Check out the video -- http://www.sciencefriday.com/segment/12/26…

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Posted by Leon Grodski de Barrera on 12/31/2014 at 12:27 AM

Re: “Triangle soccer fans have a bevy of options

August, this article is part of our Fall Arts and Culture preview, which is why it doesn't mention big soccer events in the winter.

Posted by Brian Howe, INDY arts & culture editor on 08/27/2014 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Triangle soccer fans have a bevy of options

You could have mentioned that the NCAA Men’s College Cup, 2014 Division I Men’s Soccer Championship, will be held at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC, on December 12 and 14.

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Posted by August on 08/27/2014 at 11:04 AM

Re: “How to pick roads

I can't stress enough how intimidating Peace St. is, to the point I avoid the final stretch of Clark despite the bike lanes! It is the easiest route for me to take to work but I take a detour the stretches to part of downtown so I can commute safely.

Best advice I can give on the subject is to find a physical map of the area (sorry internet) and study up on which areas are safest. Some maps are geared towards cyclists so I would seek those out.

Posted by Tony Vincent Diaz II on 08/24/2014 at 10:16 AM

Re: “RIDE: The Indy Bike Guide

I commend the Indy for their feature on bicycling in the Triangle. Multimodal transportation, including bicycling, is a cornerstone to the growth and maintenance of healthy urban areas. Bicycling can be both a practical means from point A to point B and a great source of recreational joy. Thank you for the encouragement to travel and have fun sans car.

I do, however, question the depiction of cyclists in the Indy's spread. Why is the cover image of a middle-aged white man in full kit posing alone with a several thousand dollar road bike? Is this image truly representative of the Triangle's cycling population? For example, why not use a photo depicting one of the area's many successful group or social rides, an image that would reflect the diversity of ridership that any urban community would be proud of?

Further, why do all the feature articles within the spread depict only men, and the "How to Bike" insets feature only women? What sort of message are the authors and the publication trying to send? That the competent and valued cyclists in the area are all men, and the women are the beginners?

The Indy's bike feature is a good start, but, as one of the authors readily admits, it is only a limited look at a much more multifaceted Triangle bike community. I look forward to the Indy's next attempt.

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Posted by _Sarah_ on 08/22/2014 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Biking the Triangle: Where & When

You completely missed on of the largest clubs in the Triangle: TeamCBC. We are a non-profit and very involved in the cycling community and the community at large. . Four weekly rides. All are open to anyone. Paces and distances vary and we welcome all levels of expertise. We design our rides to help folks go from beginner to expert. There are two Tuesday rides starting at 6 pm. One in North Raleigh which starts at the Soapstone Church and one in conjunction with Lifetime Fitness from the Wal-Mart in Apex. One Thursday night ride (6pm) in conjunction with Lifetime Fitness from the Wal-Mart in Apex, and a Sunday ride that goes year round, usually from the Carolina Brewing Company in Holly Springs. Multiple distances and paces.

We also put together a comprehensive benefit ride calendar every year that is on our website at http://www.teamcbc.com. it has all the scheduled benefit rides we could find or have heard of through the end of the year. We do this every year in January and update it in the Summer. It tells you waht the rides are, when, who benefits and the websites if available. It focuses on the Triangle but does include some NC mountain rides. It is a great resource for those who want to know what benefit rides are coming up.

There are other weekly rides that weren't on the list. If you need the info, please let me know.

Bob

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Posted by kyrk on 08/22/2014 at 3:38 PM

Re: “How to take traffic laws

A good, well-written article on a subject I wish was taught in schools so that the many mistakes I see by new cyclists (or students first coming to college) might be avoided. Thankfully I was always following the rules when I biked. Unthankfully I still got hit by cars twice and have had to stop biking. Point-of-fact: both times I was hit were sunny, Sunday afternoons around lunchtime when drivers just simply zoned out and hit me from behind (Cary) or pulled in front of me (Raleigh). I don't roll as well as I used to and pavement makes for a bad landing mat.

Posted by Benjamin Throop on 08/22/2014 at 1:27 PM

Re: “How to put your bike on a bus

You can do it, chuck02. Squeeze the latch, and the whole frame will give. Ease it (with the latch) down. It's easy!

Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Music Editor on 08/22/2014 at 9:07 AM

Re: “How to put your bike on a bus

Squeeze the latch and move it parallel to the ground? What if I can't figure out the latch? I'd like to try taking my bike on a bus, but I'm not sure I can follow these 20+ steps while suffering the stares of dozens of inconvenienced bus riders

Posted by chuck02 on 08/21/2014 at 7:59 PM

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