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NC State is a team to watch in the ACC Atlantic

NC State is a team to watch in the ACC Atlantic

North Carolina State started the season flying under the radar, but the Wolfpack’s 3-0 record is gradually lighting blips on the screen.The recognition is slow to spread due to the soft schedule the Wolfpack have played – defeating Troy 49-21, Eastern Kentucky 35-0 and Old...

Air deflated from Georgia Tech showdown with Duke

Air deflated from Georgia Tech showdown with Duke

Pftttt!That sound was air escaping the ACC’s marquee balloon to headline the conference’s otherwise quiet week ahead. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Soft schedule helps Florida State retain ranking

Soft schedule helps Florida State retain ranking

Unbeaten Florida State slipped from No. 9 to No. 10 in this week’s AP Top 25 poll, but that’s generous. I ranked them No. 14 in the Today’s U vote.Florida State (3-0) already has fallen out of the College Football Playoff conversation. The Seminoles’ up-and-down movement each...

Notre Dame knocks off Georgia Tech and climbs ACC ladder

Notre Dame knocks off Georgia Tech and climbs ACC ladder

Notre Dame is down to its third quarterback, but the No. 8-ranked Irish look like they’re ahead of any ACC team in the hunt for a College Football Playoff.Notre Dame beat an ACC school for the second straight week, defeating No. 14 Georgia Tech 30-22 Saturday at home in a game...

Northwestern wears down Duke for coveted Ivy trophy

Northwestern wears down Duke for coveted Ivy trophy

DURHAM, N.C. – Northwestern’s 2015 schedule features eight Big Ten dates by conference office design and two Power 5 Ivy League games by athletic director Jim Phillips’ choice.The No. 23-ranked Wildcats have wrapped up the Power 5 Ivy title two weeks before Big Ten play begins....

All eyes on Clemson and Louisville in ACC opener

All eyes on Clemson and Louisville in ACC opener

Clemson appears to be moving forward to mid-season form with a 2-0 start.Louisville seems to be reversing tracks with a 0-2 record and in need of working on basics usually polished in fall camp. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

The good and bad and ugly of ACC play

The good and bad and ugly of ACC play

The ACC schedule-maker combined the good and bad with Clemson and Louisville meeting in a Thursday night game with a primetime audience.The good is Clemson living up to preseason projections so far with a 2-0 start, but Louisville has been a disappointment at 0-2. The ACC would...

Notre Dame joins ACC teams recovering from key injuries

Notre Dame joins ACC teams recovering from key injuries

Notre Dame remains only a partial ACC member despite facing Virginia this week as one of six ACC schools playing the Irish in a non-conference game.But Notre Dame sure has the look of an ACC school with the tough luck of a a season-ending knee injury suffered by starting running...

Good and bad and ugly from ACC openers

Good and bad and ugly from ACC openers

Here are the good, the bad and the ugly to from last week’s ACC openers.The bad includes injuries to two All-ACC players. Pitt running back James Conner is lost for the season and Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams may be out for the year. ... Click here for the rest of my...

Georgia Tech RB emerges from shadow of big brother

Georgia Tech RB emerges from shadow of big brother

Georgia Tech’s Marcus Marshall scored one for “little brothers” on college football’s opening weekend.The true freshman running back only needed one game to overshadow his more celebrated older brother, Georgia senior running back Keith Marshall. ... Click here for the rest...