Sunday, September 28, 2003

Former Tigers meet in NFL contest

Today's Carolina Panthers-Atlanta Falcons game has some added interest for Clemson fans. Former Tigers Brentson Buckner of Carolina and Woodrow Dantzler of Atlanta will meet on the field.

LEAKE IMPROVES: The Charleston Post and Courier has a story on the steady improvement linebacker John Leake has made since the Georgia game.

ACC EXPANSION: The league presidents held a conference call Saturday to affirm their dedication to all conference members taking full participation in all sports, a challenge to media reports from the Charlotte Observer and elsewhere that Notre Dame would join as a 12th team and be phased in gradually to all sports. Meanwhile, the ACC expansion lawsuit is back in court.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Virginia edged Wake Forest in a fine ballgame that saw the return of Cavs quarterback Matt Schaub. N.C. State's defense was once again unimpressive in holding off winless North Carolina. (Boy, I love those last three words.) The Wolfpack yielded 550 yards. Last week, Texas Tech racked up 681 yards of offense in a loss to N.C. State.

Georgia Tech got past Vanderbilt in overtime and Florida State routed Duke. And Maryland, Clemson's next opponent, defeated Eastern Michigan.

And how about the Gamecocks? They took Tennessee to overtime -- in Knoxville -- before losing.

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