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ACC Football 2015 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day 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, 3 weeks 6 days 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....

College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #26-40

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. 26-128. In the 26-40 range, there’s no shortage of intriguing teams or programs that could push for a...

Virginia Tech Hokies 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 days ago
Virginia Tech is at a crossroads of sorts. The Hokies went to the ACC championship game six times in their first eight seasons in the league. Since then, Virginia Tech is 12-12 in the league. A 6-6 season saved the Hokies from missing the postseason for the first time since 1992. A bowl win preserved a streak of 22 consecutive winning seasons. The streaks look good in the media guide, but...

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 2 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...

Virginia Tech Unveils New Alternate Helmets for 2015 Game Against Furman

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 6 days ago
Virginia Tech doesn’t deviate from its usual uniform combinations much, but the Hokies plan on wearing an alternate helmet for their 2015 matchup against Furman on Sept. 12. The helmet was unveiled during Saturday’s spring game in Blacksburg. Check out Virginia Tech’s new helmet for Military Appreciation Day on Sept. 12:  9.12.15 vs Furman #Hokies #...

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...

Ranking the ACC's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Is it easier to win at Florida State or Clemson? How about North Carolina or Miami? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win? These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not....

Virginia Tech Hokies 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Virginia Tech won at least 10 games in eight consecutive seasons from 2004-11. But the Hokies took a step back over the last three years, recording a 22-17 mark in that span. Coach Frank Beamer is also coming off his first losing record in conference play since 2002. While Virginia Tech’s win total has dipped recently, this program isn’t far from contending in the Coastal. The...