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  1. ACC places five on Thorpe watch list

    Jared Shanker

    It is a lighter day for preseason watch lists as only one was released on Friday. The Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation's top defensive back, announced 39 players on its watch list. The conference players named to watch lists for this...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. ACC lunchtime links

    Jared Shanker

    Happy 7/11 Day everyone (or Sem/Elem, as my friends and I call it)! Get your free slurpee! The College Football Playoff will unveil its trophy Monday. Three reasons why Sammy Watkins could eclipse 1,000 yards as an NFL rookie. Virginia Tech's...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  3. FSU aids Fishers' fight with deadly disease

    Jared Shanker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Kevin Haplea says he was looking to put his new-found idle time to good use. Free moments are a rarity for major-level college football players and are often unwelcome -- forced on a player recovering from a serious injury. Ca...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  4. ACC, ND players on Nagurski, Outland lists

    Jared Shanker

    Two more watch lists were released Thursday, and the ACC is well-represented. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is awarded to the nation's top defensive player by the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The Outland Trophy is given to the nation's top interior lineman...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  5. Arrest raises more questions for FSU at WR

    Jared Shanker

    One of the biggest questions for Florida State this fall is at receiver, and now Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is dealing with off-the-field issues at a position already lacking depth. Sophomore receiver Jesus "Bobo" Wilson was charged with thi...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  6. Jameis Winston of Florida State Seminoles to attend ACC Football ...

    Jared Shanker

    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston referenced the Johnny Manziel media days circus last year as an outsider looking in. He might be in the middle of it this year.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2014
  7. ACC lunchtime links

    Jared Shanker

    ESPN.com took a look toward the future Wednesday and unveiled the second annual CFB Future Power Rankings, which is more like a pre-era poll rather than a preseason poll. The rankings try to determine which 25 programs will be the best over a three-y...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  8. FSU's Aguayo defending Groza Award

    Jared Shanker

    You gotta be sound in the kicking game. The watch lists for the Lou Groza Award (best kicker) and Ray Guy (best punter) were released Wednesday, and these same lists will be pared down during the season, with winners announced in December. Here...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  9. ACC lunchtime links

    Jared Shanker

    The way athletes begin working out at such a young age and the advances in sports training and nutrition, football players each year seem to be more physically gifted and impressive than ever before. Some like to call them physical "freaks," in a ...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  10. Preseason position review: Quarterbacks

    Jared Shanker

    From Florida State's veteran line to Clemson's fearsome defensive front, the ACC projects to have some of the country's best position groups this fall, while a few other contenders will enter 2014 with some major question marks in key areas. With tha...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  11. Mackey, Rimington watch lists honor ACC

    Jared Shanker

    Two more preseason award watch lists were released Tuesday, which means we are still moving toward the college football season at what seems like a snail's pace. The Rimington Trophy, presented annually to the nation's top center, already had a sp...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  12. ACC lunchtime links

    Jared Shanker

    The NCAA suggested Monday football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season, and while it is an early step, it is certainly a positive one for the sport's governing body. While the concussion issue has the NFL under...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  13. ACC represented on Bednarik, Maxwell lists

    Jared Shanker

    Do you need a sign college football is close but still just a little too far away? The first preseason award watch lists were released Monday, a list of more than 70 players that could be the best in the country by season's end. It doesn't matter ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  14. ACC lunchtime links

    Jared Shanker

    I hope everybody had a good Fourth of July weekend, but now it is time to get back to football. This link was from a little more than a week ago, but I think it is still worth debating. NFL.com writer Chase Goodbread ranked the top 10 college foot...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  15. Preseason position review: Receivers

    Jared Shanker

    From Florida State's veteran line to Clemson's fearsome defensive front, the ACC projects to have some of the country's best position groups this fall, while a few other contenders will enter 2014 with some major question marks in key areas. With tha...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  16. Toughest stretch: Pittsburgh

    Jared Shanker

    Not all schedules are created equal. That's life in college football. Each slate does, however, present its own set of challenges. We're taking a look at the toughest stretches that each ACC team will face in 2014, periods that could help determine t...

    Blog | June 20, 2014