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ACC Football 2014 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season, Athlon Sports has already released its projected rankings for 2014, as well as conference predictions.With the predictions released, it’s time to...

The 15 Most Shameful College Football Games of 2014

By David Fox, 1 month 3 days ago
Georgia Tech’s record for the biggest rout in college football history — 222-0 over Cumberland College in 1916 — may be one of sports’ unbreakable records. Parity and sportsmanship dictate that teams will let up before hitting the century mark. That's not for lack of trying. Seventy-point routs weren't uncommon in 2013. With a backup quarterback, Ohio State...

ACC Football 2014 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
2014 ACC PredictionsAtlantic DivisionACCOverall1. Florida State (No. 1)8-013-02. Clemson (No. 21)7-19-33. Louisville (No. 28)5-38-44. Syracuse (No. 61)3-56-65. Boston College (No. 64)3-56-66. NC State (No. 65)2-66-67. Wake Forest (No. 85)0-83-9Coastal DivisionACCOverall1. Virginia Tech (No. 27)6-29-42. Miami (No. 30)5-38-43. North Carolina (No. 31)5-38-44. Pittsburgh (No. 36)4-48-45. Duke (No....

2014 College Football Rankings: #38 Duke Blue Devils

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 38 Duke.Previewing Duke's Offense:Quarterback Anthony Boone was at the controls of a highly productive offense in 2013 (32.8 ppg),...

Duke QB Brandon Connette Transfers to Fresno State

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Fresno State has announced Duke quarterback Brandon Connette will transfer to the Bulldogs for the 2014 season. Connette is a graduate transfer and is eligible immediately.Connette’s mother is battling cancer, and the senior quarterback wanted to transfer to Fresno State to be closer to her.Connette threw for 1,212 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for 337 yards and 14 scores last season...

Duke or North Carolina: Which Team Finishes Higher in the Coastal in 2014?

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The ACC Coastal should be one of the toughest divisions to predict in 2014. After all, Duke won the league with a 6-2 conference record last season and three teams finished tied at 5-3 just behind the Blue Devils.Considering how close the top six teams in the division are, another 5-3 record might be enough to finish second and 6-2 will probably win the division.Duke and North Carolina are both...

Ranking the ACC's Quarterbacks for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
The ACC isn’t the deepest conference in terms of quarterback talent for 2014, but it clearly has the No. 1 passer in the nation in Florida State’s Jameis Winston. After a standout freshman season, Winston heads into 2014 with potential to lead the Seminoles to back-to-back national titles, as well as repeat as the Heisman Trophy winner.While Winston is clearly the No. 1 quarterback,...

The All-ACC Team of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 3 months 5 days ago
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-time) all-league selection makes you one of the best college football players of all-time.As the College Football Playoff Era begins in 2014, Athlon...

15 Best Teams That Did Not Win the NCAA Tournament

By Nathan Rush, 3 months 1 week ago
The best team doesn’t always win the NCAA Tournament. Many of greatest rosters ever assembled failed to cut down the nets in the one-and-done, single-elimination Madness of March. These are the 15 best teams that never won the NCAA Tournament.1. 1991 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels(34–1, 18–0 Big West)Coach Jerry TarkanianLost to Duke, 79–77, in Final FourVegas was the...

Ranking the ACC's College Football Coaches for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably the most important to winning a national or conference title. No matter how much talent a program has, winning a national title is difficult if the...