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Friedlander: Ranking every ACC football head coach entering the 2024 season 28/01/2024

Ranking every ACC coach entering 2024:

Friedlander: Ranking every ACC football head coach entering the 2024 season Thanks to expansion, the ACC’s geographic footprint is now spread from sea to shining sea. The range of opinion over how to rank the league’s best coaches is nearly as wide. It’s best illustrated by the competition for last season’s Coach of the Year award between Florida State’s Mike Norv...

Jay Bilas takes hard stance against court-storming in college hoops 27/01/2024

Jay Bilas does not believe court-storming belongs in college basketball - ever:

Jay Bilas takes hard stance against court-storming in college hoops Jay Bilas does not believe court-storming should be a regular part of college basketball.

Friedlander: New additions Cal and Stanford threaten to water down ACC basketball even further 26/01/2024

Brett Friedlander considers the expanded ACC, and if it will hurt the conference in March.

Friedlander: New additions Cal and Stanford threaten to water down ACC basketball even further While fellow newcomer SMU is playing well, the ACC's 2 West Coast additions haven't distinguished themselves on the court in recent years.

Friedlander: Key takeaways from the ACC’s long, drawn out football schedule reveal 25/01/2024

Our Brett Friedlander shares his takeaways from the ACC's 2024 schedule reveal:

Friedlander: Key takeaways from the ACC’s long, drawn out football schedule reveal The ACC debuts of new members Cal, Stanford and SMU highlight the 2024 conference football schedule that took 3 days to unveil.

Hayes: Take Your Pick — Caleb Williams or Drake Maye? 24/01/2024

The draft isn’t an exact science, but it’s also not as difficult as it seems.

Every week until the first day of the draft (April 25), we’ll compare 2 players at the same position in a Take Your Pick scenario — with expert analysis from 2 NFL scouts.

Hayes: Take Your Pick — Caleb Williams or Drake Maye? Caleb Williams and Drake Maye will be heavily discussed as a potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. NFL scouts break down their game and make their pick.

NC State sets date, kickoff information for 2024 spring game 23/01/2024

NC State has set a date for its 2024 spring football game:

NC State sets date, kickoff information for 2024 spring game NC State has set a date for its 2024 spring football game.

ACC Power Rankings: There is UNC … and everyone else 23/01/2024

Our ACC hoops power rankings for the new week:

ACC Power Rankings: There is UNC … and everyone else UNC continues to roll, while far too many other ACC teams are continuing to battle for an NCAA Tournament bid. Here's our latest, updated rankings.

Friedlander: RJ Davis continues to lift his game to new heights … and he’s taking North Carolina along with him 23/01/2024

Brett Friedlander writes that it was the kind of performance that would make you shake your head and say “wow.” That is unless you’re a member of the Tar Heels who have been watching him do it on almost a daily basis.

Friedlander: RJ Davis continues to lift his game to new heights … and he’s taking North Carolina along with him RJ Davis strengthened his ACC Player of the Year credentials with a career-high 36 points while leading the Tar Heels to their 9th straight win.

Florida State 2024 schedule: ACC announces Week 1 conference game for FSU home opener 22/01/2024

The ACC has released the Week 1 schedule for the 2024 football season:

Florida State 2024 schedule: ACC announces Week 1 conference game for FSU home opener Florida State will host a conference opponent in Week 1, the ACC announced on Monday.

Friedlander: Where does Blake Hinson’s table jump rank among the most infamous ACC hoop celebrations? 22/01/2024

Birds were flying all around the ACC last week.

Friedlander: Where does Blake Hinson’s table jump rank among the most infamous ACC hoop celebrations? Hinson's celebration made for great theater. But he's hardly the 1st visiting player to punctuate a winning performance by taunting opposing fans

Blake Hinson trolls Duke fans after Pitt’s road victory 21/01/2024

He went for it 😂

Blake Hinson trolls Duke fans after Pitt’s road victory Blake Hinson took the opportunity to taunt the Cameron Crazies after Pitt's road win over Duke.

Friedlander: Damon Stoudamire’s winning influence is already starting to rub off on Georgia Tech 19/01/2024

Even though Damon Stoudamire’s building process with the Yellow Jackets is still only in its infancy, the signs that it’s heading in the right direction are already unmistakable.

Friedlander: Damon Stoudamire’s winning influence is already starting to rub off on Georgia Tech The Yellow Jackets' new coach has instilled a belief in his players that is already starting to produce tangible results on the court.

ESPN analyst grades Brennan Armstrong’s 2023 campaign at NC State 18/01/2024

How would you grade Brennan Armstrong's year at NC State?

ESPN analyst grades Brennan Armstrong’s 2023 campaign at NC State ESPN has published its final grade for Brennan Armstrong at NC State.

ACC amends Florida State suit, accuses FSU of breach of contract 18/01/2024

The ACC amended its suit against Florida State, formally accusing FSU of breach of contract:

ACC amends Florida State suit, accuses FSU of breach of contract The ACC ramps up its suit against Florida State over the matter of FSU's battle with the conference over grant of rights and exit fees.

Friedlander: NC State wants respect … and Kevin Keatts’ feisty Wolfpack is ready to fight to get it 17/01/2024

NC State is fighting for respect:

Friedlander: NC State wants respect … and Kevin Keatts’ feisty Wolfpack is ready to fight to get it UNC and Duke still get most of the attention in the Triangle and the ACC. But the Wolfpack are doing everything they can to open some eyes.

ACC issues reprimand to NC State’s DJ Horne for ‘inappropriate gesture’ towards official 17/01/2024

Official statement from the ACC on last night's incident involving DJ Horne:

ACC issues reprimand to NC State’s DJ Horne for ‘inappropriate gesture’ towards official The ACC has issued a reprimand to NC State's DJ Horne for what it called an 'inappropriate gesture.'

DJ Horne apologizes for flipping off ref at end of NC State-Wake Forest game 17/01/2024

DJ Horne has apologized:

DJ Horne apologizes for flipping off ref at end of NC State-Wake Forest game DJ Horne has apologized for his gesture toward an official.

DJ Horne flips off official in closing moments of NC State’s win over Wake Forest 17/01/2024

DJ Horne didn't hold back 😂

DJ Horne flips off official in closing moments of NC State’s win over Wake Forest DJ Horne and NC State had a frustrating night with this crew of ACC officials.

ACC basketball power rankings: Carolina and Duke starting to separate themselves from the field 16/01/2024

Updated ACC basketball power rankings:

ACC basketball power rankings: Carolina and Duke starting to separate themselves from the field ACC power rankings have been updated after another dominant week from North Carolina and Duke.

Friedlander: Ranking the top 10 ACC early entries in the 2024 NFL draft 16/01/2024

Who are the best underclassmen in the NFL Draft?

Saturday Road's got you covered with the ACC's top 10 early entries for 2024:

Friedlander: Ranking the top 10 ACC early entries in the 2024 NFL draft Monday was a busy day for high-profile college players with remaining eligibility announcing their intention to enter the NFL draft. While 2022 Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams of Southern Cal and newly crowned national champions JJ McCarthy and Blake Corum of Michigan were among those taking th...

Friedlander: Ranking this season’s 5 most improved basketball players in the ACC 15/01/2024

Which players have made a big jump in the ACC?

Here are Saturday Road's 5 most improved players to watch in the second half of the season:

Friedlander: Ranking this season’s 5 most improved basketball players in the ACC Sometimes the greatest improvement a player makes is between his freshman and sophomore seasons. But not always, as seen in these 5 players.

Friedlander: From Tallahassee to Clemson to Chapel Hill, Alabama’s coaching search has ACC repercussions 14/01/2024

Examining the ACC repercussions of the Alabama coaching search:

Friedlander: From Tallahassee to Clemson to Chapel Hill, Alabama’s coaching search has ACC repercussions Norvell got a new contract and Dabo got to show off his loyalty while the retirement of 70-something Nick Saban raises questions about Mack Brown's future.

Alabama coaching search: Crimson Tide expected to hire Nick Saban’s replacement, per reports 12/01/2024

BREAKING: Alabama has reportedly settled on a replacement for Nick Saban:

Alabama coaching search: Crimson Tide expected to hire Nick Saban’s replacement, per reports Alabama has found the program's next head coach, who will step in and try to keep things rolling after Nick Saban's retirement.

Friedlander: A way-too-early look at every ACC QB room in 2024 12/01/2024

With Drake Maye and Jordan Travis and Riley Leonard gone, which ACC quarterbacks will rise to the head of the class in 2024?

Friedlander: A way-too-early look at every ACC QB room in 2024

Friedlander: Dabo Swinney might be the right coach for Alabama, but this just isn’t the right time 11/01/2024

Will Dabo Swinney come home if his alma mater calls?

The timing doesn't seem right for Dabo to be the next Alabama coach:

Friedlander: Dabo Swinney might be the right coach for Alabama, but this just isn’t the right time Clemson's recent

Friedlander: UNC can still score, but it’s defense that has the Tar Heels looking like championship contenders 11/01/2024

From Raleigh, Brett Friedlander writes about Carolina's defense in UNC's 67-54 win over NC State:

Friedlander: UNC can still score, but it’s defense that has the Tar Heels looking like championship contenders The Tar Heels are the last remaining undefeated team in ACC play after a lock-down performance against rival NC State.

Nick Saban informs Alabama players he’s retiring, per report 10/01/2024

BREAKING: Huge news out of Alabama!

Nick Saban is reportedly retiring:

Nick Saban informs Alabama players he’s retiring, per report Nick Saban is reportedly retiring as Alabama's head coach after one of the greatest runs in college football history.

Saturday Road’s way-too-early top 10 for 2024 10/01/2024

Way-too-early top 10 for 2024:

Saturday Road’s way-too-early top 10 for 2024 With the 2023 national championship in the books, let's spin it forward to the top 10 for 2024.

NC State lands commitment from Oklahoma transfer RB, Charlotte native 10/01/2024

Big pickup for NC State:

NC State lands commitment from Oklahoma transfer RB, Charlotte native NC State landed a quality running back via the portal on Tuesday.

NC State lands in ESPN’s way-too-early rankings for 2024 season 09/01/2024

Respect for NC State 👏

NC State lands in ESPN’s way-too-early rankings for 2024 season NC State was included in ESPN's way-too-early rankings for next year.

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