ACC Tournament http://wunc.org en The ACC Men's Tourney Will Return To NC...Eventually http://wunc.org/post/acc-mens-tourney-will-return-nceventually <p></p><p><a href="http://www.theacc.com/#!/">Atlantic Coast Conference</a> commissioner John Swofford announced on Thursday that the league's men's basketball tournament will come back to North Carolina after a few years away:</p><ul><li>Charlotte will host the tournament in 2019.&nbsp;</li><li>Greensboro will see the event return in 2020.&nbsp;</li></ul><p>(Earlier, the ACC announced it will take the men's tournament to Brooklyn's Barclays Center for two years.) &nbsp;</p><p>Swofford says new membership has mandated a broader reach.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:34:53 +0000 Gurnal Scott 32831 at http://wunc.org The ACC Men's Tourney Will Return To NC...Eventually ACC Tournament Underway In Greensboro http://wunc.org/post/acc-tournament-underway-greensboro <p></p><p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p></p><p>The 61<sup>st</sup>&nbsp;annual A-C-C Men’s Basketball Tournament is underway in Greensboro. Wake Forest beat Notre Dame Wednesday afternoon earning its first win at the event in seven years.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Demon Deacons beat Notre Dame and ensured that beleaguered fourth-year head coach Jeff </span>Bzdelik will last another day<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. There is widespread speculation </span>Bzdelik<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be fired when Wake's season concludes.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:29:19 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 31981 at http://wunc.org ACC Tournament Underway In Greensboro Women's ACC Basketball Tournament Starts Today http://wunc.org/post/womens-acc-basketball-tournament-starts-today <p></p><p>It's tournament time for Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Wake Forest starts things off tonight in Greensboro against Pittsburgh.&nbsp; Meanwhile, North Carolina, Duke and NC State have either one or two rounds off, thanks to good conference records.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The Wolfpack is ranked number 14 in the country, and has an automatic bid to the tournament quarterfinals.&nbsp; That's despite a flurry of injuries in the middle of the conference schedule.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Head Coach Wes Moore said he wants to take advantage of the time off.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:48:59 +0000 Will Michaels 31542 at http://wunc.org Women's ACC Basketball Tournament Starts Today Wolfpack Runs To ACC Tourney Quarterfinals http://wunc.org/post/wolfpack-runs-acc-tourney-quarterfinals <p>N.C. State moves to Friday's quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament after a strong victory in the opening round.&nbsp;</p><p>The Wolfpack took down Virginia Tech Thursday afternoon, 80-63. N.C. State took control after going on an 11-0 run in the second half.&nbsp; Coach Mark Gottfried says guard Lorenzo Brown shut down Virginia Tech's Erick Green, the leading scorer in the nation.<br><br>"Lorenzo made his mind up he was going to do a good job on him and I thought he did," Gottfried said.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:55:49 +0000 Will Michaels 12070 at http://wunc.org Wolfpack Runs To ACC Tourney Quarterfinals Game Of Change: Pivotal Matchup Helped End Segregated Hoops http://wunc.org/post/game-change-pivotal-matchup-helped-end-segregated-hoops During the March Madness of 1963, playing was infused with politics. The NCAA matchup between Loyola University of Chicago and Mississippi State helped put an end to segregated basketball. Loyola's win 50 years ago became known as the "game of change."<p>At the time, college basketball was still predominantly white, with usually no more than two or three black players appearing on the floor at any one time. But in '63, the Loyola Ramblers' starting lineup featured four black players.<p>During the opening round of the NCAA tournament, the Ramblers blew past their opponent. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:12:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 12063 at http://wunc.org Game Of Change: Pivotal Matchup Helped End Segregated Hoops The Harlem Shake, ACC Style http://wunc.org/post/harlem-shake-acc-style <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Everyone knows that NC State, Duke, and </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can play basketball. But how well do they dance?</span></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:19:46 +0000 Laura Candler 12004 at http://wunc.org Memories Abound As ACC Tournament Turns 60 http://wunc.org/post/memories-abound-acc-tournament-turns-60 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">60</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> edition of the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament starts Thursday at the Greensboro Coliseum. The city, which is nicknamed “Tournament Town,” is hosting the event for the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">24</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> time, more than any other venue.</span></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:20:44 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 11905 at http://wunc.org Memories Abound As ACC Tournament Turns 60 Tournament Town Set To Host ACC's Premiere Basketball Events http://wunc.org/post/tournament-town-set-host-accs-premiere-basketball-events <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>36<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual ACC Women’s Basketball <a href="http://accwbb.theacc.com/pages/raycomsportsItem/22">Tournament</a> tips off Thursday morning at the Greensboro Coliseum.&nbsp; Last year, more than 60,000 tickets were purchased for the four day event. Fans attending this year’s tournament are likely to notice some of the $8.5 million in renovations and upgrades that were recently completed.</span></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 11603 at http://wunc.org Tournament Town Set To Host ACC's Premiere Basketball Events