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Duke admits Virginia disrupted the ACC’s duopoly, Lester Coleman gets a nod for his noggin and more

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It’s about time.

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Duke Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Thursday, fellow humans. The weekend is rapidly approaching and STL has you covered ahead of Saturday’s game against NC State. Yesterday we brought you the complete game preview before Mendenhall and his men head down south and a look at what’s in store for sophomore linebacker Charles Snowden.

Here’s a look at what else is happening around the corner:

No Longer A Duopoly, The ACC Now Has Three Major Powers (Duke Basketball Report)

Our friends over at the Duke Basketball Report have finally done it: they’ve admitted that Virginia shares an equal share of the throne atop the ACC. Gasp.

“Since the 2012 season the ACC has come to be dominated by three teams, not the eternal duo, Duke and North Carolina,” DBR’s Barry Jacobs writes. “Virginia has emphatically emerged as a third pillar of conference strength, even if Tony Bennett’s Cavaliers remain pushovers in postseason play.”

We’ll ignore the last comment. If you want to learn more about Virginia disrupted the ACC’s old dynamic duo, this piece is for you.

Coleman Named a Semifinalist for 2018 Campbell Trophy (Virginia Sports)

Senior punter Lester Coleman was named as one of 179 semifinalists for the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy on Wednesday by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. The award recognizes the best football scholar-athlete in the nation and was awarded to UVA’s alum Micah Kiser in 2017. Sports and smarts — how Virginia of you, Lester.

Speaking of alumi... Malcolm Brogdon has teamed up with everyone’s favorite Philadelphia Eagle, Chris Long, and his Waterboys project to help bring clean water to Tanzania. We don’t know about you, but this portrait gave us some serious feels.

TOTD:

ICYMI, Bryce Perkins hurdled two grown men last weekend against Louisville. Which is very hard to do. Take it from two record-setting hurdlers themselves.