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The ACC's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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, 1 month 3 weeks 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, 1 month 3 weeks 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...

The Complete History of ACC Realignment

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Conference realignment reached a fever pitch a few years ago and it caused great headaches for fans and coaches across the nation. The dollars and “sense” of conference realignment blazed a path through college football for a few years following the turn of the century, however, teams shifting leagues for greener pastures isn’t a new phenomenon. Did you know that...

Ranking the ACC Stadiums for 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 day ago
Ranking anything in sports is subjective. We may all agree on certain things — like Michael Jordan is better than Kobe Bryant or that Lambeau Field is better than the Edward Jones Dome — but for the most part, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ranking college football stadiums is not only subjective but also extremely intricate. General atmosphere, fan...

Pitt Football 2014 Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 days ago
Paul Chryst has been to the postseason in each of his first two seasons at the helm in Pittsburgh. He won six games in his first tour and upped the total to seven a year ago — even if the statistical data was actually worse, especially on defense. But with four starters back along the offensive line and some elite skill weapons on the outside (See: Tyler Boyd), Pitt’s...

ACC's Top 12 Must-See Non-Conference Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 week ago
The ACC may be the defending champion of college football but it has a long way to go before it earns the type of respect its regional rival, the SEC, gets nationally. Some of that can be attributed to the struggles the league has had outside of its conference — especially, against the SEC. Florida State rolled up a big number on Florida and outlasted Auburn in the BCS title game...