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  1. Three matchups to watch in ACC bowls

    Heather Dinich

    With an NCAA-record 11 bowl eligible teams, there will be plenty of intriguing matchups to watch in the ACC this bowl season, but we think some will be more relevant than others. The VIZIO BCS National Championship game will be getting plenty of atte...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  2. ACC upset watch: Week 13

    Heather Dinich

    You don't have to be ranked to be on the upset watch, but guess what? Duke is, and the Blue Devils are the only ranked ACC team featured here this week. Welcome to the club, Dookies. 1. Virginia (2-8, 0-6 ACC) at Miami (7-3, 3-3): Despite Miami's ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  3. ACC upset watch: Week 11

    Heather Dinich

    The No. 1 game on this list came to fruition last week, as Boston College knocked off Virginia Tech and snapped a five-game losing streak to the Hokies. The Upset Watch is back this week, with two ranked teams making an appearance ... and no, one of ...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  4. ACC Upset Watch: Week 8

    Heather Dinich

    With two teams ranked in the top five facing off this weekend in Death Valley, somebody's gotta lose. Welcome back to the Upset Watch, ACC's elite: 1. No. 5 Florida State at No. 3 Clemson. You know the history by now: Florida State has not won i...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  5. ACC Upset Watch: Week 5

    Heather Dinich

    None of the games listed on last week's Upset Watch came to fruition. That's great news for the ACC, which still has a national title contender in Clemson. Wake Forest held off Army, and Maryland had zero trouble with a dreadful West Virginia team. T...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  6. Pitt DT Aaron Donald got snubbed

    Heather Dinich

    Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald is on the watch lists for the Bednarik, Outland, Nagurski, and Lombardi awards this fall. And yet he's not first-team all-ACC material? Psh. That's a snub by the ACC writers, who will soon get to know the beas...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  7. Pregame: Russell Athletic Bowl

    Heather Dinich

    Rutgers (9-3, 5-2 Big East) versus Virginia Tech (6-6, 4-4 ACC): WHO TO WATCH: The quarterbacks. Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas has accounted for 72 percent of the team's total offensive output this season, leading the Hokies in both passing (2,783 ...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  8. 2012 bowl upset watch

    Heather Dinich

    It's time for your bowl edition of the upset watch. Now remember, these are not predictions. It's a look at which teams in the ACC are the most likely to pull off a stunning upset, or be the team to be knocked down. Teams don't have to be ranked to b...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  9. Upset watch: Week 9

    Heather Dinich

    Everyone on the upset watch last week was safe -- including the No. 1 team on the list, NC State. Clemson avoided falling to a Virginia Tech team that came out swinging, and Florida State pulled away from a gritty Miami team despite 121 yards in pena...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  10. What to watch in the ACC: Week 7

    Heather Dinich

    Four teams have a bye this week, so there are only four conference games. There are still plenty of plotlines to keep an eye on. Here's a look at what to watch in Week 7, in no particular order: 1. Duke's bowl eligibility. The Blue Devils are the ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  11. ACC upset watch: Week 6

    Heather Dinich

    WEEK 6 Last week, two of the three games on the upset watch came to fruition, as Virginia Tech and Wake Forest both lost. Clemson, the No. 1 team on the list, avoided the upset at Boston College. Here's a look at the top three upset possibilities ...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  12. Who will transform tomorrow?

    Heather Dinich

    My player to watch in Week 4 is Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins. Much of the talk surrounding this game has been about Florida State's defense against Clemson's offense, but field position and special teams will be a critical factor. Clemson i...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  13. ACC upset watch: Week 2

    Heather Dinich

    I was shocked -- shocked I tell you -- that none of the teams on last week's Upset Watch fell. Usually there's at least one surprise in the ACC every week, but the conference pretty much stuck to the script, with Virginia Tech, Clemson and Maryland a...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  14. What to watch in the ACC: Week 1

    Heather Dinich

    With all 12 teams playing in Week 1, including two conference games, there will be plenty to watch in the ACC, from Friday through Labor Day. Here are 10 things to keep an eye on, in no particular order: 1. NC State's secondary vs. Tennessee quart...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  15. Vote: ACC's next national title contender

    Heather Dinich

    If you watch tonight's AllState BCS National Championship Game, you might feel a sense of envy, a sense of longing for an ACC team to finally represent on college football's national stage. Or, you might just continue to love to hate the SEC. S...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  16. Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. West Virginia

    Heather Dinich

    It's up to Clemson to carry the banner for the ACC this year in the Discover Orange Bowl. The league is 0-3 against Big East teams in bowl games. Here's a quick preview of tonight's game: WHO TO WATCH: Quarterback Tajh Boyd. This game will feature...

    Blog | January 04, 2012