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ACC Advanced Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 1 day ago
Visit Football Study Hall to get in-depth team previews, advanced stats and features for the 2014 season .Baseball has sabermetrics. Basketball has KenPom’s efficiency rankings. What does football have? When it comes to advanced analytics, the game of football has lagged behind the other major American sports. Additionally, the college game trails well behind the more powerful (...

NCAA Football Preview - Duke Blue Devils

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 week 2 days ago
The season opened with a bang, as Duke blanked an overmatched NC Central squad (45-0) and then followed by doubling up on Memphis (28-14). However, the Blue Devils put themselves in an early hole in ACC play, losing back-to-back games at home to Georgia Tech (38-14) and Pittsburgh (58-55).Cutcliffe rallied the team after that though, and Duke did not lose another game during the regular season,...

Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 5 days ago
The ACC preseason talking points were pretty clear. “We are the champions and we broke a record by sending 11 teams to a bowl game.” Unfortunately, conferences don’t win championships, teams do. So while Florida State is the defending champ, it means very little for the rest of the ACC. The rest of the league needs to win marquee non-conference games against both the...

The ACC's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 17 hours ago
The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility. Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL Draft, dismissals and a massive influx of tomorrow's stars in the form of bright-eyed freshmen create more personnel turnover in college football than...

Duke LB Brown to miss season

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 1 day ago
Durham, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Duke linebacker Kelby Brown will miss the upcoming season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Monday's scrimmage.Brown, a redshirt senior, was a first team All-ACC selection for the Blue Devils in 2013."Obviously our hearts go out to Kelby and his family," Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said. "As I said last night, here is a young...

Ranking the ACC's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades. Some are edgy, exciting and extremely busy while others are clean, classic and simple.  Every college football program in the nation has an...

ACC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 19 hours ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2014, Athlon asked coaches in the ACC to talk anonymously about their...

2014-15 College Basketball: The ACC's Top Transfers, Freshmen and More

By David Fox, 1 month 4 days ago
The ACC may again be the home of the nation’s top freshman, only this time, there may be little room for debate.Duke’s Jabari Parker and Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis took turns as the nation’s most decorated freshman. At the same time Kansas’ duo of Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid weren’t that far behind.The freshman of the year award eventually went to Parker,...

The ACC's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 4 days ago
Using the past to project the future has major flaws but in the case of the Heisman Trophy, the past can be extremely useful. There are a few numbers college football fans need to know when it comes to the Heisman Trophy and how to handicap the race for the 2014 stiff-armed trophy. First, quarterbacks have won the award four straight years and 12 of the last 14. Mark Ingram (2009) and...

Five Unheralded Players That Will Be Crucial to the Blue Devils' Success

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 1 week ago
The Duke Blue Devils return many players from last season’s spectacular run. Quarterback Anthony Boone, running back Josh Snead and wide receiver Jamison Crowder are all back as seniors to try and make a third straight bowl appearance...Begin Slideshow