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    Vettel will dominate F1

    With a new car design and a fierce desire to reshuffle the Mercedes Dynasty, Sebastian Vettel has emerged in 2018 as a dominant force in Formula 1 again. In late 2017, the December issue, The ECHO published a prediction that Lewis Hamilton would stutter in the 2018 season and that Ferrari’s shining red cars would take back the art. It is safe to say that Hamilton has stuttered and Ferrari is on its way. Sebastian Vettel began the season with a big win at the opener, the Australian Grand Prix. The track consists of 58 laps on a winding five kilometer circuit in Melbourne’s Albert Park. The route has become…

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    ACC Tournament Predictions (A Warm-Up for the Big Dance)

    By Sam Killenberg In a perplexing ACC season, accurately predicting the winners of the conference tournament is next to impossible–but I’m going to try it anyway. Either Duke or Carolina has won at least a share of the ACC’s regular season each of the last nine years, but on Saturday Miami clinched the outright title with a win against Clemson. The ‘Canes will have to face a field of teams that feature tourney locks Duke and UNC looking to tune up before the Big Dance, as well as a trio of bubble teams looking to make a statement that they belong in the field. But top teams can’t sleep on…

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    ACC Forecast

    Sam Killenberg and Charlie Caron In what will be the last season of a 12-team ACC, the conference’s historic Big Three are set up to all compete on a high level. Before four new teams join the conference starting next season, Duke, North Carolina and NC State seem poised for one last hurrah. For the first time in years, NC State could be a contender for the ACC and possibly the NCAA title. Duke and UNC look to remain on the throne as the big dogs in a conference soon to add basketball powers Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Louisville. Meanwhile, dark horses Florida State, Miami and Maryland dream of…