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  1. Checking in with Miami RB Duke Johnson

    Heather Dinich

    Don't call him Randy -- not even Duke Johnson's teammates call him by his given name. "Duke" was a nickname given to him by his mother, and it became a household name throughout the ACC last year, as the ACC's rookie of the year enjoyed one of the be...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  2. Russell Maryland to enter CFB HOF

    Heather Dinich

    Former Miami defensive tackle Russell Maryland earned the nickname "The Conscience," because he was a graduate student in psychology and once said he hated to give people wrong advice and make bad decisions. One of the best decisions Maryland ever...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  3. FSU signs 2 JUCO stars

    Heather Dinich

    It wasn't a slight, Florida State fans, I swear. Anyone with the nickname "Tank" deserves some ink. I missed this e-mail yesterday from FSU, my apologies: Florida State recently signed defensive end Cornellius "Tank" Carradine and offensive guard...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  4. Jacory Harris has bulked up ... kind of

    Heather Dinich

    Miami quarterback Jacory Harris came to the U at 6-foot-4, 162 pounds. If the ocean breeze didn't knock him over, ACC defenders surely would. Harris has always been long and lean (the nickname stringbean is popular on message boards), but he's now...

    Blog | August 17, 2010
  5. Feldman's interview with Jacory Harris

    Heather Dinich

    My colleague Bruce Feldman caught up with Miami quarterback Jacory Harris recently at the EA Sports Elite 11 QB camp. Harris explains in this interview where he got the nickname "Heart Attack" (pretty funny), and talks about what went wrong for the C...

    Blog | July 29, 2010
  6. ACC mailblog

    Heather Dinich

    Nicknames are important. So are rivalries. We've got another suggestion for the duo of Ryan Williams and Darren Evans: Adam in New Hartford, N.Y., writes: HD, Crash and Burn is a terrible name for VT's backs! I prefer Mount Rushmore, because th...

    Blog | May 28, 2010
  7. Q&A with BC safety Marcellus Bowman

    Heather Dinich

    They call him "Boomakat," a nickname Boston College senior safety Marcellus Bowman earned for his hard-hitting reputation, which began in high school and stuck through college. Bowman enters this week's game against North Carolina second on the team ...

    Blog | November 20, 2009
  8. Clemson's Steele makes transition easy for strong secondary

    Heather Dinich

    Posted by's Heather Dinich Over the past three seasons, Clemson cornerback Chris Chancellor had earned the nickname "little Vic" because of his close relationship with former defensive coordinator Vic Koenning. Koenning had bec...

    Blog | May 06, 2009