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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...

ACC overtakes SEC in college football

ACC overtakes SEC in college football

In football’s quest to become a year-round sport, it’s never too early to look ahead to the 2017 season.The national title Clemson claimed Monday night was the ACC’s second in four years, and the league has been represented in the College Football Playoff all three years. The...

Beamer and Fuente make it work at Virginia Tech

Beamer and Fuente make it work at Virginia Tech

Following a legend is never easy. Some coaches handle it better than others. Count among them retired Virginia Tech legendary coach Frank Beamer and his successor, Justin Fuente.An egregious example of how not to do it involved North Carolina basketball at the turn of the...

Boston College ready to bounce back

Boston College ready to bounce back

Football coaches confronting a tough season typically keep players around them as shields to deflect some of the tougher questions. Boston College head coach Steve Addazio might have been expected to let his players do most of the talking at the recent ACC Media Days,...

Temple building stronger foundation

Temple building stronger foundation

One sign that optimism surrounds Temple football for the 2016 season was the crowd of 3,500 that turned out for the Owls’ spring game at Chodoff Field.That may not sound like much in Tuscaloosa, but if you don’t realize 3,500 fans for a Temple spring game is a sign of great...

Matt Ryan provides Boston College a boost

Matt Ryan provides Boston College a boost

These are obviously tough times for optimism at Boston College.One of the proven tonics for such a malady tempering preseason ticket sales is to bring a high-profile alumnus back to camps to remind the fan base what the program can produce. If he’s an NFL quarterback, that’s...