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Ranking the ACC's Best and Worst College Football Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 1 week ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping produce some of the best-looking magazines on the newsstands, graphic designer Daly Cantrell. Here is what she had to say about the ACC's...

The ACC's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2015

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 1 week ago
At schools like Florida State and Clemson, four- and five-star recruits waltz onto campus every year. This year’s superstar-in-waiting is competing with last year’s hotshot, who has spent a full year in the system and in the strength and conditioning program. It gives those with multiple years on campus the upper hand in the quest for playing time. But the two ACC powers had a...

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the ACC for 2015 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 week ago
Some of the ACC’s biggest names and best players from the 2014 season are playing on Sundays this fall, but the league still has a strong core of talent for 2015. The ACC boasts a solid overall group of quarterbacks and talent on defense with the return of Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey and Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller. With the season right around the corner,...

The ACC's 5 Most Intriguing Non-Conference Matchups for 2015

By Andrew Bursey, 1 year 2 weeks ago
In his two years as Florida State’s starting quarterback, Jameis Winston’s exploits (both on and off the field) created a renewed interest in the ACC, one arguably not seen since the Seminoles took down Michael Vick and Virginia Tech to win the national title in 1999. Sure, the ACC has always been a solid conference, consistently producing 10-plus-win teams and star players a la...

College Football's 2015 All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
With 128 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2015 college football magazine.   We took a look through the rosters for the 128 teams and pulled out some of the funniest and more interesting names in college football for the 2015 season.   Offense...

College Football's Top 10 Fall Practice Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
College football’s long offseason is almost over. Kickoff for the 2015 season is less than 25 days away, and fall camps are underway across the nation. While every team is 0-0 and hopes of an undefeated season are still alive, all 128 FBS programs have key question marks to answer in fall camp. Optimism can only run high for so long. Eventually, the position concerns have to be answered...

ACC 2015 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
The ACC has a strong case as college football’s best conference for overall quarterback play in 2015. This league features plenty of proven options, rising stars and passers poised for a breakthrough year. In a 14-team conference, it’s rare to see few teams with concerns under center, but the ACC is relatively stable at quarterback in 2015. Clemson’s Deshaun Watson leads...

ACC Will Be the League Left Out of College Football Playoff

By Braden Gall, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Everyone doesn’t deserve a trophy. College football isn’t little league baseball and not everyone should be invited to the College Football Playoff party. The Big 12 found out the hard way last year what that feels like and has been crowing about it and attempting to fix it all offseason. With all due respect to former colleague Mike Leach, exclusivity is a good thing. It...

North Carolina 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Jon Kinne, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Larry Fedora came to North Carolina in December 2011 with a great offensive reputation based on his success as a coordinator at Oklahoma State and as the head coach at Southern Mississippi. In no time, the Tar Heels offense improved, averaging 13 more points per game in 2012 than they did in ‘11. Now Fedora must fix the other side of the ball and he has brought in a well-known...

ACC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 3 weeks 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 2015, Athlon asked coaches in the ACC to talk anonymously about their...