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The ACC's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
Conferences don’t win championships, teams do. Nowhere is this more evident than in the ACC. Florida State is so far ahead of the league that a good majority of the best games in this league won’t be conference games. Notre Dame faces five quality ACC teams and, of course, there are plenty of SEC rivalry games as well. But within the league, there are very few marquee...

ACC Advanced Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week 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 - Pittsburgh Panthers

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 1 week ago
The Panthers got their first taste of the ACC in the season opener and were no match for the Florida State Seminoles (41-13), who ran the table in capturing the ACC and national titles. To Pitt's credit however, the team responded with three straight wins after that and headed into the month of October with a 2-1 league ledger.The team failed to capitalize on a 3-1 start to the year though, as...

Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks 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, 1 month 2 weeks 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...

Ranking the ACC's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks 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, 1 month 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 2014, Athlon asked coaches in the ACC to talk anonymously about their...

5 Important Items on Pittsburgh Football's 2014 To-Do List

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 125th season of football at the University of Pittsburgh is on the horizon, as the Panthers opened training camp Monday at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex on Pittsburgh's South Side...Begin Slideshow

Pittsburgh Football: 2014 Panthers Can't Bolster Offense Without Better Blocking

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 6 days ago
Recently, the sports biopic 42 was seen on premium cable, but Pitt's offensive linemen were too busy watching a horror film—let's just call it "43...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

The ACC's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 week 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...