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  1. ACC rivalry heat meters

    Jared Shanker

    Rivalries are an intrinsic part of college football, but not every rivalry is created equal. And every rivalry goes through cycles as each team has its own ups and downs. The Alabama-Auburn could be reaching new heights, but only after Auburn won six...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  2. ACC lunchtime links

    Jared Shanker

    Receivers are a dime a dozen according to a football adage, but that saying dates back to before the proliferation of pass-happy offenses. In 2014, it's often not enough for a team to have just one quality receiver. Cornerbacks are bigger and stronge...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  3. Top ACC players: Nos. 15-11

    Jared Shanker

    As we get set to open fall camps around the ACC, we're counting down the conference's Top 25 players -- five per day all this week. 15. Anthony Harris, Virginia Cavaliers Safety, senior His junior stats speak for themselves, leading the nation...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  4. Winston leads preseason All-ACC team

    Jared Shanker

    The preseason All-ACC team was released Wednesday, and naturally quarterback Jameis Winston led the way with the most votes. There were not too many surprises, beginning with Florida State players littered throughout the list of 26 names. Here is ...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. ACC lacks experience, Steele's data shows

    Jared Shanker

    Phil Steele looked at the combined experience returning to each FBS team in 2014. Steele considers five factors and uses a formula to create a grade between 0 and 100. The higher the grade, the more experience a school returns. Steele accounts for...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  12. Analysis of ACC awards polls

    Jared Shanker

    In a series last week, the ACC blog broke down some of the early preseason candidates for several of the conference's top postseason awards. Colleague Matt Fortuna gave a short brief on each of the candidates, listed a few honorable mentions and a Sp...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  13. Vegas expects dominance from FSU

    Jared Shanker

    Late last week, the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas released its opening point spreads for 200 games in the upcoming season, and it was hardly a surprise that the casino's oddsmakers have Florida State pegged as a favorite in all eight regular-season game...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  14. ACC's lunchtime links

    Jared Shanker

    Congratulations to Duke men's lacrosse on consecutive NCAA titles and to the Blue Devils' women's golf team on its sixth championship. Athlonsports.com reveals that Florida State sits atop its 2014 preseason rankings. Clemson is looking at pl...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  15. The future: ACC's 2015 draft prospects

    Jared Shanker

    We live in a culture in which we are always looking to the future. The NFL draft ended just a few days ago, so now it is time to take an early peak to the 2015 draft. The ACC had a very respectable five first-round selections -- second to only, an...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  16. ACC lunchtime links

    Jared Shanker

    What WWE-style entrance theme would you come out to if you were taken in the NFL draft's first round? I want AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" (the live version), but I'm waiting for the full 90-second intro to play before stepping out. Andy Bitter of the ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014