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Franks hints that QB Smith may not start Saturday

(09/02/03 4:00am)

Head football coach Carl Franks described Saturday's 27-0 loss to Virginia as "unacceptable" at a press conference yesterday. Franks went on to say that there is a strong chance there will be line up changes before Saturday's game against Western Carolina, including at the quarterback position. Franks was unsure why his team lacked enthusiasm, and felt complacency from having 22 returning starters could have been part of the problem.

Can you handle the truth?

(05/29/03 4:00am)

Things just don't seem the same in the NBA's Western Conference Finals without the Los Angeles Lakers. This is to take no credit away from the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks; those two teams surely earned their spot and the Lakers did not. But when one looks at the 1999-2000 Laker team, it is hard to believe that the 2002-03 Laker squad achieved less than that youthful group.

Johnson weighing options

(04/17/03 4:00am)

Junior first-team all-ACC defensive end Shawn Johnson said he never committed to transfer to Fordham University, as a March press release indicated. Controversy surrounded the alleged decision when Patriot League officials informed Johnson that the league did not accept fifth-year players unless one of their four seasons was a medical red shirt - which Johnson's was not.