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DERRICK BYARS

Virginia freshman Derrick Byars is an enigma. On the outside, you see a 6-foot-7 basketball player who exudes the confidence that the Gatorade Player of the Year in Tennessee should.


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Imagine Majic

Imagine you have the world at your doorstep. A McDonalds All-American at 18 years old, and practically every school in the nation is knocking on the door of your Harlem apartment.


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Fans: it's time to prepare!

Put down your foam fingers and "Topple the Turtles" shirts and listen up for just a minute. I know we're all excited to see what kind of rabbits head coach Pete Gillen can pull out of his very large hat this season.


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CHRIS

By most accounts, Chris Duhon has found his way to the top. His solid performance on the court has earned him credit within the NCAA community, his drive to win landed him the role of sole captain on one of the nation's traditional powerhouses, and his potential made him a clear choice for ACC Preseason Player of the Year.


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WAKE FOREST

Skip Prosser arrived in Winston-Salem last season to coach the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, a senior dominated squad, and led them to the second round of the NCAA tournament.


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THE 6TH MAN

Each day that passes, the ACC season draws nearer, and with ACC men's basketball comes the historically strong fan support associated with the league.


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The Four Horsemen

Revelations Chapter 6 discusses four horsemen who usher in the Apocalypse leaving death and destruction in their wake.


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The ACC is up for grabs

A preliminary look at this year's ACC picture has proved to be a little hazy. In years past, fans and commentators alike could choose the front-runners with much more ease.


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NORTH CAROLINA

At any Division I school, when the football team wins the same amount of games as the basketball squad, something is horribly wrong.


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#1 DUKE

Duke basketball almost is synonymous to victory. Despite a surprising loss to Indiana in the NCAA tournament last year, Duke was one of the premier squads in the country.


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WATSON

There are many people throughout the University, and the nation for that matter, who simply don't know the 'real' Travis Watson. The Watson they know is the man with a scowl and an uncanny knack for rebounding.


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#4 GEORGIA TECH

As Paul Hewitt enters his third season as head coach at Georgia Tech, he inherits a young team with tremendous talent that looks to gain experience while establishing themselves as a strong presence in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Last season's strong finish, combined with the reputations of the seven returning letter winners and one of the nation's top recruiting classes, has created a lot of buzz around the Yellow Jackets. "It's a good thing to be thought of highly," Hewitt said.


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Game Time

Imagine missing an entire season. You can practice, but you can't play. It's like being benched every single game.


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N.C. STATE

Anticipation is growing rapidly in Raleigh, and for once, Phillip Rivers has nothing to do with it.


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O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN

Over the last three years, Cavalier fans have become accustomed to seniopr Jason Rogers as a gentle giant; the man who cheers on his team from the sidelines; the man who proudly waved the Hooville flag after Virginia's Valentine's Day victory over Duke two years ago; and the man wh onow will assume a new role, captain.


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There's only one Fab Five

Almost all of the ACC basketball prognosticators and predictors, including yours truly, will point out that this upcoming season will be unique because of the dominant role freshmen will play on nearly every team in the conference.


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HOME SWEET HOME

Who would have ever thought that one little locker room commission could turn into so much. "We've done a number of projects for the University," VMDO principal architect Bob Moje said.


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Letter from the Editor

From the squeaking of And1's on the new University Hall floor to around the clock television coverage, there is a buzz in the air that could only be the result of one thing -- ACC basketball. Every fall along with the changing foliage comes the thunderous throw downs and long-range bombs that only Dr. Naismith's beloved game can bring.

Latest Podcast

Today, we sit down with both the president and treasurer of the Virginia women's club basketball team to discuss everything from making free throws to recent increased viewership in women's basketball.