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Recruiting the 757: A Key Talent Area for Virginia, Tennessee and Florida State

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
There are at least six good reasons why top college football programs recruit the Tidewater area of Virginia. Let’s try Bruce Smith, Michael Vick, Percy Harvin, Lawrence Taylor, DeAngelo Hall and Plaxico Burress. Should we keep counting? OK, let’s try Tajh Boyd, Ronald Curry, Jerod Mayo, Kam Chancellor, Dré Bly and E.J. Manuel. Those are just a handful of the galaxy of stars who...

10 Most Important Terrible QB Matchups of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
Sure, we are all looking forward to Brett Hundley and Marcus Mariota battling it out for a potential playoff spot in mid-October. How about Bryce Petty visiting Trevor Knight for a Big 12 championship? I can’t wait for Braxton Miller’s shot at revenge against Connor Cook in East Lansing. Fans can only hope to get a Mariota-Jameis Winston quarterback matchup in the national...

The Complete History of ACC Realignment

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 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...

Power Ranking Virginia Tech's Positional Units for 2014

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 3 days ago
The Virginia Tech Hokies have the potential to be contenders for the ACC title in 2014 if a few position groups can just come together faster than expected, but the divide between ...Begin Slideshow

Virginia Tech Football: Strengths, Weaknesses and Secret Weapons

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 5 days ago
The Virginia Tech Hokies are a difficult team to make concrete predictions about for the 2014 season, requiring a thorough evaluation of the program’s strengths, weaknesses and secret weapons...Begin Slideshow

Is Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer at a Crossroads in 2014?

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 1 week ago
As the Sun Bowl approached last December, the reward for an 8–4 regular season, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer offered a rare moment of candor regarding his future. The resignations of Texas’ Mack Brown and Wake Forest’s Jim Grobe, two of his contemporaries and closest friends in the coaching business, weighed heavily on his mind. “It just kind of reminds you that...

Power Ranking Virginia Tech's 2014 Schedule from Easiest to Toughest

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 1 week ago
Much like last season, the Virginia Tech Hokies have been graced with a relatively easy ACC schedule with one absurdly tough nonconference opponent, but there are plenty of ways the landscape has changed since 2013...Begin Slideshow

Ranking the ACC Stadiums for 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 week 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...

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

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks 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...

ACC Football 2014 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season, Athlon Sports has already released its projected rankings for 2014, as well as conference predictions.With the predictions released, it’s time to...