Clemson leads with five selections; four each from Florida State, Virginia Tech
Georgia Tech selected to repeat as Coastal Division winner; Tigers' Deshaun Watson tabbed as Preseason Player of the Year.
Tech's defense dominates preseason list. How'd the Hokies compare to the rest of the ACC.
Savvy scheduling by the Tar Heels and Demon Deacons.
Hokies redshirt junior forward meets with Buzz Williams, decides to move on after spending last three weeks away from team.
Frank watched from the box as the Hokies hit their stride to dominate Cincinnati.
Hokies' Kendall Fuller is recognized as the ACC's top cornerback by league's media.
The Hokies erased bad memories of past close games to win their second game against a ranked opponent on the road.
The Hokies drop a winnable game to the Yellow Jackets, losing back-to-back home contests.
Tech suffers major disappointment against the Pirates after huge win over the Buckeyes.
TE Kalvin Cline evokes memories of VT's first students as a combination athlete and cadet.
Want to avoid coach speak, then let coaches talk about other teams in their conference anonymously.
Frank Beamer's conversation with the print media at ACC Kickoff, transcribed.
Willie Byrn is focused on helping Virginia Tech conclude its regular season in Charlotte.
Willie Byrn went from one career reception to 52 over the course of last season. The breakout wideout believes Tech needs to be competing for ACC Championships and knows what the Hokies need to do to get it done.
ACC football teams will continue to play 8 conference games.
ACC votes to remain at 8-game conference schedule— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 12, 2014
As an undergrad, I'd sit at home and tell myself it was okay that I didn't go anywhere for spring break because March Madness was happening. Now that I'm out of college, nothing could possibly get in the way of my absurdly high basketball viewing habits.
We haven't talked about the conference (basketball-wise) on the website much, but given that the "BRAND NEW, BIGGER AND BETTER ACC TOURNAMENT" starts today I figured that there was no better time to write about it than now.
Well that, and I wanted to write about winning basketball teams once this season.
I ranked each of the 15 teams in the tournament by how high I think their chances are to win the thing.
The negative effect an eight game ACC schedule had on a 14-team league became crystal clear last week when the ACC announced the football rotating crossover opponents through 2024. Eight conference games worked well with 12 teams. Teams in opposite divisions would play each other at least once every 4 years, visit and host each other every 5. Moving forward, the ACC is intent on preserving a primary crossover game as well as rotation in which, "Each ACC school will play all of their rotating crossover opponents twice during the 12-year rotation, once at home and once on the road, but not consecutively."
I've tweeted the numbers before, but they bear repeating: from now until 2024, the end of this ACC scheduling cycle, Virginia Tech will play Florida State, Clemson and Louisville five times. It will play East Carolina, a non-ACC member, seven times between 2014 and 2020.
With 14 teams, thanks expansion, playing an 8 game conference schedule, thanks Notre Dame, there was bound to be some repeat road trips by all the schools in the conference. Duke will once again come to Lane Stadium, and Tech will travel back to Miami and Boston College.
The games with opponents traveling to the same site as in 2012 are: Duke at Wake Forest; Duke at Virginia Tech; Miami at Duke; Georgia Tech at Clemson; Virginia Tech at Boston College; and Virginia Tech at Miami.
Before this release, I thought Tech would return to Pittsburgh, instead Miami and Georgia Tech end up back together in the home-away rotation.
Though the conference is releasing just the 2013 ACC opponents at this time, this schedule model may be used as the basis for a full, multi-year schedule in the future.