Duke, Miami in same class

That's right, Duke and Miami were the ACC's only two football programs to earn Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for their 2009-10 APR scores. The awards are given to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their APRs.

This is expected at Duke, but Miami doesn't get enough credit for its academic success. We talk about speed, speed, speed, but the Canes are getting it done in the classroom, too. This past December, Miami and Notre Dame shared the American Football Coaches Association's 2009 Academic Achievement Award, which is presented by the Touchdown Club of Memphis.

Miami had a 100 percent graduation rate for members of its freshman football class of 2002. It was the first time Miami had earned the award.