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A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 22 hours ago
College football’s 2017 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. With spring practice underway, the countdown to the 2017 season can officially begin, as teams have started the process of answering offseason concerns. Alabama and Clemson met for the national championship last year, and both teams should begin 2017...

Virginia Tech Hokies 2017 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Jon Kinne, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Virginia Tech may be losing its star quarterback, a couple of top receivers, and some defensive stalwarts. But Justin Fuente, in his first year as the head coach of the Hokies, created a buzz in Blacksburg that is continuing into year two.   Related: Virginia Tech Hokies 2017 Spring Football Preview   Adding to the excitement is the anticipation of a season-opener against a...

Ranking the ACC’s Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2017

By Matt Fortuna, 3 weeks 2 days ago
How has the ACC remodeled its football product in recent years? By playing the best.   And eventually beating the best.   Clemson is the defending national champion, the league’s second title winner in the past two years. Few have embraced the take-on-all-comers mentality in the non-conference season like Dabo Swinney’s crew.   Florida State is on the short list...

College Football's Spring 1-130 Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 hour ago
Spring practice is a busy time for all 130 college football teams, and it's no secret most of the attention in offseason workouts starts with the quarterback position. The 2017 crop of quarterbacks starts with defending Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, with Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and USC's Sam Darnold next in line. Ohio State's J.T. Barrett and Washington's Jake...

Virginia Tech Hokies 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 4 days ago
The 2016 Virginia Tech football season had its ups and downs. It started slowly with a sluggish effort against Liberty followed by the turnover-fest in a loss to Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway. There was the huge win at North Carolina that gave the Hokies control of the Coastal Division and the dismal loss to Syracuse the next week. There also was the setback at home to a Georgia Tech team...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The countdown to the 2017 college football season is already underway, as spring practices and position battles for spots on the depth chart for all 130 teams across the nation are already in progress in offseason workouts. And one of the biggest storylines of any offseason rests with the quarterback position. Last season, Louisville's Lamar Jackson emerged as a breakout...

ACC 2017 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The ACC finished 2016 on a high note and the momentum for this league should carry into 2017. Clemson is the reigning national champions, and even though coach Dabo Swinney has plenty of holes to fill this spring, the Tigers should be a threat to make the CFB Playoff. Florida State is the early favorite in the Atlantic Division, and coach Jimbo Fisher’s team should get an early look...

Ranking the Nation's Top 40 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Ranking the college football and basketball head coaching tandems for the Power 5 conferences is no easy assignment. But that’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do this offseason, as spring practice is just starting around the nation for all 130 teams and tournament time is approaching for teams on the hardwood. Michigan State tops the rankings with Mark Dantonio and Tom Izzo as its...

10 ACC Players to Watch During the NFL Scouting Combine

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 4 weeks ago
A whooping 60 ACC players are scheduled attend the annual NFL Scouting Combine and the pressure will be on every one of them to showcase their skills this week (Feb. 28-March 6) in front of every franchise during the most pressure-packed job interview of the players’ lives. National champion Clemson leads the way for the league in terms of representation with nine high-profile players...

Way Too Early Ranking of the Most Intriguing ACC Non-Conference Games of 2017

By Matt Fortuna, 2 months 4 days ago
Duke started spring practice on Feb. 3, so there’s really no excuse for you slackers to not be looking ahead to the 2017 college football season, is there?   Related: Way Too Early Ranking of the Most Intriguing Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2017   As spring dates inch closer for more and more ACC teams, we’ll take a look at the top non-conference games...