Preferred Walk-Ons Podcast: Virginia Makes Early Exit, But ACC Rolls

After months of commentary about how it was a “down year” for the ACC, the conference has responded with a vengeance in the NCAA Tournament. The exception, of course, turned out to be Virginia, who sputtered in a blowout loss to Colorado State.

In this episode, the Preferred Walk-Ons Podcast talks about the reasons behind the rest of the ACC’s success, evaluates UVA’s season after an early exit, analyzes the first two rounds of March Madness, and looks ahead to an exciting slate of Sweet Sixteen games. Dive in:

  • The ethics of placing bets on rival teams (0:00-9:10)
  • The success of the ACC in Rounds 1 & 2 of the NCAA Tournament (9:10-14:29)
  • Evaluating Virginia’s season after another early exit from March Madness (14:29-25:16)
  • Whether you should root for your rival’s success for the good of the conference (25:16-29:54)
  • Other observations from the opening weekend of the tournament, including NC State’s dramatic win over Oakland (29:54-39:14)
  • Picks against the spread for every Sweet Sixteen game (39:14-1:02:35) presents The Preferred Walk-Ons Podcast, a college sports podcast through the lens of the ACC. Michael McGraw, a University of Virginia graduate and fan, and Michael Shutt, a life-long NC State fan, both grew up watching the ACC and have insights on the history and present of the conference.

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