Atlantic Coast Conference football - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Atlantic Coast Conference football Pick 6: 10-win teams in 2016 likely to slip back in 2017 Alabama makes knocking out double-digit victory seasons look so easy, but for most programs it takes a combination of good play and good fortune that can be difficult to replicate from one year to the next. Twenty-five FBS teams won at least 10 games last season, including the Crimson Tide for the ninth straight season. National champion Clemson is at six... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:24:00 GMT 2017-04-26T17:24:00Z Ex-agent pleads guilty in multi-year UNC sports agent probe HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A former NFL agent has pleaded guilty to violating North Carolina's sports agent law by providing thousands of dollars in improper benefits to three former Tar Heels football players to entice them into signing contracts with him. Terry Watson, 43, of Marietta, Georgia, entered his plea Monday afternoon in a deal to resolve 3½-ye... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:15:00 GMT 2017-04-17T22:15:00Z Spring flings: 6 intriguing quarterback competitions College football teams can be divided into two groups during the spring: Those with quarterback competitions and those without. The ones without are usually kind of boring. There might be position battles all over the depth chart, but nothing quite piques interest like an opening at QB1. Two of the most intriguing quarterback situations... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:08:00 GMT 2017-03-22T06:08:00Z Tar Heels QB Mitch Trubisky draws crowd at UNC pro workouts CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mitch Trubisky tried to ignore the cameras following his every move during North Carolina's pro day, down to the guy holding a pole to extend a microphone over his head as he simply stood around talking with his receivers on a sideline. It's just another facet to Trubisky's "interesting journey" — a rapid rise from quarterback yet... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:15:00 GMT 2017-03-21T20:15:00Z Quarterback Deshaun Watson 'slinging it' at Clemson pro day CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's Deshaun Watson put on an impressive show for NFL teams, making the case at the Tigers' pro day that he should be the first quarterback taken in next month's draft. Watson went through a crisp workout for scouts and evaluators for all 32 teams, including three head coaches: Tennessee's Mike Mularky, Chicago's John Fox and Pittsburgh's Mike Tomli... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:46:00 GMT 2017-03-16T18:46:00Z Ohio State opens spring practice with fewer questions COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Despite losing a big chunk of the starting defensive backfield and two top receivers to the NFL draft, Ohio State is in a far better place this spring than last. Going into spring practice last year, just six starters were returning from a talented team whose best players were lured into the draft, including the top three receivers, three defensive back... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:25:00 GMT 2017-03-07T20:25:00Z Atlanta debuts in MLS at stadium known for college football ATLANTA (AP) — Goals sit at each end of Bobby Dodd Stadium — only these come with nets, not uprights. A worker unwinds a tape measure in what is normally the end zone, measuring off the last bits of the larger field that need to be painted for Atlanta United's very first game. The oldest stadium in major college football is getting a makeover. It's time t... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:26:00 GMT 2017-03-03T08:26:00Z Deshaun Watson lands another award as NFL draft looms FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Deshaun Watson is trying to approach everything leading to the NFL draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for another once-in-a-lifetime moment. Having accomplished his goal of a national championship at Clemson, the dual-threat quarterback said he is now working hard preparing for the draft. The next step is the NFL combine, wh... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:37:00 GMT 2017-02-21T14:37:00Z The Latest: Alabama is signing day champ _ again The Latest on college football's national signing day. (all times Eastern): 7:20 p.m. Alabama is the signing day champion for a seventh straight season, according to 247Sports' composite rankings . The Crimson Tide closed strong as usual and finished with a class that has six five-star recruits. Ohio State and Georgia... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:22:00 GMT 2017-02-02T00:22:00Z No. 1 again: Florida State has top recruiting class in ACC CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Florida State believes they've gotten closer to chasing down national champion and reigning Atlantic Coast Conference champ Clemson with yet another stellar recruiting class. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher assembled a 21-man group Wednesday that was rated sixth nationally by 247Sports Composite and included two top 10 players in running back Cam Akers ... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:02:00 GMT 2017-02-02T00:02:00Z Carlson starts strong at Fox News Channel NEW YORK (AP) — In his first week, Tucker Carlson moved seamlessly into Megyn Kelly's time slot at Fox News Channel without skipping a beat in the ratings. Carlson averaged just under 3 million viewers for his first week of shows in Fox's prime-time lineup, or 10 percent more than the 2.72 million viewers that Kelly averaged all of last year, the Nielsen company said. ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:03:00 GMT 2017-01-18T23:03:00Z Thousands turn out for Clemson football parade, celebration CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Around 70,000 smiling, cheering football fans turned out for the biggest party Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has thrown yet at Death Valley to celebrate the school's first national championship in 35 years. Last year, more than 30,000 people showed up for Swinney's pizza party when Clemson was picked for its first College Football Playof... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:27:00 GMT 2017-01-14T23:27:00Z Clemson's Swinney wins second straight Bear Bryant award HOUSTON (AP) — Dabo Swinney won his second straight Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year award Wednesday night, two days after leading Clemson to its first national championship in 35 years. Swinney is only the second coach to win the award twice, joining Chris Petersen — the winner in 2006 and 2009 at Boise State — and the first to win it in back-to-back seasons. ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 04:07:00 GMT 2017-01-12T04:07:00Z Clemson fans turn out to welcome national champions CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — About 6,000 Clemson fans turned out Tuesday to welcome their national champion Tigers, capping a giddy day of celebration after their team toppled Alabama. People screamed as the buses pulled up, calling out "DE-SHAUN" over and over as Tigers' star quarterback Deshaun Watson walked with his luggage and national championship hat into Clemson's football bu... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:19:00 GMT 2017-01-11T00:19:00Z Clemson win makes big winners out of bettors in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bookmakers were feeling so good about things with Alabama up 14-0 midway through the second quarter of the College Football Championship that they offered 19 points to get bettors to wager on Clemson. They weren't feeling so good later when Clemson's comeback win made big losers out of sports books up and down the Las Vegas Strip. "It was... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:24:00 GMT 2017-01-10T23:24:00Z Watson leaves Clemson, Swinney on solid ground TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Standing on college football's biggest stage and hoisting its top prize, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and dynamic quarterback Deshaun Watson shared the ultimate hug and a few private words. A formidable pairing. An improbable championship. An ideal ending. Swinney and Watson's finale together, a 35-31 upset victory against Alabama in the ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:17:00 GMT 2017-01-10T23:17:00Z TV ratings dip for CFP championship on ESPN; streaming up TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The College Football Championship rematch between Clemson and Alabama drew 680,000 fewer viewers on TV and online than last year's game, though combined viewership for all the New Year's Six bowls and title game was up 15 percent, ESPN said Tuesday. Clemson's 35-31 victory against Alabama on Monday night got a 14.7 overnight rating for ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:46:00 GMT 2017-01-10T21:46:00Z Watson and Clemson dethrone top-ranked Tide, 35-31 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Deshaun Watson took the snap, rolled right and with one of the easiest throws he had to make all night, completed Clemson's journey to the top of college football. A frantic fourth quarter and a championship rematch between Clemson and Alabama was decided with 1 second left on a 2-yard touchdown toss to Hunter Renfrow. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:41:00 GMT 2017-01-10T18:41:00Z Swinney: Penalty on final TD should've been called on 'Bama TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says there should have been a foul called on the Tigers' game-winning touchdown against Alabama, and it should have been called on the Crimson Tide. Swinney said Tuesday that there was defensive pass interference on Clemson receiver Artavis Scott, who made contact with his defender and created some traffic that another Alabama de... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:31:00 GMT 2017-01-10T18:31:00Z As Clemson celebrates a title, so does the ACC TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The national champions. The Heisman Trophy winner. More bowl wins than any other league. Such was the Atlantic Coast Conference's mark on college football this season, and all that prompted Clemson coach Dabo Swinney to let the other leagues in America in what's apparently no longer a secret. "You don't want to play a... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:51:00 GMT 2017-01-10T17:51:00Z Now, it's Alabama that wants to pull a Clemson TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bo Scarbrough and Ryan Anderson sat side by side in Alabama's somber, mostly silent locker room, their shoulders hunched over. Anderson stared glumly at his phone. Scarbrough kept his head down. There was nothing to say. Both the tailback Scarbrough and senior linebacker Anderson delivered big games in Alabama's 35-31... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:23:00 GMT 2017-01-10T17:23:00Z Deshaun Watson isn't worried about where he goes in draft TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Deshaun Watson's next stop is the NFL. That doesn't mean the Clemson quarterback is thinking about where he'll go in the NFL draft. Watson says he's focused on improving, and not his chances of going No. 1 overall. Watson is skipping his senior season at Clemson to go pro, making that decision after going 32-3 as the Tigers' starter and earning his degree.... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:37:00 GMT 2017-01-10T15:37:00Z Swinney says Renfrow's winning TD epitomizes Clemson TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is paying tribute to Tigers wide receiver Hunter Renfrow the morning after the former walk-on caught a touchdown pass with 1 second left to win the national championship. Renfrow caught a 2-yard pass from Deshaun Watson to give Clemson its dramatic 35-31 win over Alabama on Monday night. Watson was one of the ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:32:00 GMT 2017-01-10T15:32:00Z AP Top 25 Heat Check: How will top teams fare in 2017? The teams that started the season Nos. 1 and 2 finished as the top two of 2016. Just not in that order. Clemson was No. 1 in the final AP college football poll , knocking preseason No. 1 Alabama from the top spot when it counted the most. The Tigers beat the Crimson Tide 35-31 Monday night. There was no doubt that the best two teams in college football had played the last ga... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:14:00 GMT 2017-01-10T15:14:00Z What to watch in 2017: Clemson rebuild; Kelly's crossroads Alabama will be great in 2017. That's a given. The Crimson Tide came up just short of its fifth national championship in eight seasons under coach Nick Saban, losing to Clemson 35-31 in the College Football Playoff title game Monday night. But Alabama is likely start next season as the No. 1 team in the country as Dabo Swinney does some rebuilding of the Tigers. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:03:00 GMT 2017-01-10T12:03:00Z Yes! Oh no!! Tigers, Tide fans ride emotional roller coaster CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — They had to wait a year, some 35 years, but jubilant Clemson fans filled the streets near campus after the Tigers wrapped up their first national championship since 1981 with a dramatic victory over seemingly unbeatable Alabama. It was a roller coaster ride of emotions for the Clemson faithful in South Carolina. And for Crimson Tide f... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:09:00 GMT 2017-01-10T11:09:00Z USC jumps to No. 3 behind Clemson, 'Bama in final AP poll TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Clemson finished atop The Associated Press College football poll Tuesday, knocking Alabama from the spot it held all season, and Southern California became the first team to finish as high as No. 3 with three losses. The Tigers were voted No. 1 in the final poll for the first time since 1981. The Crimson Tide was trying to become only t... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:33:00 GMT 2017-01-10T08:33:00Z Clemson's receiver trio comes up big vs. Bama in title game TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Williams took a few steps backward after the final snap, flopped to the ground and waited for the confetti to start falling. It was his least acrobatic move of the night. Williams, Hunter Renfrow and Jordan Leggett were every bit as integral to Clemson's first national championship since 1981 as quarterback and offensive MVP Deshaun Watson. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:19:00 GMT 2017-01-10T07:19:00Z The Latest: Clemson wins national championship, 35-31 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the College Football Playoff national title game (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Deshaun Watson's 2-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with 1 second remaining gave Clemson a wild 35-31 win over Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game. Wa... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:28:00 GMT 2017-01-10T05:28:00Z Alabama dynasty rolls into another champ game with Clemson TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nick Saban and Alabama are on the verge of leaving college football history behind. The top-ranked Crimson Tide face Clemson on Monday night in a College Football Playoff national championship game rematch. A victory would give Alabama five national championships in eight seasons, a feat never completed at the highest level of the sport during the poll era... Sun, 08 Jan 2017 21:23:00 GMT 2017-01-08T21:23:00Z