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Under pressure: Defenses thriving in sack-happy ACC

Each week, the Pittsburgh coaching staff jots down a number representing the amount of sacks they’d like the Panthers to have during a given game. Sophomore defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman …

ACC coaches not fond of league’s Friday night showcases

When the Atlantic Coast Conference football schedule was finalized, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson did a double-take – none of his team’s first three games would be on a Saturday.

NC State-Wake Forest matchup tops ACC’s Week 10 schedule

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 10:

ACC This Week: Duke-UNC matchup headlines Week 9

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 9:

Undefeated Clemson not bothered by slide from No. 1

Clemson keeps winning but has dropped from first to fourth in the poll. Its coaches and players don’t seem bothered in the least.

Clemson’s dominance provides lift for struggling ACC

Clemson is once again sitting atop the Atlantic Coast Conference – and the third-ranked Tigers are putting the struggling league on their back and bringing the ACC along for the …

Duke picked to win ACC; Jordan Nwora voted preseason player of year

Duke is the preseason pick to win the Atlantic Coast Conference while Louisville forward Jordan Nwora is the league’s preseason player of the year.

FSU-Clemson matchup tops ACC’s Week 7 schedule

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 7:

ACC waits to see who steps into star spotlight

Notre Dame coach Mike Brey can’t help but feel a bit of excitement simply by what he doesn’t see around the Atlantic Coast Conference from last year. No Zion Williamson …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Mike Krzyzewski says California law a needed conversation starter

Mike Krzyzewski believes it’s time for college sports to get in step with the times when it comes to paying athletes, though the Duke coach said getting there raises a …

Grad transfers Christian Keeling, Justin Pierce bolster North Carolina’s scoring punch

Christian Keeling and Justin Pierce know they can’t take long to adapt to new roles as graduate transfers at North Carolina. That’s because the Tar Heels need immediate help after …

Injury-plagued Georgia Tech reeling on offense, last in nation

Georgia Tech hasn’t been able to catch a break on offense. The Yellow Jackets rank last in the nation with a paltry 13.5 scoring average, and first-year coach Geoff Collins …

No. 2 Clemson say they’ve been here before after close call

Clemson has taken a step back in the rankings and many of the Tigers are saying that’s not a bad thing. The second-ranked Tigers slipped from their perch atop the …

No. 1 Clemson comfortable building depth, not player resumes

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence knows sitting and watching when the Tigers have big leads is no way to win a Heisman Trophy. It is, he said, it is a way …

Virginia-Notre Dame matchup headlines ACC’s Week 5

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 5:

Beer, wine, spiked cider becoming popular at ACC stadiums

There’s a growing trend at Atlantic Coast Conference football games: alcohol sales to the general public. Now everyone can enjoy their beverage of choice at most ACC stadiums, not just …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

With his slain brother in mind, Edwin Pata recruits at Miami

Edwin Pata’s job is to convince top high school football players that the University of Miami is the best possible place for them to attend college. He does it to …

ACC preview: It’s 4-time champion Clemson and everyone else

Reigning national champion Clemson is chasing a fifth straight football championship in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tigers are the preseason favorites and made up nearly half of the preseason …

Clemson needs to fill major holes on defensive line

Clemson has several holes to fill on defense after its second national football championship in three years. The Tigers have lost seven starters from the team that defeated Alabama 44-16 …

Virginia looking for playmakers to help QB Bryce Perkins

Virginia is looking for playmakers to step in and help dual-threat quarterback Bryce Perkins. The Cavaliers need to replace wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus and running back Jordan Ellis, who both …

14 ACC players who could break out during fall camp

A look at football players in the Atlantic Coast Conference this spring who are poised to break out this fall.

ACC teams look to answer questions at quarterback

The list of proven quarterbacks in the Atlantic Coast Conference is short. In fact, it basically starts and ends with Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence. Ten schools faced questions of varying degrees …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018

Gonzaga enjoys Maui Invitational title, but keeps focus on future

ESPN aired footage of Few performing a nifty back-flip into the ocean off Black Rock, a landmark lava promontory near the team hotel, the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018

John Blanchette: Gonzaga puts up its dukes in true championship form

They didn’t win the national championship. It only felt that way.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018

Analysis: Gonzaga uses hot-shooting start, lock-down-defensive finish to down No. 1 Duke, win Maui Invitational title

With the clock seemingly in slow motion over the last 8 minutes, Gonzaga’s lead, once at 16 points, dwindled to six, then two, before Duke finally tied it with 1:40 …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018

Gonzaga-Duke: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 89-87 victory over the Blue Devils at the Maui Invitational

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 89-87 win over Duke on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Lahaina Civic Center in …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018

TV Take: Defense down the stretch gives Gonzaga perfect ending to Maui Invitational with title win over Duke

This is what everybody wanted, right? No. 1 Duke versus No. 3 Gonzaga for the championship of the best early-season tournament of the year, the Maui Invitational. And the game …

Duke has been a defensive nightmare for Gonzaga in three previous meetings

Over the years, the Gonzaga men’s basketball team has faced Duke three times – all Blue Devils victories. The No. 3 Zags hope the fourth time will be the charm …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

How will Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke handle Duke’s Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish? We’ll find out in the Maui Invitational final

Hachimura would be giving away roughly 50 pounds, but he is Gonzaga’s strongest interior player and had success defending 260-pound Jock Landale last season. Clarke is an option, but he’d …

ACC preview: Clemson aims for 4th straight title in dominating run

Clemson is the overwhelming favorite to win a fourth straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship. The Tigers have lost just two games against league opponents in the past three seasons. Another …