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  1. Pitt QB Voytik builds off bowl performance

    Heather Dinich

    It was halftime of the Little Caesars Bowl when Pitt running back James Conner approached backup quarterback Chad Voytik in the Panthers' locker room and gave him a vote of confidence that continues to resonate. With starting quarterback Tom Savag...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Where's the love for Duke?

    Heather Dinich

    Don't you guys learn? Duke was picked to finish last in the Coastal Division in 2013, only to stun the league with a school-record 10 wins, an appearance in the ACC title game and a thrilling performance in a loss to Texas A&M in the Chick-fil...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  3. Jameis Winston vs. Yankees

    Heather Dinich

    It was hardly a major league performance, but Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston still stole the show on a day in which the FSU baseball team faced the New York Yankees. According to Wallace Matthews of, Winston broke his bat...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  4. Building blocks of success for 2014

    Heather Dinich

    We've spent some time this week looking back at the ACC's accomplishments in 2013, but there's always room for improvement -- even in a national championship season. The poor performances by Wake Forest and NC State in the Atlantic Division were glar...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  5. ACC's best of 2013

    Heather Dinich

    The ACC spoiled us with great stories in 2013, from Boston College running back Andre Williams' run at the Heisman, to Duke's magical season and ending with Florida State's national title. There were plenty of great games and individual performances,...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  6. ACC's BCS bowl wins earn league respect

    Heather Dinich

    We forgive you, Virginia Tech, for that forgettable performance in a lopsided loss to UCLA. Boston College? Georgia Tech? It's like it never happened. Heck, we'll even let Miami slide. Because with a 2-0 record in BCS bowls -- including Florida...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  7. ACC shines on's All-Bowl team

    Heather Dinich

    Florida State's performance in its 34-31 win over Auburn gave the Seminoles their first national title since 1999 -- and also landed four players on's All-Bowl team. The ACC delivered when it mattered most this year -- in its two BCS bowl...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  8. Player of the week: ACC

    Heather Dinich

    Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd made himself right at home in his home state of Virginia on Saturday night with a record-breaking performance in a 59-10 win at Virginia. Boyd, a native of Hampton, Va., became the league's career leader in touchdown ...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  9. ACC's lunchtime links

    Heather Dinich

    I refuse to tell you what my Halloween costume is, but it is appropriate for a 3-year old. Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables broke down the Tigers' performance against Maryland. Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Ted Roof is backing ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  10. FSU-Miami means something again

    Heather Dinich

    Let's pretend that Miami's back-to-back pedestrian performances against North Carolina and Wake Forest didn't exist. Doesn't matter now. It's time to have a little fun. On Saturday, No. 3 Florida State will host No. 7 Miami in a rivalry game...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  11. Davey O'Brien Award watch list announced

    Heather Dinich

    The Davey O'Brien Foundation announced the 2013 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award watch list today. This year's list features 34 of the nation's best college quarterbacks who were selected based on player performance during the previous ye...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  12. Vote: Clemson's O or FSU's D?

    Heather Dinich

    The knock on Clemson is that it lacks the championship-caliber defense that Florida State has quietly been able to rebuild under coach Jimbo Fisher and his staff. It's been a fair assessment. Despite an impressive performance in their Chick-fil-A ...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  13. ACC's best moments of 2012

    Heather Dinich

    It was a rough year for the ACC, but in retrospect, there were too many highlights to narrow it down to 10. From Blair Holliday's return, to the ACC's impressive performances during bowl season, to individual performances and games, the conference ha...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  14. Chick-fil-A Bowl could boost Clemson, ACC

    Heather Dinich

    Last year, Clemson contributed to the ACC's ongoing BCS bowl woes with one of the most embarrassing performances in the history of the Discover Orange Bowl. The Chick-fil-A Bowl is not a BCS bowl game, but this year's matchup between No. 14 Clemso...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  15. EJ Manuel's biggest victory

    Heather Dinich

    Following Florida State's loss to rival Florida in the regular-season finale, FSU quarterback EJ Manuel was heavily criticized for his performance. He took the heat, and never once flinched when he met with reporters after that game. Never once di...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  16. EJ Manuel gains perspective through mother's battle with cancer -...

    Heather Dinich

    Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel gained perspective on and off the field through his mother's season-long battle with breast cancer.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2012