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  1. ACC bowl projections: Week 2

    David M. Hale

    Virginia Tech's big win combined with a manageable schedule the rest of the way vaults the Hokies into the No. 2 spot in the ACC and a berth in the Orange Bowl in our projections. Notre Dame makes a nice jump, too, based on its dominant win over Mich...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  2. ACC bowl projections: Week 1

    David M. Hale

    It wasn't the prettiest opening week for the ACC, but the end result wasn't much of a shake-up from our initial preseason projections. Louisville was the week's most impressive team, so the Cardinals make a leap to the Orange Bowl in our projections....

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  3. ACC bowl projections: Preseason

    David M. Hale

    If predicting the order of finish in each division is tough duty this time of year, figuring out the bowl scenarios is an even crazier endeavor. Still, we'll take a crack at it each week of the season, beginning with our preseason projections. A f...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  4. By the numbers: Clemson's secondary

    David M. Hale

    Clemson's defense has come a long way since that disastrous 2012 Orange Bowl, when West Virginia ran up 70 points against the Tigers in a game that defined the public perception of the unit for the better part of the next two seasons. Now, as Clem...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  5. Syracuse looks for options at safety

    David M. Hale

    Syracuse got a taste of life without top safety Durell Eskridge in December's Texas Bowl, and coach Scott Shafer found some young players ready to step up at the position. With Eskridge still recovering from offseason finger and hip surgeries, Shafer...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  6. Offseason spotlight: NC State

    David M. Hale

    After making three straight bowl games, NC State decided to part ways with Tom O'Brien in hopes the program could take the leap to the next level of success. Instead, things went backward in a big way in Year 1 under Dave Doeren, but the Wolfpack vie...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  7. ACC's lunchtime links

    David M. Hale

    For what it's worth, the ACC now has the college football national champs, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback (yeah, we hear ya, Wisconsin) and the soon-to-be top-ranked team in college basketball. Not bad. Quarterback Deshaun Watson - a potentia...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  8. 2013 Top 25 player countdown: No. 13

    David M. Hale

    No. 13: Telvin Smith, LB, Florida State Previous ranking: Not ranked Making the case for Smith: Seven starters and three assistant coaches from Florida State's 2012 defense left after the Seminoles wrapped up an ACC title and an Orange Bowl vic...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  9. Podcast: Orange, Cotton, BCS previews

    David M. Hale

    ESPN's Ivan Maisel, SEC blogger Chris Low and ACC blogger Heather Dinich look back at Oklahoma's stunning upset of Alabama in the Allstate Sugar Bowl and preview the Cotton Bowl, Orange Bowl and the big matchup between Florida State and Auburn in the...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  10. Lache Seastrunk's inspiration

    David M. Hale

    Jennifer Martinsen visits the cemetery nearly every day. It's quiet, peaceful. She knows her daughter isn't really there, but she feels a connection. It's a chance for the two of them to be alone together, apart from the noise of the outside world. E...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  11. Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk inspired by story of Molly Ma...

    David M. Hale

    Football star bonds with mother of 11-year-old Molly Martinsen, who died from a brain tumor.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2014
  12. Auburn heroics have FSU's attention

    David M. Hale

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- In the days after the Iron Bowl, everyone got their chance to weigh in on the absurd ending that helped send Alabama to its first loss of the season and Auburn on the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game. The game came down to...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  13. Switzer leads UNC's youth movement

    David M. Hale

    They'd been on campus for just a few months, but North Carolina's freshmen felt the sting of a 1-5 start as deeply as anyone. It was a tight-knit group from the outset, and they'd hoped to be contributing more. Instead, the Tar Heels stumbled early, ...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  14. Bowl game offers Orange shot at revenge

    David M. Hale

    It's an appropriate bookend to the season, Syracuse center Macky MacPherson admits. The 2013 campaign began with two games against the Big Ten and it will end with another when the Orange play Minnesota in the Texas Bowl on Friday. Of course, whe...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  15. Five things: Florida State vs. Duke

    David M. Hale

    It's certainly not the matchup most fans expected way back in August, but Florida State and Duke will face off Saturday night in the ACC championship game. At stake for Duke is history, its first trip to a BCS bowl game and its first conference title...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  16. Five things: Florida State vs. Florida

    David M. Hale

    It's the end of the regular season, and a game that promised to be one of the year's headliners when 2013 began is now more of a formality, with Florida State eying the BCS and Florida already guaranteed to miss out on a bowl for the first time since...

    Blog | November 30, 2013