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Andy Rives

Greivis Vasquez (21) spurned NBA riches to return to College Park, which is good news for the Terrapins. DTH File Photo

Vasquez rallies Terps for a return into ACC elite

The Maryland Terrapins were the only team to beat both national championship finalists last season and are returning eight of its top nine scorers. Fear the Turtle.After beating three top-10 teams last season, the Terps are primed for a successful regular season and another NCAA Tournament berth. With the third-winningest coach in ACC history in Gary Williams, this talented squad could be as dangerous as any team in the country.

Malcolm Delaney posted 18.1 points per game last year for the Hokies. DTH File Photo

Hokies knocking at door of Big Dance

Each of the past two seasons, Virginia Tech has seen its ACC Tournament run end at the hands of North Carolina. What followed were two consecutive berths in the National Invitation Tournament — just short of the Hokies’ goal.The NIT is little consolation for a team that just missed out on an NCAA Tournament bid, and the goal of the Hokies’ 2009-10 campaign is to prevent that disappointment from happening for a third time.

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UNC Swimming and Diving Teams Claim Sound Victory over ECU

GREENVILLE — The North Carolina men and women’s swimming and diving teams dominated the East Carolina Pirates at a meet Thursday at Minges Aquatic Center.The UNC women’s team took first place in 15 of 16 events, while the men’s team won 14 of 16.The men’s team won 187-105. The women won 183-105.“It was nice to start out with a bang,” said sophomore Layne Brodie. “We know we have challenges ahead. It was a good setup for the meets ahead.”Head coach Rich DeSelm said he was proud of the Tar Heels’ effort.

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