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  1. What to watch in the ACC: Week 12

    Matt Fortuna

    We've already reached Week 12 of the season, with just two regular-season weekends left. Thankfully we have a Thursday night game to help kick things off. Here's what to watch in that contest and more in this weekend's ACC lineup. 1. Georgia Tech ...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  2. What to watch in the ACC: Week 11

    Matt Fortuna

    Clemson and Georgia Tech have the weekend off. The other 12 ACC teams take the field for Week 11, which includes two nonconference contests, with one serving just slightly bigger than the other. Here is what to keep an eye on as we enter the home ...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  3. ACC Week 10: Did you know?

    Matt Fortuna

    Miami and Florida State renew their rivalry in Week 10 in a battle of top-10 teams. For fun facts from that contest and all other ones in the ACC this weekend, we thank the schools' sports information departments and ESPN Stats & Info. BOSTON COLL...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  4. Midseason report: Wake Forest

    Matt Fortuna

    Just when you thought they were out ... they pulled you back in. That may, in some way, be the theme for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons through six games. They lost consecutive contests to Boston College and Louisiana-Monroe to fall to 1-2 ... then...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  5. ACC Week 5: Did you know?

    Matt Fortuna

    Here are a handful of fun facts about this weekend's contest, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Info and sports information departments. MIAMI: The Hurricanes' defense has allowed only three touchdowns through three games this season. And their offensi...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  6. Ranking coaches by Twitter followers

    Matt Fortuna

    Who's ready for a popularity contest? OK, so it's not quite a popularity contest. But Twitter, in some ways, can measure individuals' Q rating, depending on how active and engaging they are on social media. The Tulsa World's Kelly Hines recentl...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  7. Cuse looks to close Big East era with win

    Matt Fortuna

    Before Wednesday's practice, Syracuse offensive line coach Greg Adkins told a group of seniors that they were not going to remember many of their midseason contests over the past four years. He told them that they will remember their first games, ...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  8. Where Big East fits in attendance shifts

    Matt Fortuna

    College football attendance was down for a second straight season, with stadiums averaging 45,274 fans per contest, according to a report by's Jon Solomon. Despite 35.3 million fans in paid attendance this season, 56 percent of the sport's ...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  9. What to watch in the Big East: Week 11

    Matt Fortuna

    Here's what to keep an eye on this weekend in the conference. 1) Can Pitt bounce back? The Panthers have been erratic this season, to say the least. They blew a 14-point fourth-quarter lead in losing a triple-overtime contest to the then-No. 3 tea...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  10. George Atkinson III of Notre Dame Fighting Irish out vs. Oklahoma...

    Matt Fortuna

    Fifht-ranked Notre Dame went into its biggest game of the season without one of its biggest playmakers, as George Atkinson III did not make the trip to Norman, Okla., for Saturday night's contest against No. 8 Oklahoma.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2012
  11. Sneak peek at the week ahead

    Matt Fortuna

    UConn has the (much-needed) week off. Cincinnati at Louisville (ESPN2/WatchESPN, 8 p.m. ET Friday): The Bearcats' loss at Toledo took a bit of the luster off this contest, which would have pitted a pair of undefeated teams against each other. The ...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  12. Everett Golson of Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be game-time dec...

    Matt Fortuna

    Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson's return from a concussion changed practice plans a bit this week, so Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly will not name a starter for Saturday's contest against BYU until game time.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  13. Rutgers goes to 5-0 with win over UConn

    Matt Fortuna

    Rutgers won't be up for any beauty contests after its 19-3 win over Connecticut, but the Scarlet Knights do look like the best in show of the Big East after five games. The formula was simple Saturday against the Huskies, the team that crushed Rut...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  14. Did you know? Big East Week 6

    Matt Fortuna

    As always, thanks to ESPN Stats & Info, along with these schools' sports information departments, for the tidbits. Syracuse has played Pitt 68 times, second to only Penn State (70). The Orange have a 30-34-3 record in those contests, averagin...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  15. Who will transform tomorrow?

    Matt Fortuna

    This is Cincinnati, which has just two games under its belt for which we can judge it from. But one of those contests certainly showed us a sign of what this team -- and particularly this defense -- may be capable of when given big opportunities. ...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  16. Sneak peek at the week ahead

    Matt Fortuna

    Here's a quick look at what's in-store for the Big East in Week 3: Rutgers at South Florida (ESPN, 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday): It's early, but this contest could certainly have conference-title implications down the road. The Big East's preseason No. ...

    Blog | September 10, 2012