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Virginia Tech proves hurdle for streaking North Carolina

Virginia Tech proves hurdle for streaking North Carolina

Now that a North Carolina team with a six-game winning streak stands with No. 22-ranked Duke and No. 24 Pittsburgh as the last three teams unbeaten in ACC Coastal play, the schedule appears to stack up neatly.The trio face each other in round-robin fashion over the next three...

Florida State loss reality check for Seminoles

Florida State loss reality check for Seminoles

If you’re wondering what to make of Florida State’s stunning loss on a blocked field goal that Georgia Tech’s Lance Austin returned 78 yards for a touchdown as time expired, you can stop thinking.It means little. Nothing has really changed. ... Click here for the rest of my...

Narduzzi players learning to appreciate Pitt history

Narduzzi players learning to appreciate Pitt history

Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi may want to add a photo of place-kicker Chris Blewitt to the schools’ special teams meeting room after his 25-yard field goal as time expired lifted Panthers to a 23-20 win over Syracuse Saturday at the Carrier Dome.One of Narduzzi’s first moves this...

NFL scouts find way to Big Rapids to see Vander Laan

NFL scouts find way to Big Rapids to see Vander Laan

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – A New York Jets scout was here Thursday for practice. An Indianapolis Colts representative visited a couple weeks ago.Just about every NFL team has sent a scout the past couple years to Ferris State’s campus, which is not an easy place to reach in the Middle...

Temple and ECU turns out to be intriguing matchup

Temple and ECU turns out to be intriguing matchup

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Credit someone at ESPN for scheduling this week’s Temple-East Carolina showdown in the American Athletic Conference. Historically, this one is a snoozer — primarily because of Temple. But here they are in late October, the Owls visiting ECU in a battle on...

North Carolina on uphill climb in third season

North Carolina on uphill climb in third season

North Carolina is only halfway through its 12-game regular-season schedule, but the Tar Heels seem to be playing their third season in one.This latest version of 2015 has 17 votes among “others” to equal No. 29. North Carolina should have No. 23 Duke and  No. 25...

NCAA rule affords comeback for Golson at Florida State

NCAA rule affords comeback for Golson at Florida State

Comeback-of-the-Year awards are the domain of professional sports, but Florida State quarterback Everett Golson is making a case for one in college football.With the college sports world gradually moving toward professional attitudes, maybe it is time for college conferences to...

Pitt keeps pace with Duke and North Carolina  in Coastal

Pitt keeps pace with Duke and North Carolina in Coastal

If Pittsburgh is to remain a legitimate contender for the ACC Coastal title this year, the Panthers have checked off another item they share in common alongside No. 25-ranked Duke and North Carolina entering this week’s games.The Panthers kept pace with the aforementioned Coastal...

The Student and his Professor

The Student and his Professor

Michigan State and Michigan meet for the 108th time Saturday in Ann Arbor, but it has been only since 1953 that the Great Lake State schools have faced each other as fellow members of the Big Ten Conference. That journey to Michigan State's membership is a fascinating story that...

ACC coaches praise Steve Spurrier with some more than others

ACC coaches praise Steve Spurrier with some more than others

A popular topic of discussion on Wednesday’s ACC coaches teleconference call was a topical SEC coach, Steve Spurrier.Duke’s David Cutcliffe, Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney responded to questions about his decision Monday to resign from coaching the...