| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:20 AM
The 2012 ACC preseason football player of the year, Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins, didn’t make first- or second-team all-conference. He wasn’t even the Tigers’ best wideout -- DeAndre Hopkins was. Such is the folly of forecasting an...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:06 AM
With no Johnny Manziel or two-time defending national champion, the ACC’s preseason football clambake Sunday and Monday is unlikely to match the SEC’s for headlines. But here are some questions that I hope are asked.
| Jul 22, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The ACC's reigning player of the year hails from the Peninsula District, sings Eric Church's "Springsteen" and believes his team can win the national championship.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd held court at the conference's...
| Jul 24, 2013
Preseason media days are gifts that keep on giving, and not just the lingering heartburn from 24/7 gratis vittles. The ACC's just-completed football boondoggle in Greensboro, N.C. — compliments on the grilled salmon topped with fried leeks —...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Florida State will seize a third consecutive ACC football championship in 2014. Bold statement there, ey? Almost as risky as forecasting shenanigans among judges at the Winter Olympics figure skating competition next month.
Where a handicapper really...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Virginia Tech’s best football team of the last six years, the 2009 bunch that featured Ryan Williams, Tyrod Taylor, Cody Grimm and Rock Carmichael, did not reach the ACC championship game. No matter that the Hokies were the conference’s...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:34 PM
COLLEGE PARK — There are too many bowl scenarios to determine for certain where Maryland will end up, but the school seems to have a willing suitor in the Military Bowl, which calls the Terps "a logical choice."
Another possibility for Maryland:...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Virginia Tech’s 21st consecutive bowl could well return the Hokies to the site of their inaugural postseason appearance more than six decades ago: El Paso, Texas.
The Sun Bowl has the third choice of ACC teams after the Bowl Championship Series,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Virginia athletic director Craig Littlepage is nothing if not thoughtful and effusive, so many of his remarks during our hour-long interview Tuesday about the Cavaliers’ football struggles are not included in my just-posted print column.
| Dec 1, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Midway through November, Maryland had lost three straight games and it began to look as if the team might never pick up its sixth win and become bowl eligible.
The turnover-prone Terps had just lost at home to Syracuse, 20-3, in a game in which Maryland...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Inconvenient travel and lurking Juarez danger aside, the Sun Bowl is a quality destination for Virginia Tech’s football program and part of a historically difficult postseason lineup for the ACC.
The Hokies’ Dec. 31 encounter with UCLA in El...