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Humphreys confident and building

Humphreys confident and building

DURHAM, N.C. – Ben Humphreys, smiling and healthy after an injury-hampered junior season, stood brimming with optimism. On the first day of fall camp, he said something that stands out as more challenging for this year's Duke seniors than Blue Devils have faced in past farewell...

Army and Duke opener deserves spotlight

Army and Duke opener deserves spotlight

Army-Duke is overshadowed among marquee college football season openers this season. Michigan-Notre Dame, Louisville-Alabama and Miami-LSU are the luminous matchups. Nonetheless, Army-Duke is one of the more intriguing games pairing two teams that are looking to build on last...

Georgia pressure finds Richt again in Miami

Georgia pressure finds Richt again in Miami

Now that Georgia coach Kirby Smart has guided Mark Richt’s former players to a College Football Playoff berth, Richt must prove Thomas Wolfe wrong. He’s gone home to Miami to show he can indeed win big games and thus guide his alma mater to a CFP berth. The Hurricanes are happy...

My opponent team for Notre Dame

My opponent team for Notre Dame

Notre Dame is playing a part-time Atlantic Coast Conference football schedule, but the five ACC opponents confronting young quarterback Brandon Wimbush represent a full slate of defensive linemen from a league heavy on D-line talent.I came up with a preseason...

Swofford says ACC is ready when Irish ready

Swofford says ACC is ready when Irish ready

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Think of Notre Dame’s relationship with the Atlantic Coast Conference as a lengthy engagement rather than a marriage.The Irish are entering their fourth year of a unique arrangement that allows them to stubbornly remain a conference independent. Notre Dame plays...

South Carolina taps ACC roots at Final Four

South Carolina taps ACC roots at Final Four

You probably thought South Carolina’s upset of Duke spoiled the romance of a Tobacco Road showdown. Up in smoke went the anticipated North Carolina-Duke meeting in the NCAA championship game.If so, you have overlooked South Carolina’s Tobacco Road history. ... Click here for...

Boston College reasons for optimism

Boston College reasons for optimism

Boston College has cause for optimism entering this season. An All-America defensive end who led the nation in sacks, 16 returning starters and Boston College’s first bowl win since 2007 are encouraging reasons to think fifth-year head coach Steve Addazio has his program...

Thumbs up and thumbs down on the ACC

Thumbs up and thumbs down on the ACC

The ACC enters the postseason with the potential to have 10 teams earn NCAA bids. The conference has a good chance to end up with two Final Four teams for the second straight year. Here’s what was to like and not like about the 2017 ACC basketball season. ... Click here for...

Wolfpack open spring drills with two views forward

Wolfpack open spring drills with two views forward

North Carolina State opened spring drills Tuesday, looking ahead to the 2017 season from differing 2016 vantage points split as wide as Death Valley – as in the popular moniker for Memorial Stadium at Clemson.An optimistic view is based on the Wolfpack nearly beating Clemson on...

Lawrence arrived at Clemson ready to play

Lawrence arrived at Clemson ready to play

A big guy like Dexter Lawrence usually arrives on a college campus for his initial practices as a true freshman suffering an eye-opening experience.No longer can such specimen dominate high school opponents purely on superior physical ability. An 18-year-old loses much of that...