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  1. ACC schedule features plenty of marquee matchups

    Andrea Adelson

    The ACC will have an opportunity to make a big-time statement when the 2015 season kicks off. That has become par for the course. In what has become an annual rite of passage, the ACC has four blockbuster meetings against Power 5 opponents set ...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  2. ACC morning links

    Andrea Adelson

    With national signing day closing in, it is hard not to be impressed with the efforts ACC schools have made across the board. At last check, eight schools are ranked in the ESPN Recruiting Nation Top 40 class rankings. Duke, featured at N0. 39, is...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  3. Season's best ACC players: Nos. 1-5

    Andrea Adelson

    The end of our countdown has finally arrived. Here are the ACC's top five players of the 2014 season. To see the full list, click here. 1. James Conner, Pittsburgh Position: Running back Year: Sophomore Tough to go with anybody else at No. 1...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  4. ACC morning links: Senior Bowl update

    Andrea Adelson

    The talent across the ACC was plainly evident this past season, so it comes as no surprise that multiple players have made a major impression this week during Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Alabama. Among those drawing the most praise: Duke team...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  5. Pat Narduzzi steps up Pitt social media presence

    Andrea Adelson

    Need an update on where Pitt coaches are recruiting today? Check Twitter. Need to find out whether Pitt secured recent commitments in the run-up to signing day? There is a "Pat Signal" for that ... on Twitter. Indeed, new coach Pat Narduz...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  6. ACC morning links

    Andrea Adelson

    Gene Chizik is now officially onboard as North Carolina defensive coordinator. On paper, the move makes sense. Chizik has made his name as a top defensive coach; North Carolina was unwatchable on defense last season, ranking among the worst groups...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  7. ACC morning links

    Andrea Adelson

    There was no big mystery about what would happen when the first autonomous legislation passed at the NCAA convention over the weekend. Full cost-of-attendance was first on the docket, and it easily passed. But it was not a unanimous vote. One scho...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  8. ACC morning links

    Andrea Adelson

    The recruiting dead period ended Thursday, so that means coaches criss-crossed the country making official visits with less than one month to go before signing day. You could have almost played a game of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego ... ...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  9. Evaluating ACC nonconference schedules

    Andrea Adelson

    Now that the first year in the College Football Playoff is over, we know exactly what to make of nonconference schedules and their role during evaluations. They are important. Just ask Baylor. Of course, nonconference schedules tend to look one...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  10. Pat Narduzzi makes first Pitt hires

    Andrea Adelson

    New Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi announced his first hires Friday: Josh Conklin, defensive coordinator Andre Powell, running backs coach, special teams coordinator Dave Andrews, head strength and conditioning coach Ben Mathers, director of footb...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  11. ACC morning links

    Andrea Adelson

    Underclassmen have increasingly declared for the NFL draft over recent years, and there appears to be no sign that the trend is letting up. Louisville safety James Sample became the third player in the Cards' defensive backfield to announce he is ...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  12. Q&A: Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi

    Andrea Adelson

    Pitt hopes it has landed a coach who can bring stability to the program in former Michigan State coordinator Pat Narduzzi. He will coach his defense one final time Thursday in the Cotton Bowl against Baylor before concentrating his full efforts on th...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  13. Pat Narduzzi perfect fit for Pitt

    Andrea Adelson

    There is a specific approach that works at Pitt, a blue-collar mentality that has come to define some of its very best teams and players. That is why Pat Narduzzi seems like such a perfect fit. He is Pittsburgh personified, from his background as ...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  14. Coaching turnover yielded bonanza in 2008

    Andrea Adelson

    It has become a yearly ritual across the ACC -- waiting on the coaching turnover that is bound to happen. No job is ever too safe, it seems. Just remember back to when the regular season ended a few weeks ago. Nobody appeared in imminent danger...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  15. Bowl game matchups: Houston vs. Pitt

    Andrea Adelson

    Lockheed Martin Armed Services Bowl: Houston Cougars (7-5) vs. Pitt Panthers (6-6) Jan. 2, 2015, noon, Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas (ESPN) Key matchup: James Conner vs. Houston rush defense Why it matters: Amid all the uncertain...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  16. ACC morning links

    Andrea Adelson

    Pitt must try and replace Paul Chryst without an athletic director. Maybe that is not such a bad idea. While it is true outgoing AD Steve Pederson helped usher Pitt into the ACC, it also is true he had an uneven track record when it came to hir...

    Blog | December 18, 2014