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  1. Story of the season: Syracuse

    Matt Fortuna

    Like fellow ACC cellar-dweller Wake Forest, Syracuse got a head start on the rest of its ACC comrades in starting the 2014 season. Like the Demon Deacons, the Orange received an early taste of just how brutal 2014 would be. A Friday night opener w...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. Different feel in Year 2 for Syracuse, Pittsburgh

    Matt Fortuna

    Syracuse and Pittsburgh came into the ACC seemingly attached at the hip, Big East defectors under new head coaches who engineered key upsets and surprised many by making bowl games. Wins in those bowl games boosted expectations for Year 2 in the conf...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  3. ACC morning links

    Matt Fortuna

    Tim Lester has held his new duties for barely a month, but the Syracuse offensive coordinator will return to the position next season, head coach Scott Shafer said this week. Lester was promoted from quarterbacks coach after George McDonald was de...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  4. ACC morning links

    Matt Fortuna

    There is cautiously optimistic good news on Clemson's quarterback front, as Deshaun Watson is back throwing a football again. The freshman signal caller broke a bone in his finger on his right hand Oct. 11 against Louisville and had surgery two da...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  5. ACC viewer's guide: Week 9

    Matt Fortuna

    Miami silenced Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium fairly early Thursday night. Will we find more drama in the rest of the Week 9 slate? Noon North Carolina at Virginia, ESPN3, #UNCvsUVA: Marquise Williams is coming off consecutive career outings. Vir...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  6. ACC morning links

    Matt Fortuna

    Clemson and Texas A&M announced late Thursday that the Tigers would replace Oregon on the Aggies' schedule in 2018 and 2019. How about a round of applause for Clemson, everyone? Seriously, look at the Tigers' future nonconference schedules....

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  7. ACC morning links

    Matt Fortuna

    We start Thursday with the fallout of the Wainstein Report, which stated Wednesday that North Carolina academic advisers pushed athletes toward sham classes from 1993-2011. You can read all about it here, and even though no head coaches were direc...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  8. ACC viewer's guide: Week 7

    Matt Fortuna

    We're almost at the halfway point of the season. Here is your viewing guide for all of Saturday's ACC action. Noon No. 1 Florida State at Syracuse, ESPN, #FSUvsCUSE: This matchup is ... shall we say, not favorable for Syracuse? The Orange fell ...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  9. Planning for success: Syracuse

    Matt Fortuna

    When Scott Shafer met with his team last Tuesday, he did not harp on Syracuse's home loss to Maryland so much as what lied ahead for the Orange. The ACC scheduling gods seemed to do the second-year ACC program little favor, after all, with the slate ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  10. ACC morning links

    Matt Fortuna

    So much of Virginia Tech's production has come from its freshmen. Just look at Saturday's 35-17 win over Western Michigan. All four Hokies touchdowns were scored by first-year players. Fifteen of the team's 19 touchdowns on the season have been sc...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  11. Syracuse Orange QB Terrel Hunt receives no extra punishment from ...

    Matt Fortuna

    Syracuse QB Terrel Hunt receives no extra punishment from the ACC for his ejection from the Orange's opener.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  12. ACC morning links

    Matt Fortuna

    Wake Forest received some encouraging news following a scary situation over the weekend, as tight end Zach Gordon is responding to treatment and improving after leaving Sunday's scrimmage on a stretcher and being taken to the hospital. Team physic...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  13. Syracuse Orange season preview

    Matt Fortuna

    Previewing the 2014 season for the Syracuse Orange: Key returners: QB Terrel Hunt, RB Prince-Tyson Gulley, WR Ashton Broyld, LT Sean Hickey, LG Rob Trudo, DT Eric Crume, LB Dyshawn Davis, LB Cameron Lynch, CB Brandon Reddish, S Durell Eskridg...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  14. ACC's lunchtime links

    Matt Fortuna

    As many schools open fall camp this weekend, talking season will die down. And if you've been following along during this seemingly eternal offseason, you know that this year's chatter among coaches in particular has been extra salty. Colleague ...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  15. ACC's lunchtime links

    Matt Fortuna

    The Spurs are just something else. There is now a very intriguing Miami tie-in to Joker Phillips' resignation at Florida. Nick O'Leary is Mel Kiper's top tight end for the 2015 draft , a list that is ACC-heavy. Safety is the only of Kiper's pos...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  16. ACC's lunch links

    Matt Fortuna

    Good luck, D-Fish. Here is a roundup of all of Clemson's preseason honors. Congratulations to Duke AD Kevin White for winning the NFF John L. Toner Award. White's Blue Devils are ranked fourth in the Directors' Cup standings. Mel Kiper Jr. ha...

    Blog | June 10, 2014