Tag: Championship Game

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College Football Playoff: It worked

Ohio State wasn’t even supposed to be in the College Football Playoff. Remember that bit of controversy? The Buckeyes jumped TCU and Baylor after blasting Wisconsin in the B1G Championship Game, and the Big 12 wanted a congressional investigation.


Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks UVA-Florida State on Florida station

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham was a guest on “The Mark Moses Show” on 95.9-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla., on Thursday to preview Saturday’s ACC football game between UVA and #2 Florida State.


UVA football fans: About to jump ship?

I had a conversation with a fellow UVA football fan last week that went something like this: Mike London is a good coach, a great recruiter, and he’s the guy who can get Virginia football back to where it was under George Welsh.


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Thompson Square and Chase Rice Performing at 2014 ACC FanFest

Multi-platinum national recording duo Thompson Square and country music star Chase Rice will perform at the 2014 ACC FanFest presented by AT&T, game officials announced.


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How does UVA football match up with defending ACC Coastal champ Duke?

Duke football is riding about as high as you can get in that sport on that campus. A 5-1 start on the heels of a 10-win season that landed the Blue Devils in the 2013 ACC Championship Game and the Chick-fil-A Bowl is what David Cutcliffe has fans almost expecting now.


UVA football midterm grades: Is an A possible?

A critic of Mike London commenting on Augusta Free Press this week pointed to the anemic offensive efficiency rating for the UVA offense in the ESPN Football Power Index. Yikes, yeah, 89th in the country among the 128 FBS teams. That’s bad, beyond bad.


Blind eye: UVA hopes fans show up Saturday night for Pitt game

UVa defensive end Eli Harold, at least, has an idea for how the athletics department can take a step to try to fill up Scott Stadium for Saturday’s key ACC clash with Pitt.


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Former UVA football coach George Welsh named ACC Legend

Former UVA head coach George Welsh was announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Thursday as one of its Class of 2014 Legends for the 10th annual Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game.


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ACC announces 2014 Football Championship Game Legends Class

The ACC announced the 2014 Class of Legends for its 10th Annual Dr Pepper Football Championship Game, which will be played in Charlotte, N.C. on December 6.


Fresh start: Georgia Tech transfer Vad Lee looks to lead JMU football turnaround

Vad Lee has experiences. He saw time for Georgia Tech in the 2012 ACC Championship Game against Florida State and the 2012 Sun Bowl in which the Yellow Jackets beat USC. He started all 13 games as a redshirt sophomore in 2013, and while Tech finished a disappointing 7-6, it wasn’t because of the offense, which Lee helped finish fourth in the ACC on yards per play running Paul Johnson’s tricky triple-threat option.


Virginia Tech, and Frank Beamer, in unfamiliar underdog role

From the questions that were being asked, you’d think that Virginia Tech football was on a streak of losing seasons or something.


ACC Football Kickoff: Florida State, Miami picked to meet in title game

Defending national champion Florida State is the consensus choice to repeat as Atlantic Division champion and defeat Miami in the 10th annual Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game, according to a poll of media members in attendance at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff at Grandover Resort.


ACC, USA Football join forces in promotion of player safety

The ACC today joined more than two dozen leading organizations across medicine, child advocacy and athletics to partner with USA Football by endorsing the independent nonprofit’s Heads Up Football® program.


Ticket sales begin for 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game

Ticket sales for the 2014 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will begin this Friday and Saturday.


#3 UVA baseball faces UNC in ACC Baseball Championship

The UVA baseball team cotninues its three-game appearance in the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship Friday at 7 p.m. against North Carolina in a game at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, North Carolina.


Richmond Raiders drop season opener to Trenton, 52-17

Following last season’s opening night 42 point loss to the eventual champion Alabama Hammers, the Richmond Raiders were hoping for a better start to the 2014 campaign when they hit the road to take on the expansion Trenton Freedom. But it was a similar result for Richmond as the Freedom cruised to a 52-17 win Sunday afternoon.


ACC donates runnerup gear overseas

The Atlantic Coast Conference continued its participation in the World Vision’s “Gifts-in-Kind” Program, which allows the league to donate its runner-up ACC championship gear to those in need in developing countries. Gear from both the ACC Women’s and Men’s Basketball Tournaments was donated.


ACC reaches deal with Charlotte to host football title game through 2019

The Atlantic Coast Conference and the Charlotte Sports Foundation have reached an agreement which will keep the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game in Charlotte through the end of this decade, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced Monday.


Sports Beat: Florida State wins national title, ACC’s first since 2000

#1 Florida State defeated #2 Auburn 34-31 in the BCS National Championship Game Monday night, returning the ACC to the national-title picture for the first time since FSU defeated then-Big East member Virginia Tech for the 2000 championship.


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Chris Graham: Why has Virginia Tech football come back to the pack?

Eight straight 10-win seasons, and 11 of 13. Seems like forever ago at Virginia Tech now, doesn’t it? And yet it was just two years ago when the Hokies were 11-1 and looking ahead to an ACC Championship Game rematch with Clemson. Since that point, Tech is just 14-12, and a key reason why is the running game.


Winners/Losers: Another College Football Saturday

WINNER: Florida State. The Seminoles’ football national-title hopes were improved dramatically when #3 Oregon lost at #5 Stanford on Thursday. Oregon was the team best poised to leapfrog FSU into the #2 position in the BCS down the stretch.


Miami, Virginia Tech ready to challenge in the ACC … nevermind

Earlier this week, I laid out the argument for how the ACC had not one, but three national-title contenders. Florida State is the obvious one, at #2 in the BCS rankings after its 51-14 demolition of then-third-ranked Clemson last week. But Miami came into the week ranked seventh, with a game at FSU next week and a game at home against #14 Virginia Tech, the other contender in my argument.


Chris Graham: Florida State and nothing else? Not hardly

Washington Post columnist John Feinstein seems to think that ACC football is Florida State and the 13 Dwarfs. Um, John, hate to break this to you, but … you’re showing no respect at all for Miami and Virginia Tech in that assessment.