Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech, Boston College Square Off Tonight For ACC Lead

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It took many upsets to teams above them for Boston College to get respect for the season they are having, but now they are the hunted as they enter tonight’s game against Virginia Tech as the number two team in the country.

The last three weeks have not been kind to the #2 teams in the country as each team that has reached that plateau, has immediately lost the following week.

The game tonight will feature two of the hottest teams in the nation, as the Eagles have yet to lose a game and the Hokies have not lost since the seasons infancy stage.

Not only does this game have conference implications, but with their rankings being #’s two and eight, both teams are still strongly alive in the national picture.

With all of the hype that has been put on other conferences this year, this game will give the ACC a chance to show the rest of the country that they are still a conference that should be taken seriously.

ESPN will show the game at 7:45, and the game will go head to head in prime time against game 2 of the World Series.

Rockies Heading Back To Colorado Down 2-0 To Red Sox

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The Boston Red Sox have been considered the best team in baseball for most of the season, and now, on the games grandest stage, they are proving what everybody had perceived as truth, that they are, indeed, the best.

Colorado had a nine day layoff between their last game and the start of the World Series, and apparently that layoff has caused the Rockies some rust, as they have yet to get their bats going.

Now they head back home down 2-0 in this best of seven series, and they will be counting on the energy of the home crowd at Coors Field to revive them and get them back into the series before it is to late.

Boston was expected to have the better pitching coming into the series and that has been the case as they have gotten two superb performances out of aces Josh Beckett and Curt Shilling.

The Rockies will be sending Josh Fogg to the mound on Saturday night to try and get a desperately needed win for Colorado. …

Internet Gambling

VIP Leaves the US Internet Gambling Market Due to Chargebacks

In an email to affiliates has announced that effective immediately they will no longer be accepting new US players. The same holds true for Canadian players. The actions are being taken as a result of a large number of chargebacks the company has received from US and Canadian players.

The chargebacks are being caused by the players using depositing methods not as reputable as Neteller. Since Neteller left the scene there have been few depositing options available. Many US and Canadian players were finding that they were suddenly able to deposit simply by using their credit cards, which the Internet gambling world was enthused about at first. However, in the past three weeks the amount of chargebacks from the players who used these depositing methods has been more than VIP could handle.

Other companies, like the sister site of VIP, Casino Coins, who operate SuperSlots, English Harbour, and Caribbean Gold, have also reported a very large number of chargebacks. It is not known whether they will follow VIP’s lead and leave the US and Canadian industry.

Partial eMail Transcript –

As you are probably aware, recent changes in the e-commerce landscape have caused many online companies, like our merchants, to adapt their offerings in this fast paced industry.

As one of our preferred partners, I wanted to update you about recent changes with our merchants.

US Customers Effective immediately, all VIP Profits merchants will no longer accept new customers from the United States. Long standing premium customers have contributed to our success over the years, and we intend to increase our service commitment to them – exclusive focus on preferred customers.

Canadian Customers VIP Profits merchants will no longer accept deposits from Canadian players effective immediately. Canadian customers will maintain access to their account until April 1, 2007. Any current balance in the account may continue to be used until that date, at which point any remaining funds will be refunded to the player and their account will be closed.

Increased Charge Back Rates The international banking environment is fast changing, and merchants are experiencing increasing charge back and return rates. Affiliates should be aware of this as you monitor client activity moving forward.

Our merchants continue to be global leaders in online gaming, and look forward to working with you to recruit new clients outside of North America …