At the ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, a poll of nearly 100 media members picked Virginia to finish fourth in the Coastal Division this season. The media pegged the following order for the division: Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, UNC, UVa, Miami, and Duke.
On the other side of the ledger, Florida State is favored to win the Atlantic Division. Here’s the media’s order: FSU, clemson, NC State, Wake Forest, Boston College, and Maryland.
The media likes Florida State as the overwhelming pick to win the ACC Championship in 2012. FSU’s 60 votes to win the title were more than all other teams combined. The media also tabbed Clemson’s Sammy Watkins as the preseason Player of the Year. Watkins was arrested in the offseason on drug charges and Tiger coach Dabo Swinney said earlier this summer that Watkins likely will miss game time as a result. “Is there a chance he doesn’t miss any time? Probably not,” Swinney said earlier this summer.
Virginia fans interested in ACC Football Kickoff news definitely should read this update from Jeff White at VirginiaSports.com.
Hoo-Tube Video Of The Day
The Afternoon Break includes a daily video. This Friday, the 2012 Olympics open in London so this week The Afternoon Break is featuring Dawn Staley in the video section. Staley, who was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in early June, is a three-time Olympic gold medalist (1996, 2000, 2004) and she carried the flag for the USA in the opening ceremony for the 2004 Olympics.
- The EDGE board has two threads going on commit Malcolm Cook. Check them out here and here. There’s also this great thread on incoming QB Matt Johns.
- The basketball board is discussing potential transfer Jake O’Brien in this thread.
- Ryan Zimmerman hit two home runs in Sunday’s game with the Nationals and fans are talking about it here.
- The men’s lacrosse program picked up a recruiting commitment.
- The Corner variety pack: Smith Mountain Lake dining options, WWE on TV tonight, Breaking Bad, and Big Brother.
This portion of the break looks at TheSabre.com’s favorite Twitter retweet of the day. Follow @thesabre.
Today’s retweet is from Michael Phillips (follow @michaelpRTD) at the Richmond Times-Dispatch.