ACC Articles

Jimbo Fisher, Florida State Football
Florida State lost its all-time leading rusher, an All-American pass rusher and several other key pieces, but the Seminoles seem positioned to dethrone Clemson in the ACC and contend for another national title. A lot of the offensive burden will...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Dabo Swinney, Clemson Football
The defending national champions will look different, but that doesn’t mean Clemson’s not a threat to repeat. Dabo Swinney and his coaching staff have done an incredible job of building a deep roster, as the Tigers return 12 starters...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
NCAA Top 25 Quarterback Rankings
In recent weeks we've seen some of last season's top quarterbacks selected in the NFL Draft, while others set out preparing for the college football season ahead. To help you better understand this year's...
Juan Jose Rodriguez
6 months ago
Lamar Jackson, Louisville Football
The ACC had a banner year in 2016, as Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson claimed the Heisman Trophy, and Clemson hoisted the national championship trophy after beating Alabama in Tampa. The league is poised for another standout season this fall,...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Louisville Football
As impressive as Lamar Jackson’s Heisman Trophy-winning campaign was, three straight losses to finish things definitely ended Louisville’s 2016 season on a sour note. Jackson is back but he’s one of just four returning starters on...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Mark Richt, Miami Football
Is this the year Miami finally wins the Coastal Division? Second-year coach Mark Richt must replace quarterback Brad Kaaya, but the Hurricanes return one of the ACC’s top running backs in Mark Walton, along with a defense slated to rank among...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech Football
Virginia Tech suffered heavy losses on offense, but the Hokies are once again a threat to win the ACC’s Coastal Division. Josh Jackson finished spring with a slight lead over junior college recruit A.J. Bush and true freshman Hendon Hooker to...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
DJ Durkin
Scheduling remains one of the most high-profile controversies surrounding college football, particularly in the new Playoff era. Like most college football controversies, it's not one the sport is likely to resolve any time soon, with...
Kyle Kensing
6 months ago
Deondre Francois
It goes without saying that you need a good quarterback in order to be a successful college football team. While it may not wholly determine a team’s success each season if they have a quality signal-caller behind center, one doesn’t...
Bryan Fischer
6 months ago
Jimbo Fisher
The coaching depth and talent has improved significantly within the ACC over the last five seasons. The top of the league is headlined by Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Louisville’s Bobby Petrino, and a...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Dabo Swinney
Redshirt freshmen make an impact for every college football team during the course of a season, and it’s no surprise a handful of talented players are ready to push for time after sitting out the 2016 campaign. A variety of reasons could be...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Harold Landry
When looking at the ACC representation in the 2017 NFL Draft, offense dominated. It started with the two quarterbacks taken in the top half of the first round, North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky and Clemson star Deshaun Watson. Tigers ...
Jon Kinne
6 months ago
Sam Darnold
With the 2017 NFL Draft in the books, it's time to take an early look at 2018 and some of the top prospects on the radar for pro scouts. Although USC quarterback Sam Darnold has just 10 career starts, the sophomore ranks as the No. 1 player in...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
The Miami Hurricanes begin their quest to win their first elusive ACC championship on Sept. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium. In head coach Mark Richt’s first season in Coral Gables, the Hurricanes finished 9-4, including a Russell Athletic Bowl...
Antwan Staley
6 months ago
Lamar Jackson
There were two portions of the 2016 college football season for the Louisville Cardinals. The first saw a white-hot offense led by quarterback Lamar Jackson take the nation by storm.   Then, even though Jackson kept up a pace that saw him...
Adam Kurkjian
7 months ago
Jimbo Fisher
After playing one of the toughest schedules in the country in 2016, Florida State can expect more of the same in ‘17. The Seminoles will play each of the participants in last season's SEC Championship Game and both away from home while...
Mike Ferguson
7 months ago
This spring has certainly been fun in Chapel Hill and for North Carolina fans. Another national championship has been secured and for those that are paying attention, a trip to Omaha for the Tar Heels baseball team is a real possibility.  ...
Jon Kinne
7 months ago
Jimbo Fisher
Once again, the balance of power in the ACC weighs heavily in the Atlantic Division.   With Florida State, Clemson and Louisville bringing back what they do, those three teams all look like top 15-type squads heading into the 2017 college...
Adam Kurkjian
7 months ago
Mark Richt
The ACC’s Coastal Division is likely to feature another tight battle for the top spot in 2017. Miami is still looking for its first appearance in the conference championship game, and the Hurricanes will likely have to go through Virginia...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
It won’t be long until Clemson opens its 2017 college football season on Sept. 2. And that will certainly be a fun environment, when the Tigers charge down the hill at Memorial Stadium as the defending national champions.   Related:...
Jon Kinne
7 months ago
Travon McMillian
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....
Jon Kinne
7 months ago
Deondre Francois
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...
Matt Fortuna
7 months ago
Lamar Jackson
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...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
It was a rough first season in Charlottesville for Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall in 2016. The Cavaliers finished 2-10 overall and in last in the ACC Coastal Division with a 1-7 record. To add insult to injury, Virginia suffered a season-...
Antwan Staley
7 months ago
Dedrick Mills
On the evening of Nov. 5, following a loss to North Carolina, Georgia Tech stood at 5-4. While it was an improvement on the disaster that was the 2015 season, it was not where the Yellow Jackets had hoped to be.   But the next week, Paul...
Jon Kinne
8 months ago

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