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2014 College Football Rankings: #65 NC State Wolfpack

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 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. 65 NC State.Previewing NC State’s Offense for 2014:Coach Dave Doeren declared quarterback Jacoby Brissett his starter...

NC State Unveils Black Helmets for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 days ago
NC State heads into 2014 looking for some positive momentum after a 3-9 record in Dave Doeren’s first season.The Wolfpack have a promising quarterback in Florida transfer Jacoby Brissett, so improvement from Doeren’s team is expected.But as with any offseason, teams often unveil new uniforms to build buzz for the upcoming year.NC State did just that on Sunday, as the Wolfpack...

Which ACC Team Should be Considered a Sleeper to Watch in 2014?

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
There are few certainties in the ACC this season. Florida State is expected to be selected by every preseason poll as the top team in the conference, with Clemson expected to be a clear No. 2 in the Atlantic. Louisville isn’t far behind the Tigers and could be a top-25 team this year.In the Coastal, it’s a wide-open battle for the No. 1 spot. The top six teams in the division are...

Ranking the ACC's Quarterbacks for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 6 days 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, 4 months 1 week 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, 4 months 2 weeks 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, 4 months 2 weeks 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...

College Basketball's Worst Coaching Tenures since 1984-85

By Athlon Sports, 5 months 3 days ago
Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team or steps into a program where the university simply does not invest in basketball. In some cases, through recruiting, Xs and Os and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great one.The guys on this list are not those coaches. Here are the 20 worst coaching tenures in the six major conference since the NCAA Tournament expanded in 1985...

The ACC's Top 25 Players of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 5 months 4 days ago
The ACC has experienced some peaks and valleys during the BCS Era. It began with three consecutive BCS title game appearances followed by massive expansion with the additions of marquee programs Miami, Virginia Tech (2004) and Boston College (’05).However, the league continued to fall behind its big league brethren on the field with a horrendous record in BCS bowls (5-13) and off the field...

Top 10 ACC Defensive Backs of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 5 months 1 week ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...