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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
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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
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In mid-March, Mitch McGary and Montrezl Harrell were a pair of freshmen still working through their rookie seasons.By April 8, they were key big men in the national championship game.The fortunes for McGary and Harrell took abrupt turns once...
David Fox
1 year ago
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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
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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
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The ACC has won two Heisman Trophies. Ever.Florida State has provided both awards to the league when quarterbacks Chris Weinke won the award in 2000 and Charlie Ward took home the stiff-armed trophy in 1993. Both quarterbacks also have National...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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The ACC has won two Heisman Trophies. Ever.Florida State has provided both awards to the league when quarterbacks Chris Weinke won the award in 2000 and Charlie Ward took home the stiff-armed trophy in 1993. Both quarterbacks also have National...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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The 2013 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-ACC teams for this season. Related Content: ACC Predictions for 2013 Note: Virginia Tech...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Fall Saturdays are special. Small towns, huge crowds, tailgating, bands, cheerleaders and student sections are just a few of the reasons college football is the best sport on the planet. When campuses jump to life across the nation each weekend...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Even before adding the 2013 national champion, the ACC could reclaim its spot as the nation’s premier basketball conference. In 2013-14, the ACC adds another bona fide basketball powerhouse in Syracuse, plus consistent Big East programs...
David Fox
1 year ago
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2013 ACC Predictions ACC Overall Atlantic Division   1. Clemson 8-0 12-1 2. Florida State 7-1 10-2...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The start of the 2013 college football season is still a few months away. However, Athlon Sports is already counting down the teams for the upcoming year. Alabama is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Urban Meyer’s Ohio State...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Even though Kentucky lost out on Andrew Wiggins on Tuesday, the Wildcats may still have a signing class for the ages.The Wildcats bring in six McDonald’s All-Americans for 2013-14, and Wiggins, the consensus top prospect, would have added to...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The NBA’s early entry draft deadline has come and gone, creating enough movement to make us re-evaluate our early rankings for 2013-14. Chief among them, we re-visited Oklahoma State after the Cowboys returned point guard Marcus Smart....
David Fox
1 year ago
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Running back is a position in transition in the ACC. Miami’s Duke Johnson should contend for All-American honors, but there’s not much in the way of proven, all-conference options outside of the sophomore. Florida State’s James Wilder and...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The ACC welcomes two new teams into the fold for 2013, as Syracuse and Pittsburgh join from the Big East. Syracuse went 8-5 last season but has a new coach (Scott Shafer) and suffered some key personnel departures. Quarterback Ryan Nassib must...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Bluegrass State could be on its way to becoming the basketball version of Alabama. The football championship hasn’t left the state of Alabama four years, with the Crimson Tide winning the BCS in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and Auburn winning in...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The ACC has an interesting mix of quarterbacks for 2013. Proven options like Clemson’s Tajh Boyd, North Carolina’s Bryn Renner, Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas should be the conference’s top-three passers for all-conference honors. Miami’s Stephen...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Michigan and Syracuse arrive at the Final Four both as No. 4 seeds, both as teams that rebounded from late-season struggles. The path has been similar since about February, but not necessarily in the long term. Despite no Final Fours since the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The cast of characters in this year’s Final Four covers a wide range of careers and personalities, and pretty much all are at the top of their games. Michigan’s Trey Burke is the only Associated Press All-American still left competing for a...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Being a Missouri Valley team and a No. 9 seed isn't the only way Wichita State is an outlier in the Final Four. Gregg Marshall’s roster is an anomaly in this year's national semifinals. Unlike the the other three Final Four teams, Wichita...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Coaching is one of the driving forces in building a national championship team or program. No matter how much talent a program has, it can’t win a national title if the coaching is questionable. Considering how important coaches are to teams...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The field is set for the 2013 Final Four, and three quarters of it managed to surprise us. Michigan and Syracuse struggled near the end of the regular season, but the Wolverines’ freshmen and the Orange’s defense carried the way to the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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We’re one step closer to the Final Four, and the final days before the national championship could wind up as unexpected as the entire season. For the four teams playing for the national semifinals Saturday, defense has led the way. Syracuse...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament has caused us to rethink some things, specifically all those brackets with Gonzaga, New Mexico and Georgetown making deep runs. We’ve learned a little bit -- we know where Florida Gulf Coast actually is...
David Fox
1 year ago

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