ACC Articles

Determining the worst coaching tenures for any period is no easy task. Each program has its own set of hurdles to overcome, and all coaches aren’t on equal footing when they take over a job.In forming Athlon’s list of the top 25 worst...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
It's been a busy week in the college football world.In addition to the latest news, Friday's links will try to highlight some of the best posts of week - just in case you didn't catch our posts from earlier in the week.Contact us...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The ACC has only two top-25 teams in Athlon’s projected final 125 rankings, but the conference should make a run at having 10 teams make a postseason appearance.It’s not the biggest indicator when predicting success, but returning...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
About the best and worst of Clemson fandom can be described just by recent events.First, the Tigers are in a good spot on the football field. Dabo Swinney led the Tigers to its first ACC title in 20 years in 2011, and 2012 wrapped up the program...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The college football news cycle never stops. Even with SEC Media Days stealing the show in Alabama, there's plenty of other news happening from around the nation. Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
College Football: The Nation's Top 25 Traditions
There are many reasons a sports fan can come to the realization that the college game is a better product than the professional version. Some of that has to do with charming, sleepy college towns and the scenic tailgating. The college game has...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
SEC Media Days continues on Wednesday, but there's plenty of other news from around the college football world. Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)College Football's Must-Read Stories...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
For the most part, conference media days are a cliché fest. However, from time-to-time, there are a few gems that resonate throughout the offseason.South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney dropped one of the top soundbites from the first day...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Injuries are a big part of any college football season. Just ask the coaching staffs at Maryland, Missouri or USC.The Terrapins lost four quarterbacks to season-ending injuries last year, while the Tigers played 2012 without the services of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Clemson is the heavy favorite to win the ACC Atlantic title, but Florida State isn’t too far behind in the division pecking order. The Seminoles return 10 starters, including one of the best offensive lines in the ACC, and a plethora of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
With the departure of A.J. Francis and first-team All-ACC selection Joe Vellano, Maryland’s defensive line has some holes to fill for 2013. The Terrapins are regaining the services of Andre Monroe, who missed all of 2012 due to a knee injury...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The good news for ACC fans is that the conference survived the most recent round of realignment shenanigans and has found its way into the big five conference alignment for the upcoming college football playoff. The bad news is that there can be...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Thanks to former Florida State tackle Menelik Watson, we are finally getting a look at the Seminoles’ 2012 SEC Championship rings. Wait…what?Watson picked up his championship ring at Florida State on Wednesday, but the ring has a major...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Transfers in college football are always a wildcard when making preseason predictions.Some transfers have no trouble fitting in to their new home. But some players can take half a season or even longer to get acclimated.Looking back to 2012, Kansas...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Tajh Boyd
Clemson is coming off the best two-year stretch in school history, but the program’s sights are set even higher in 2013.With quarterback Tajh Boyd turning down the NFL for one more year in Death Valley, the Tigers are the preseason favorite...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
There are many reasons a sports fan can come to the realization that the college game is a better product than the professional version. Some of that has to do with charming, sleepy college towns and the scenic tailgating. The college game has...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
College fantasy football drafts will be heating up over the next few months and Athlon Sports has teamed with the college fantasy football site to provide in-depth coverage for 2013. Here's a look at the best of the best for ACC...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Did you know that Georgia Tech has won three more SEC championships (five) than South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Kentucky and Vanderbilt combined? Or that the Gamecocks were a founding member of the ACC? Or that Grinnell College spent...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
With an emphasis on strength of schedule in college football’s new postseason format, most teams are beginning to add more games against BCS competition for 2014 and beyond.West Virginia and Virginia Tech announced on Friday they have...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Realignment has dominated the college football headlines for a couple of years, resulting in a vastly different landscape across the nation.The changes resulted in the death of one football conference (WAC), with the ACC, Big Ten and SEC inching...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Brandon Jenkins scanned the media room in the bowels of Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium, looking for old teammates preparing for the NFL Draft and having no problems finding them.He realized that he could see more than a dozen reasons why...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Thursday’s NBA Draft was full of surprises from the start. The Cavaliers shocked everyone by taking UNLV’s Anthony Bennett with the first pick. The Bobcats followed by taking Cody Zeller fourth.From the college perspective, the draft...
David Fox
1 year ago
After seven consecutive national championships, the SEC is reigns supreme as college football’s premier conference for 2013. The bottom of the conference isn’t its strength this year, but Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas A&M...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
College football fans know about Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney, De'Anthony Thomas, AJ McCarron and Marcus Mariota, but there’s a new crop of superstars waiting to emerge. Every college football season always brings new household names...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
When predicting college football’s national champion, experience at quarterback is usually one of the most important factors to consider. However, is it time to reconsider how important experience is under center? Four of the last six teams to...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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