ACC's lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

There's not a lot out there today, folks, but you can always count on ESPN for a little ACC news. Bruce Feldman caught up with Miami coach Randy Shannon recently and posted this Q&A.

The Sporting News named four programs on the rise, and four on the decline, and included two ACC schools. Can you guess who's in and under which category they fell?

Florida State's wait to hear back from the NCAA's committee on infractions just got longer. The committee now has until June 2 to respond to FSU's appeal.

Former Virginia tailback Cedric Peerman has a knack for shining as a person as much as he does a player, and he's taken that humble approach to the next level. The Baltimore Sun's Kevin Cowherd writes that Ravens fans should be cheering so hard for Peerman their "lungs turn to sandpaper."

Here's an older one I missed before ... Former Wake Forest kicker Sam Swank hasn't gone to Plan B just yet -- he's still trying to kick in the NFL, and the Eagles are giving him a chance.