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Three things to watch for in Duke at Virginia

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Three things to watch for in Duke at Virginia

It's a battle of ACC heavyweights as No. 2 Duke visits No. 3 Virginia Saturday night in Charlottesville, Va. In case you need more incentive, here's three reasons to watch Duke at Virginia.

1. Two words: Zion Williamson. The definition of a one-man wrecking crew, Williamson has only solidified his status as the favorite to go No. 1 in the 2019 NBA Draft since donning Duke blue. Beyond the dozens of highlight-reel dunks, he's stuffing the stat sheet with 22.0 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.0 blocks per game. 

2. However, Williamson and the high-flying Duke offense will be facing the best defense in the land; UVA holds opponents to a Divsion I-leading 52.9 points per game. In addition, the Cavaliers have the nation's third-best opponent field goal percentage (37.0), trailing only Texas Tech and Houston in that category. Expect the Blue Devils to put up some points, but UVA will certainly make it tough sledding for them.

3. When these two get together, you already know you're in for an instant classic. Both teams feature some of the NCAA's best pro prospects: five players in this game alone could be first round picks come June 20. In their first clash this season at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Jan. 19, the lead changed 15 times before the Blue Devils pulled out a narrow 72-70 victory. Will the Cavaliers get revenge in their home gym? 

Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN. 

Duke at Virginia How to Watch

What: Duke Blue Devils at Virginia Cavaliers

Where: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va.

When: 6:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPN

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Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Record: Duke (20-2, 8-1), Virginia (20-1, 8-1)

Last Game: 80-55 win vs. Boston College, 2/5 (Duke), 56-46 win vs. Miami, 2/2 (Virginia)

Leading Scorers: RJ Barrett, 23.0 ppg (Duke) De'Andre Hunter, 14.7 ppg (Virginia)

Duke at Virginia Betting Odds/Lines 

Spread: Virginia -2

Over/Under: 135

(Betting lines via BetOnline.ag)

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Top ACC bars in D.C.

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Top ACC bars in D.C.

What makes a sports bar great? Is it a delicious food selection, drink specials or multiple TV’s?  

We know that the start of college football will be here within the blink of an eye and we know that you’ll want to catch the game somewhere worthwhile. 

This list includes the top D.C. sports bars that cater to your favorite Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) college teams. 

Clemson 

O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub 
3207 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

O’Sullivan’s features a menu with traditional Irish food and drinks, specializing in whiskey. By just watching the game at O’Sullivan’s you are supporting our Club’s Memorial Endowed Scholarship to help local high school students attend Clemson. Both bars are generously donating 5% of all first half food and drink sales back to our Scholarship Fund.

Florida State University

Union Pub
201 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington, DC 20002

Located in Capitol Hill the Union Pub features Westcott Fountain pitchers named after an iconic FSU structure. Union Pub also has garnet and gold wings offered as an ode to the school colors.  If you're a fan of specials this is the spot for you. Union Pub has all-day specials on beers, shots and rail drinks as well as brunch and bottomless cocktails that are served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.

Boston College 

Across The Pond 
1732 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009

Located in Dupont Circle, this neighborhood restaurant pub has freshly cooked, homemade style dining, beer specials, and a friendly atmosphere. Across The Pond has a Boston sports fans meetup group and welcomes Boston fans to come out and watch the games on projections screens and many HD TVs with house sound. 

Duke 

Blackfinn Ameripub DC 
1620 I St NW Washington, District Of Columbia  20003

Blackfinn Ameripub offers a variety of crave-able items including Nashville hot chicken sliders, street tacos, and local and regional crafts. DC welcomes fellow Duke alumni family and friends to football watch parties this upcoming season. 

University of Miami 

Penn Quarter Sports Tavern 
639 Indiana Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20004

Enjoy traditional American favorites like nachos, wings, and burgers at the bar, in a booth or outside on the enclosed heated patio. $12 pitchers of beer and half-priced foods are available during weekday happy hour after 7 p.m. Many University of Miami alumni call Penn Quarter Sports Tavern home and often gather there on game days. 

University of Virginia (UVA)

Rebellion
1836 18TH Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

After several faithful years, Rebellion has partnered with UVA to bring the DC Hoos an unforgettable game-day experience. Located in Dupont circle, Rebellion strives to provide a true neighborhood feel. From great food to a vibrant bar scene, Rebellion is all about promoting a fun fan experience. It has a bar, dining area, and open-air rooftop patio seating. 

North Carolina State 

Ugly Mug
723 8th St SE Washington, D.C. 20003

The Ugly Mug is a casual bar with a rooftop deck. This bar specializes in classic American fare and a great old time with $30 towers of Miller Lite available on game days. 

Georgia Tech 

Penn Social 
801 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Looking to get cozy and enjoy the game? Penn Social has couches and seating for groups of all sizes. Penn Social also has a spacious viewing room with large projector screens and HD TV’s placed along the walls. There are three bars and over 30 drafts. 

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Previewing Maryland football's 2019 schedule

Previewing Maryland football's 2019 schedule

The on-field results of Maryland football's 2018 season were overshadowed by a ton of off-field issues.

On the field, though, it was, in many ways, similar to the 2017 season. The Terps opened with an inspiring win against No. 23 Texas at FedEx Field, faltered against a Group of 5 opponent, handled lesser opponents, struggled against better ones and lost their starting quarterback to injury. After the Texas game, the most exciting moment of Maryland's season was actually an overtime loss at home to then-No. 10 Ohio State.

In the Big Ten East, there will never be a shortage of high-quality opponents to play. Luckily for the Terps, the out-of-conference slate of games looks a bit easier this year than each of the last two. Howard replaces Towson and Syracuse replaces Texas as Maryland's Power 5 opponent. The Terps do travel to Temple this year after the Owls dominated in College Park, but will face a different head coach in Rod Carey.

Maryland's crossover matchups with the Big Ten West include trips to Purdue and Minnesota, while Nebraska comes to College Park in late November. The Terps avoid the hardest part of their shedule until the last month of the season, when meetings with Michigan, Ohio State, Nebraska and Michigan State loom.

Here's Maryland football's 2019 schedule in its entirety:

Week 1, August 31, noon: Howard Bison

Week 2, September 7, noon: Syracuse Orange

Week 3, September 14, noon: at Temple Owls

Week 4, BYE

Week 5, September 27 (FRI), 8:00 p.m.: Penn State

Week 6, October 5, TBD: at Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Week 7, October 12, noon: Purdue Boilermakers

Week 8, October 19, TBD: Indiana Hoosiers

Week 9, October 26, TBD: at Minnesota Golden Gophers

Week 10, November 2, noon: Michigan Wolverines

Week 11, November 9, TBD: at Ohio State Buckeyes

Week 12, BYE

Week 13, November 23, TBD: Nebraska Cornhuskers

Week 14, November 30, TBD: at Michigan State