The contest is maxed out, but it's worth sharing a few tidbits from the team names.
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The dead-tree ACC preview runs tomorrow --- after the first games! Great timing. At the least, here is the backup to the predicted records running in tomorrow's paper.
A look at some Maryland season previews from the vast reaches of Al Gore's Invention.
Taking the lead from A's general manager Billy Beane - he of "Moneyball" fame - and statistics guru/Red Sox advisor Bill James, major league front offices have gone stat-happy over the past decade or so in evaluating both major league talent and amateur players. However, if there were ever a single player that exemplified the continued need for good, old-fashioned scouting work in identifying potential big league talent, it's Mets pitching prospect Bobby Parnell. By Jay LeBlanc.
George Kontos has long impressed scouts with his live arm and good stuff and shown flashes of brilliance, but command issues have prevented him from achieving consistency in his results and reaching his full potential. 2008 was an important year for Kontos - who entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 17 prospect in the Yankees organization - and the 23-year-old righty has responded with an impressive campaign with the double-A Trenton Thunder. By Jay LeBlanc.
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama thanked the whole Biden family for its support tonight, in a surprise appearance at the convention, except power-lobbyist Hunter Biden.
In high school, Austin Jackson was one of the top high school basketball players in the country and ultimately signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Georgia Tech. But he also showed tremendous potential on the baseball diamond, prompting the Yankees to select him in the eighth round of the 2005 draft and offer him a deal that included an $800,000 bonus. It looks like Jackson made the right choice, as the 6' 1", 180-pound outfielder is now considered the Yankees' top prospect and one of the best in all of baseball. By Jay LeBlanc.
Five people who spoke in support of Sen. Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention aren't likely to please their former employer.
There was just one thing missing from the invitation-only reception for new members of Congress inside a ritzy townhouse in downtown Denver Wednesday.
Former Democratic Party boss Terry McAuliffe insists he's backing Barack Obama, despite plans to leave Denver before the Democratic nominee's big acceptance speech Thursday.
Former President Bill Clinton took the stage here to his old theme song, "Don't Stop," but was it more a look to the future than to the past.
In an atypical move, I listen to Ralph Friedgen's weekly radio show from beginning to end.
By Jeffrey Denning
Democrats expect McCain to give those at his convention next week indigestion and a headache.
Latest e-mail from the McCain camp.
T. Boone Pickens campaigns to end America's dependence on foreign oil.
Advice for the speaker of the House to consider when dealing with the leaders of her church
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Washington Times photographer Rod Lamkey, on the road to the Republican National Convention in Minnesota, captures snapshots of America with his camera and his comments.
Just days before Maryland's season opener, it would be no surprise if nearly half of Maryland's 16-man freshman class makes the field this year.