ACC Articles

Nick Saban
The 2016 college football season is less than 100 days away, but the countdown to kickoff is officially underway. Athlon Sports’ 2016 College Football Preview annuals are already on newsstands across the county and available for order in the...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Sean Maguire
The quarterback position is the most scrutinized position in football, but the answer as to who assumes it for Florida State might not be known until the late parts of fall camp.   Related: Florida State Seminoles 2016 Preview and...
Mike Ferguson
4 months ago
Justin Fuente
Frank Beamer may not have been the father of Hokie football, but he is the person that brought Virginia Tech into national prominence. Now Justin Fuente steps into the role as the head coach in Blacksburg and he knows that following a legend is...
Jon Kinne
4 months ago
Brad Kaaya
When Mark Richt accepted the head coaching job at the University of Miami last December, many experts said he can have the Hurricanes competing for an ACC championship as early as 2016. While Clemson and Florida State are the heavy favorites in the...
Antwan Staley
4 months ago
Roderick Johnson
Big things are expected of Florida State in 2016 as the Seminoles look to win at least 10 games for a fifth consecutive year, reclaim the ACC and try to work their way into the College Football Playoff.   Those expectations are reflected in...
Mike Ferguson
4 months ago
Jadar Johnson
With a Heisman Trophy finalist surrounded by a slew of talented offensive skill players returning, nothing short of a return trip to the College Football Playoff will be deemed a success for Clemson. For some, the expectations may be even higher...
Jon Kinne
4 months ago
Marquis Smith
No doubt you’ve circled plenty of Saturdays on your calendar for this fall. College football is coming and not soon enough to its millions of fans.   The excitement often starts with early-season matchups between FBS and FCS programs...
Craig Haley
4 months ago
Pittsburgh Panthers 2016 new uniforms
In a popular move among its fanbase, Pittsburgh is turning back the clock and making the move to its “Pitt” script as its full-time logo for 2016. One of the final pieces to the puzzle in the logo transition are new uniforms for its...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Jimbo Fisher
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Mitch Tribusky
Larry Fedora seems to be really building something special in Chapel Hill. In a world devoted to the ball that bounces from November to April, the Tar Heels football coach generated considerable interest in his team by winning the Coastal Division...
Jon Kinne
4 months ago
College Football
Braden Gall and Steven Lassan break down every single team in the Athlon Sports Preseason Top 25.   - How deep is the Pac-12 and how many teams could legitimately win the title? And will the "surprise" conference champ make...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Brandon Harris
Kickoff for the 2016 college football season is still over 100 days away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and previews for the upcoming year. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
FCS teams upsetting FBS programs have come to be one of the leading storylines early in a college football season. Over the first few weekends, Cinderella fires up fans as if it’s March.   Three years ago, FCS teams took down FBS...
Craig Haley
4 months ago
Deshaun Watson
Clemson’s Deshaun Watson is the easy pick as the ACC’s best quarterback for 2016, but the conference also features a handful of intriguing names to watch this fall. Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, Florida State’s Deondre...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Braden Gall and David Fox break down the latest in Big 12 expansion and preview the 2016 college football magazines. (We also have some fun by naming Kentucky Derby horses too.)   - What do the latest data reports mean for the future of the...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Mitch Trubisky
Breakout players and the emergence of new faces are one of college football’s annual traditions. Players can go from a backup position into a starting role to earn all-conference honors or produce a big season. Incoming or redshirt freshmen...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Trevone Boykin
Talent does not always guarantee becoming an NFL Draft pick. Dozens of college football stars did not hear their name called during the 2016 NFL Draft. Many of these players have now signed with teams as undrafted free agents and will be competing...
John Coon
4 months ago
Deshaun Watson
As the 2016 NFL Draft comes to a close, even though it’s early, it’s time to look forward to 2017. Related: Early 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings   The ACC had 26 players drafted in 2016, good for fourth among all...
Adam Kurkjian
4 months ago
Deshaun Watson
The 2016 NFL Draft is complete as 253 players have taken the first steps in their professional football careers. From a college football standpoint, the focus now shifts to next year. Which players are next in line to hear their name called when...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Baylor Bears
Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox are back in the studio talking college football, previewing all five power five conference and more.   - Should Art Briles' job be in jeopardy because of what has happened at Baylor?...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Dalvin Cook
The 2015 Florida State football schedule was hardly tame. The Seminoles were tested several times on the road, surviving with victories at Boston College and Wake Forest along with going to the Swamp and winning the annual tussle with the...
Jon Kinne
5 months ago
Braden Gall and David Fox are back after a Bachelor Party break to analyze how the Athlon Sports rankings are put together.   - There is a huge difference between power rankings and projecting the committee's rankings.   - Should...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Gus Edwards
Spring practice for the Miami Hurricanes came to an end on Saturday as they held their annual spring game at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. First-year head coach Mark Richt gave the fans in attendance a small preview of what the team...
Antwan Staley
5 months ago
Bob Stoops
The true measure of a college football team's strength of schedule cannot be determined until the regular season approaches its end. That said, some schedules stand out as obviously better than others before a game is ever played....
Kyle Kensing
5 months ago
Deshaun Watson
More than 50,000 showed up at Memorial Stadium on Saturday to watch the Orange take on the White in the annual Clemson Spring Game. With expectations running sky high coming off of last year’s ACC title and coming up short against Alabama in...
Jon Kinne
5 months ago

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