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Tar Heels gained confidence despite Clemson loss

Tar Heels gained confidence despite Clemson loss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – North Carolina is picked to win the ACC’s Coastal Division, which — around the rest of the nation — can be called “The Other Guys.”Clemson, the 2015 national runner-up, and Florida State, the 2013 national champion, reside in the tougher ACC Atlantic. Louisville...

ACC can top SEC in conference matchups

ACC can top SEC in conference matchups

We all recognize the SEC is the nation’s top football conference, but many of us outside the SEC like to point out that the SEC is largely top heavy.Granted, the SEC has more schools that can annually contend for a national title and it is topped by Alabama’s modern dynasty, but...

Five quarterbacks battles in the ACC

Five quarterbacks battles in the ACC

The list of returning ACC starting quarterbacks clearly starts with Clemson’s Deshaun Watson. He should have won the Heisman Trophy despite finishing third in the voting.Louisville’s Lamar Jackson is back for his sophomore season after taking over the starting role with signs he...

Champ Clemson leads six ACC schools as hosts

Champ Clemson leads six ACC schools as hosts

DURHAM, N.C – The ACC battle of attrition, otherwise known as the ACC Baseball Tournament, finally ended with Clemson routing Florida State 18-13 for the title Sunday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.“Finally” refers to four-plus hours of rain delays as well as 33 runs scored....

ACC coaches want traditional rivalry dates

ACC coaches want traditional rivalry dates

The subject of traditional football dates came up at the recent ACC meetings in Amelia Island, Fla.Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher and Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney – two men with SEC assistant coachzing backgrounds – were among those that believe an effort to build regular rivalry...

Hamilton relying on young players for stability

Hamilton relying on young players for stability

Florida State basketball coach Leonard Hamilton gained some breathing room in late February when athletic director Stan Wilcox gave him a two-year extension that runs through the 2018-19 season.Hamilton has a talented recruiting class on the way to join a young roster last year...

ACC schedule highlights Clemson and Florida State

ACC schedule highlights Clemson and Florida State

If you overlooked last season’s crucial Clemson-Florida State showdown for ACC supremacy, you probably were watching the Alabama-LSU game instead. The ACC isn’t making that mistake again in 2016.The marquee matchup is set for Oct. 29 with Clemson traveling to Florida State, while...

Clemson can mention national title above whisper

Clemson can mention national title above whisper

The victories Clemson continues to ring up this year are sounding like 1981. It may be safe now to talk about a national title season above a nervous whisper.As any Clemson fan knows, there has been no season like 1981 in the South Carolina school’s history. That was the year the...

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...

Jimbo Fisher earning better coaching grades

Jimbo Fisher earning better coaching grades

Florida State won’t go away.Maybe that’s because Seminoles football coach Jimbo Fisher has done a better job coaching his team this year than in either of the past two seasons despite the records and titles collected in the 2013 or 2014 seasons. ... Click here for the rest...