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ACC Football 2015 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The ACC loses some of its star power from 2014, but the league still returns plenty of household names and players ready to challenge for All-America honors. And even though the 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project what could happen this year. Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the ACC last week. Now, it’s time...

Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 4 weeks 20 hours ago
When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of finish. And don’t forget that the College Football Playoff Committee made it very clear in its first season that it values scheduling....

Top 15 College Football Quarterback Matchups to Watch in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 4 days ago
Michael Vick was first. Then Vince Young. Then it was Tebow, RG3, Johnny Football and Super Mariota. The super quarterback is a relatively new phenomenon in college football that changed the way game is played forever. With new rules and new offensive innovation, the quarterback has become even more important — and it was already the most important position on the...

College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #41-60

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 days ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September with a look at the teams ranked No. 41-60. The 41-60 range features two teams breaking in new coaches (Houston and Pittsburgh), along with a...

North Carolina Tar Heels 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 days ago
Larry Fedora enters a critical fourth season at North Carolina with lots of talent and high expectations. He's won more ACC games than he's lost (13-11) but hasn't been able to get the Tar Heels over the hump and compete for a division crown. In fact, Fedora's win total has dropped year over year in each of his three seasons at the helm in Chapel Hill. Marquise...

Ranking the ACC's Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The ACC is losing some offensive star power with the departure of Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Miami’s Duke Johnson to the NFL. But there’s a talented group of young players ready to step up this season, starting with Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. The sophomore takes control of the Tigers’ high-powered attack and should keep coach Dabo Swinney’s team in...

Ranking the ACC's Running Backs for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Five players in the ACC topped the 1,000-yard mark in 2014, with three of those players slated to return in 2015. Pittsburgh’s James Conner and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook are the top options returning at running back, and both players should be Heisman contenders this year. Quarterback Justin Thomas is the other ACC player that eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards last season. Will another...

Ranking the ACC's College Football Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure. This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by accomplishment...

Ranking the ACC College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 week ago
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint, small town? Cost of living, night life, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city. Every college campus is unique and...

North Carolina Updates Football Uniforms With Argyle Design for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
North Carolina’s uniform is one of the best in the ACC, and the Tar Heels will open 2015 with a revamped design to the helmet, jersey and pants. By no means is this a drastic redesign for North Carolina. However, the uniform features argyle on the uniform and helmet. Here are more photos of North Carolina’s football uniforms for 2015:  New Carolina Blue @Nike uniforms...