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Blue Devils trying to flip roles with Hokies

Blue Devils trying to flip roles with Hokies

Virginia Tech-Duke suddenly turned into a key ACC Coastal Division game. You can tell by the ESPN-dictated starting time: 7 p.m. Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham.Virginia Tech was a preseason Coastal favorite, along with Miami, despite the Hokies’ off-season losses on...

East Carolina taking on the unexpected

East Carolina taking on the unexpected

East Carolina’s football team returned home at 4 a.m. Sunday following 12 hotel days, countless texts and calls to family coping with Hurricane Florence and, finally, an agonizing Saturday night loss at South Florida.If the Pirates had turned up flat in their American Athletic...

Montgomery comments on Virginia Tech tweet

Montgomery comments on Virginia Tech tweet

In the era of social media, there’s little doubt that East Carolina’s football team knew about a Virginia Tech tweet that seemed to question the Pirates’ decision to cancel their Sept. 15 game against the Hokies.ECU last Tuesday announced its football team would not be traveling...

Virginia Tech QB looks ahead to season

Virginia Tech QB looks ahead to season

My story in the Detroit Free Press on Josh Jackson from ACC media days* * *I invite you to follow me on Twitter @shanny4055Tom Shanahan, Author: Raye of Light http://tinyurl.com/knsqtqu-- Book on Michigan State's leading role in the integration of college football. It...

Clemson silences Virginia Tech

Clemson silences Virginia Tech

Alabama North marches on.The Clemson Tigers continued to win, similar to Alabama’s dominating style, as the No. 2-ranked team traveled to Virginia Tech on Saturday and beat the No. 12 Hokies, 31-17. ... Click here for the rest of my FanRag Sports...

ACC fails to measure up as best conference

ACC fails to measure up as best conference

The bottom fell out of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The top capsized, too.The mighty USS Duke and Louisville both went down on Sunday among eight ACC teams eliminated the first week of the NCAA Tournament. Only North Carolina is left hanging on and hoping the shell will stay...

Young ACC corners make their mark early

Young ACC corners make their mark early

Cornerback is one of those positions that used to require seasoned veterans. Rare was the incoming freshman that played. They needed time to learn the college game.But that’s not necessarily the case anymore. The mature true freshmen with ability are pressed into action. Nine of...

Virginians top returning ACC linebackers

Virginians top returning ACC linebackers

Virginia’s Micah Kiser is the ACC’s most prominent returning linebacker, but rival Virginia Tech tops the conference in linebacker numbers and talent. All three starters are back with two who earned All-ACC honors.The defending ACC Coastal Division champions again line up with...

ACC returns another strong cast of receivers

ACC returns another strong cast of receivers

The ACC does wide receivers, too. Dynamic wideouts were one reason the ACC supplanted the SEC as the nation’s top football conference in 2016.The so-called basketball conference was highlighted by the play of Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson leading the Tigers to the national...

NC State starting to play to its potential

NC State starting to play to its potential

North Carolina State sometimes looks like a team that can beat anybody in the ACC. But the Wolfpack also can get beaten by any team in the conference as it seeks consistency.N.C. State routed No. 21-ranked Virginia Tech 104-78 behind a triple double from Dennis Smith (27 points,...