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Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to President's Day!

Presidents' Day is officially known as Washington's Birthday, and is a holiday to honor the first president, George Washington, who was born on February 22, 1732. It is a federal holiday, as well as a state holiday in many states. In 1800, the year after Washington's death, the day became an unofficial day of remembrance. The centennial of his birth was a particularly important day of celebration, and the Washington Monument went under construction in 1848. Congress and President Rutherford B. Hayes made Washington's Birthday a holiday in 1879. Originally only federal offices in Washington D.C. were closed, but this was expanded to all federal offices in 1885. At this time the holiday was observed on Washington's actual birthday.

In 1971, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act took effect. It made it so that some holidays, including Washington's Birthday, would be held on Mondays—Washington's Birthday began being held on the third Monday of February, which falls between February 15 and 21, but never on his actual birthday. There had been a provision in the bill to combine Washington and Lincoln's birthdays together for the holiday, but this was eventually dropped. Nonetheless, the day soon became known informally as Presidents' Day, and some believed the new date was chosen to honor both presidents, although that was not the law's intent. By the late-1980s, advertisers began calling it as such, and began pushing for a formal name change. Businesses originally had mainly been closed on the day, but began staying open, and started holding sales. This was particularly true with car dealerships. Many other things tend to function as if the day was a normal day. For example, public transit tends to run as it would if it wasn't a holiday, and colleges and universities tend to hold normal scheduled classes.

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Syracuse football recruiting: Grad transfer OL target sets visit date (PS; Mink)

One of Syracuse football’s remaining recruiting targets ahead of the 2019 season has set a date to take an official visit to campus.

South Alabama graduate-transfer offensive tackle Ryan Alexander said he is scheduled to visit Syracuse on March 21-23.

The visit will allow Alexander to check out the campus, interact with the football staff and players and get a feel for how he would fit in with the Orange.

Graduate transfers are permitted to take five official visits throughout their recruitment. Alexander said he is scheduled to visit Arizona on March 27-29. He previously visited Rutgers earlier this month.

Alexander, 23, would fill one of the team’s roster needs ahead of the 2019 season.

Syracuse returns three players up front with starting experience in Airon Servais, Evan Adams and Sam Heckel.

The addition of the 6-foot-3, 300-pound Alexander would bring to the unit a multi-year starter at right tackle who posted a team-high 46 knockdown blocks last season and graded out at 84 percent on his assignments, according to South Alabama.

Syracuse opens spring practice March 3.

EIU honors late Bob Spoo (

Former Eastern Illinois football coach Bob Spoo passed away in October. Saturday former players and coaches gathered with family and friends to honor the legendary Panthers lead.

Spoo lead the Panthers for 25 season, winning 144 games, the most by any Panthers head football coach. He took EIU to the playoffs nine times, and won five conference championships.

Former EIU head coach and current Syracuse leader Dino Babers made the trip back to Charleston honor his former boss.

"When you're honoring Bob Spoo and the things that he's done here, 25 years as a head football coach, hall of famer, I had to come back," Dino Babers said. "I was on the initial coaching staff, the 1987 coaching staff, his first one, and I was his last hire. So out of respect for him, I had to be here. Bob Spoo is all about peopole. All about character. If you want to change the football player on the field, then you attack the football player off the field and that's Coach Spoo."

Syracuse football hype up 2019 “151 rum”

CFN ACC Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections (CFN; Fiutak)

Just how good are all of the ACC teams? There are still plenty of injuries, suspensions, and depth chart changes to come over the next several months – and spring football still has to kick in – but here’s the first look.

Based off of the schedules, timing of the big games, and the talent coming back, here’s around where the win total futures should be set.

The win total line projections are based on the regular season – bowl games or conference championships don’t count. And remember, this is a cold business. The investment market will set the line as the offseason goes on.


Boston College Eagles

The Eagles need some help on the lines, and the secondary was gutted, but the offensive backfield should be special as long as RB AJ Dillon is being AJ Dillon. However, there’s just enough rebuilding to do to be a problem.

The schedule has a few sure-thing wins early, but road games at Clemson, Syracuse, Notre Dame and Pitt – all wrapped around a home game against Florida State – make it tough to push for more than seven wins.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 6.5
2018 Record: 7-5
– Schedule Breakdown & Analysis
Syracuse Orange

Can Dino Babers keep it all going? If the quarterback situation is strong – Tommy DeVito needs to step up – and the offensive line can fill in the parts, there’s a lot to like. There shouldn’t be a step back, if any.

Clemson has to come to Syracuse – the Orange have given the Tigers problems over the last two seasons. There isn’t another almost-sure-thing loss on the slate, but going to NC State isn’t going to be easy, and the date at Florida State will be a problem.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 8.5
2018 Record: 10-3
– Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

ACC Football Rx: Links, news and rumors - 2/18/19 (RX; HM)

From Football Outsiders: Rob Weintraub's ACC Alumni Trophies

Their 7th annual Alumni Awards for the season's best NFL player from each ACC college program. Here are the 2018 winners...

Best 2018 ACC Alumni in the NFL

BOSTON COLLEGE Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta
CLEMSON Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston
DUKE Matt Skura, C, Baltimore
FLORIDA STATE Derwin James, S, Los Angeles Chargers
GEORGIA TECH Shaq Mason, G, New England
LOUISVILLE Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore
MIAMI Calais Campbell, DE, Jacksonville
N CAROLINA Mitchell Trubisky, QB, Chicago
NC STATE Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers
NOTRE DAME Quenton Nelson, G, Indianapolis
PITTSBURGH Aaron Donald, DT, Los Angeles Rams
SYRACUSE Chandler Jones, DE, Arizona
VIRGINIA Brent Urban, DE, Baltimore
VIRGINIA TECH Kyle Fuller, CB, Chicago
WAKE FOREST Jessie Bates, S, Cincinnati

ACC Football Rx: Banned from Bowls - an ACC analysis (RX; HM)

According to SBNation's research, the two P5 teams most often banned from bowls/postseason play are Auburn (9x) and One Miss (6x). I guess it just means more? After those two are a bunch of Big XII teams (Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Oklahoma) which were all banned 5 times, along with the USC Trojans (also banned 5x).

What about ACC teams, you ask? Here are the teams I found in the SBNation article...

"Bad teams that should’ve cheated better"

1959 NC State (1-9, -2.3)
1958 NC State (2-7-1, -4.9)
1956 NC State (3-7, -3)
1968 South Carolina (4-6, 2.1)

"Pretty good teams that could’ve gotten more of their money’s worth, but still fared decently post-cheating"

1995 Miami (8-3, 8.1)
2012 Miami (7-5, 8.2)
1955 Miami (6-3, 12)
2012 North Carolina (8-4, 14.1)

"Teams that missed out on pretty good bowl games"

1957 NC State (7-1-2, 9)
1983 Clemson (9-1-1, 10.4)
1982 Clemson (9-1-1, 11.3)
1981 Miami (9-2, 17.6)

That's 12 bans but only 5 teams:

Miami 4x
NC State 4x
Clemson 2x
N Carolina 1x
S Carolina 1x

Note: the Gamecocks managed to get banned once before exiting the ACC in 1971.

If you consider the fact that all but one of Miami's bowl bans occurred before the Hurricanes joined the ACC, it's clear that NC State fans might have a legitimate grievance as the most-banned team in the ACC. In fact, the most egregious bowl ban is also from the ACC (pre-expansion):

The ‘57 NC State team won the ACC but was banned because the NCAA decided to punish the whole athletic department for basketball infractions. The Wolfpack missed out on what would have still, today, been their only Orange Bowl berth. The bid instead went to Duke, the second-place team, which got walloped by Oklahoma. That sticks out as a sad bowl ban.

The Wolfpack football was ineligible to play in a postseason bowl game from 1956 until 1959 because of something their basketball team did... Wow! That's how stupid the ACC used to be.

It's my sincere hope that the additions of GT, FSU, Miami, VT, BC, Syracuse, Pitt, Notre Dame and Louisville will insure that no ACC football team is ever punished for the sins of the basketball team again... or make any other equally-foolish decision.

source: Ranking all 122 bowl-banned teams in college football history

ACC Football Rx: 2019 Spring Games (RX; HM)

Here are the Spring Games we know about so far...

School Time (ET)

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019

Duke TBA

Saturday, Apr. 6, 2019
Boston College TBA
Clemson TBA
Florida State 4:00pm
NC State TBA
Wake Forest TBA

Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019

Notre Dame TBA
N Carolina TBA
Pitt TBA
Syracuse TBA
Virginia Tech TBA

Friday, Apr. 26, 2019
Georgia Tech TBA

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019

Virginia TBA

ACC Football Rx: Weekend Links - 2/16/19 (RX; HM)

From ESPN Media Zone: ABC to Host Two-Hour NFL Live Special at 2019 NFL Scouting Combine

Combine to be featured on broadcast TV for the first time

Live coverage of quarterback and wide receiver workouts on Sat., March 2 at 1 p.m. ET

From CBS Sports' Tom Fornelli's mailbag...

Q: You get to watch one FBS game per week in 2019. Preselect them now. - @Lee0107

An interesting question...

Week 1: Miami vs. Florida
Week 2: LSU at Texas
Week 3: Clemson at Syracuse
Week 4: Notre Dame at Georgia
Week 5: Ohio State at Nebraska
Week 6: Washington at Stanford
Week 7: Oklahoma vs. Texas
Week 8: Michigan at Penn State
Week 9: Notre Dame at Michigan
Week 10: Georgia vs. Florida
Week 11: LSU at Alabama
Week 12: Georgia at Auburn
Week 13: Penn State at Ohio State
Week 14: Ohio State at Michigan
Week 15: Army vs. Navy

Only one true ACC conference game makes the list - and it isn't Clemson vs. Florida State this year!

(Note: I'll be giving you my picks for ACC game to watch each week real soon now)

ACC Football Rx: VT Recruiting 2019 (RX; HM)

For a team that ended up with a 6-7 record, the Hokies signed a pretty good class this year!

Virginia Tech Football



Coach Fuente discusses the three new additions to Tech's 22-man Class of 2019.

Today's takeaways via @JRobISH ⤵️Fuente optimistic about state of Tech football program - Virginia Tech Athletics #EnterNight19

Virginia Tech Football


More from Coach Fuente on how Tech's offensive production is helping attract top recruits like @Freshie74

Notes, quotes & more Virginia Tech adds talent, depth to its 2019 signing class - Virginia Tech Athletics #EnterNight19

One more OL: Coastal Carolina offensive lineman announces transfer to Virginia Tech

After making some solid recruiting efforts to bolster the offensive line depth in the Class of 2019, Virginia Tech also added one more lineman with a transfer. Brock Hoffman, formerly of Coastal Carolina...




BOTTOM LINE: If it turns out that Bud Foster can mold some of those 4-star ATH into playing DBs, Virginia Tech should have a pretty solid roster for the next few years. The offensive line, at least, looks solid!

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