Florida State Seminoles: ACC lunchtime links

ACC lunchtime links

July, 8, 2014
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The NCAA suggested Monday football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season, and while it is an early step, it is certainly a positive one for the sport’s governing body.

While the concussion issue has the NFL under siege, the college game has not garnered the same type of pressures regarding player safety and head injuries. But following a concussion summit earlier this season, the NCAA is taking necessary action to protect its student-athletes.

What really stood out to me about the NCAA's suggestions was creating a return-to-learn plan for student-athletes who suffer a concussion to help ease them back into their classroom work. With the interest and money college football generates, the players’ duties in the classroom are often overlooked, and when a player suffers a concussion, the question is whether he will be healthy for the following weekend’s game.

"It's not only talking about the health and safety of the student-athletes," Dr. Brian Hainline, chief medical officer for the NCAA, told The Associated Press. "It's a concussion guideline where we're saying, 'Look, these kids are students first and we have to make certain that if they have a concussion, there's a good return-to-learn pathway for them.'"

During the season and spring practice, there are already enough hurdles keeping student-athletes from performing at 100 percent in the classroom, and a head injury could set student-athletes back days -- if not months. While the two contact practices a week will garner the most headlines to come from the NCAA's suggestions, the return-to-learn process will be one of the most beneficial potential changes for the well-being of student-athletes.

It is important to note these are NCAA suggestions rather than mandates.

Here a few other ACC-related links to get you through the afternoon.

ACC's lunchtime links

May, 30, 2014
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Rangers going to play for The Cup for the first time in 20 years!

ACC's lunchtime links

May, 29, 2014
May 29
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What is wrong with Lance Stephenson?

ACC's lunchtime links

May, 27, 2014
May 27
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Congratulations to Duke men's lacrosse on consecutive NCAA titles and to the Blue Devils' women's golf team on its sixth championship.

ACC lunchtime links

May, 8, 2014
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What WWE-style entrance theme would you come out to if you were taken in the NFL draft's first round? I want AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" (the live version), but I'm waiting for the full 90-second intro to play before stepping out.

ACC lunchtime links

May, 7, 2014
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Jadeveon Clowney apparently wore pink pants to a pre-draft event. Ah, the fruits of being the future No. 1 pick.

ACC's lunch links

May, 5, 2014
May 5
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¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! (Seven years of Español classes in that sentence right there.)
  • Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is back with the baseball team after serving a suspension that cost him this weekend's series against Minnesota.
  • Kelvin Benjamin could be the latest first-round pick to come out of the area in Florida known as "Muck City," the Orlando Sentinel's Brendan Sonnone writes.
  • Former Pitt lineman Aaron Donald could be the top defensive tackle taken in the NFL draft. Credit his work ethic for that, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune writes.
  • The state of North Carolina is a fertile, underrated recruiting ground for ACC and SEC schools, ESPN RecruitingNation reporter Gerry Hamilton writes (Insider).
  • David Hood of TigerNet.com recaps Clemson's week, which includes the university telling the Freedom of Religion Foundation facts were "misconstrued."
  • Stanford QB transfer David Olson will add another name to the Clemson starting quarterback competition, writes Kerry Capps in the (Anderson, S.C.) Independent Mail.
  • Georgia Tech and special teams coordinator Dave Walkosky parted ways on Friday, writes Ken Sugiura in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • NFL Network's Mike Mayock told the Miami Herald that former Canes offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson won't go early despite being a first-round talent, and that was before reports he tested positive for marijuana during the NFL combine.
  • Syracuse and Cleveland Browns great Jim Brown had strong words for the NCAA, writes Nate Mink of the Syracuse Post-Standard.

ACC's lunchtime links

August, 26, 2013
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