| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:29 PM
BLACKSBURG — Before the start of last season, it was stylish to compare the potential and talent level of Virginia Tech's defense to that of the defensive unit that led Tech to the 2000 national championship game.
It ended up being a classic...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Clemson’s 52-13 dusting of South Carolina State on Saturday was routine and did nothing to enhance the ACC’s football profile. But as he exited his postgame presser, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney had a message about the conference.
| 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 —...
| 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 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 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...
| Jun 6, 2013
Orlando was the ACC football champion's bowl home from 1987-91. More recently, the city has hosted an ACC team for the last 12 postseasons.
Given that history, Orlando is the natural choice to replace Atlanta atop the conference's non-playoff bowl...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:14 AM
A year after his celebrated transfer from Alabama, quarterback Phillip Sims’ Virginia career is finished, his time here marked by distraction and disappointment rather than victories and touchdowns.
For this Sims has no one to blame but himself....
| May 22, 2013
| 10:11 AM
* denote ACC Bowl tie-ins (Miami), ^ denote Conference USA (FIU, FAU).
December 21: Gildan New Mexico Bowl (2 p.m.), Las Vegas Bowl (3:30 p.m.), Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (5:30 p.m.), R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (9 p.m.) ^
December 23: Beef 'O'...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:58 AM
The last year has been the most stabilizing and fortyifying in ACC history. Also the most turbulent. From the additions of Notre Dame and Louisville to the loss of Maryland. From the renewal of contracts with ESPN to the Orange Bowl partnership with the...
| May 6, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Though bowl games and Maryland Terrapins have been mutually exclusive terms in the first two years under Randy Edsall, many believe that will change in 2013.
Given the fact that the Terps seemed to be headed toward becoming bowl-eligible last season...