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National Championship Preview: #2 Oregon faces off with #4 Ohio State

The old BCS system would have matched up defending national champion Florida State and Alabama for the 2015 national title, and reduced Oregon and Ohio State to a meaningless, if entertaining, Rose Bowl.

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Video: Florida State defeats Virginia Tech, 86-75

It was a battle of freshmen in Tallahassee, as Xavier Rathan-Mayes (22 points) and the Florida State Seminoles edged Justin Bibbs (game-high 25 points) and Virginia Tech 86-75. Hokies guard Adam Smith posted 24 points of his own, but 11 three pointers paved the way to FSU’s first ACC win of the season.

Semifinal Thursday: The first college football playoffs worked

When Alabama went up 21-6 in the second quarter against Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl late Thursday night, it looked like we were on our way to a one-versus-two final that we could have just avoided if not for the push toward four-team playoff.

Playoff Preview: Can Oregon run away from resilient Florida State?

Florida State almost seems to want you to get up big on them. Double digits? Psshaw. Two touchdowns? Three touchdowns? Don’t throw us in that briar patch.


ACC releases 2014 coaches football awards, All-ACC teams

ACC Player of the Year James Conner of Pitt leads the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Football Team, as selected by the league’s 14 head coaches.

UVA women’s soccer falls in national title game to FSU

The UVA women’s soccer team finished the 2014 season as the NCAA runner-up, falling to Florida State 1-0 Sunday afternoon in the Women’s College Cup final at FAU Stadium.

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Video: Highlights from Florida State 34-20 win over UVA

The Florida State Seminoles collected their 25th straight win after an exciting 34-20 victory over Virginia Saturday night. Jameis Winston threw for 261 yards and two TDs.

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Game Review: Inside the UVA 34-20 loss at #2 Florida State

Greyson Lambert had probably his most efficient outing as the UVA starting quarterback, with a passer rating of 132.5 to show for his 20-for-35, 220-yard, three-touchdown effort.

Good effort, expected result: UVA football remains in stasis

If winning six games was what UVA football coach Mike London needs to do to keep his job, he’s a loss away from the moving vans backing up to his office in Bryant Hall.

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Second-quarter disaster dooms UVA in 34-20 loss at #2 Florida State

UVA led #2 Florida State 13-7 at the end of the first quarter with the ball. Before a minute had passed in the second quarter, the ‘Noles had the lead thanks to two Virginia miscues, setting the table for the Seminoles to post an otherwise tough 34-20 win in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday night.

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Game Preview: Can UVA football pull the shocker at #2 Florida State?

Three weeks ago, when UVA was 4-2 at the midway point of what needed to be a turnaround season, it was plausible to think that the November game with #2 FSU could be competitive.

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Game Notes: UVA football travels to #2 Florida State

UVA football (4-5, 2-3 ACC) travels to #2 Florida State (8-0, 5-0 ACC) for an ACC game on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in Tallahassee, Fla.

Mike London can still save his job: All he has to do is beat FSU

The conventional wisdom is that Mike London came into the 2014 season knowing that there was a magic number that would keep him employed at the University of Virginia.

Press Conference: Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher

Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher talks with reporters on Monday. Second-ranked FSU (8-0, 5-0 ACC) hosts UVA (4-5, 2-3 ACC) on Saturday at 6;30 p.m.

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Letter: UNC academic scandal

Personally I think that UNC should abandon their sports program for a couple years, then field a group of students that can play, and do the academics. There are many good kids who have gone on to professional sports, and made excellent examples of what a student-athlete should be.

Right now, anyway, Mississippi State is college football #1

Mississippi State wasn’t even a Top 10 team going into last weekend, but the pasting of then-#6 Texas A&M and then today’s dismantling of #2 Auburn make it clear. For now, anyway, Mississippi State is the best team in the country.

No way Florida State is the best team, right? Well, who is?

Florida State might be the weakest October #1 team in recent memory. Then again, nobody else seems to want to be #1. Four of last week’s top six lost, leading to an unprecedented reshuffling of the AP Top 25.

#2 UVA women’s soccer streaks end at #5 Florida State, 1-0

The second-ranked UVA women’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the season, falling to No. 5 Florida State 1-0 Sunday at the Seminole Soccer Complex.


ESPN announces ACC football game times for Sept. 20

ESPN has announced the following networks for ACC football games of Sept. 20. The game times were announced earlier. All times are Eastern.

Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher talks business

A reporter at the ACC Football Kickoff this week was trying to put Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher on the spot about the money being spent on upgrades to the program’s football facilities.

Florida State leads preseason All-ACC football team with nine selections

Led by preseason MVP and returning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston (Bessemer, Ala.), defending national champion Florida State placed nine players on the 26-man preseason All-ACC team announced Wednesday.

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Chris Graham: Does UVA have enough pitching to make it to Omaha?

It was 4-1 in the seventh. Third-ranked UVA was cruising. Nathan Kirby had given up just an unearned run to a potent Florida State offense. The A bullpen was rested and ready.

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#3 UVA baseball stunned late, falls to #5 Florida State, 6-4

The UVA baseball team concluded the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship with a 6-4 loss to Florida State Saturday evening at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Live Blog: #3 UVA vs. #5 Florida State in ACC Tournament

The final game of pool play in the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship pits #3 UVA (44-12) and #5 Florida State (42-15). The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C.

Video: Which ACC baseball teams are Omaha-ready?

Host Jeff Fischel catches up with ACCDN baseball analyst Sean McNally to discuss Virginia’s huge top 5 series win over FSU, Miami’s incredible streak and if Duke can make some noise in the ACC Tournament.

Has Derek Fisher jumpstarted #1 UVa. baseball?

The short answer: Derek Fisher has been as advertised. After an 0-for-3 return in a 4-2 Virginia loss to North Carolina on April 20, Fisher, a preseason All-America left fielder who missed 25 games with a broken bone in his left field, has been on fire, going 9-for-22 (.409) at the plate with two homers and six runs batted in.

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#1 UVa. baseball takes series at #4 Florida State with 4-3 Sunday win

The No. 1-ranked UVa. baseball team earned another ACC series win with a 4-3 victory at No. 4 Florida State Sunday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla.

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#4 Florida State evens series with #1 UVa. with 7-0 win

The No. 1-ranked UVa. baseball team lost 7-0 at No. 4 Florida State Saturday evening in front of 5,572 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU (33-10, 17-6 ACC) snapped a six-game losing streak to Virginia (36-8, 17-6) while evening the series at a game apiece.

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Derek Fisher two-run double lifts #1 UVa. over #4 Florida State in 10, 5-3

Derek Fisher (Jr., Rexmont, Pa.) hit a tiebreaking two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the No. 1-ranked UVa. baseball team to a 5-3 win at No. 4 Florida State Friday in the opener of a key three-game series at Dick Howser Stadium.

Chris Graham: Are fans turned off by 1-0 baseball games?

UVa. scored a run in the third inning on Sunday in its series finale with Clemson on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Mike Papi that plated Robbie Coman from third base. Who knew then, but that was to be the only run in what turned out to be a 1-0 win for the second-ranked Cavs, who it would be understating things to say have been playing a lot of low-scoring ACC games in 2014.

ACC Tournament monkey: It’s off UVa.’s back now

The ghosts of 1995. As every UVa. basketball fan alive knew all too well, that was the last time a Virginia team won a quarterfinal game in the ACC Tournament.

Has Florida State’s NCAA bubble burst?

Florida State sure could have used a win over ACC regular-season champ UVa. in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday.

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#1 seed UVa. rolls past #9 Florida State, 64-51

#1 seed UVa. broke open a close game in the second half to post a 64-51 win over #9 seed Florida State on Friday in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.

Florida State and the NCAA bubble: Where do they meet?

Going into the 2014 ACC Tournament, Florida State was a first four out team in ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi’s rendering of the NCAA Tournament field. The ‘Noles knew they needed at least a win on Thursday in the second round against Maryland to get on the right side of the bubble. Not that FSU coach Leonard Hamilton is admitting that he even gave it a scintilla of thought or anything.

#9 Florida State dunks #8 Maryland in final second, 67-65, in ACC Tournament

Boris Bojanovsky dunked home a loose ball with four-tenths of a second left to lift #9 seed Florida State to a dramatic 67-65 win over #8 seed Maryland on Thursday in the second round of the 2014 ACC Tournament.

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Florida State rocks UVa. women’s basketball, 82-70

The UVa. women’s basketball team (13-16, 6-10 ACC) lost its final regular-season game of the 2013-14 campaign, falling 82-70 at Florida State (19-10, 7-9 ACC) on Sunday (March 2).

FSU’s Jameis Winston headlines Academic All-ACC Football Team

Duke offensive tackle Perry Simmons, who was named the winner of the 2013 Jim Tatum Award as ACC’s top scholar-athlete, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy Winner and Boston College tailback Andre Williams, who captured the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back, headline the 67-member 2013 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team, announced Monday by Commissioner John Swofford.

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UVa. football to face monster 2014 schedule

The Atlantic Coast Conference released the 2014 football schedules for its member institutions today. Virginia’s slate features 12 regular-season games, including seven home contests.

Chris Graham: Who is this UVa. basketball team?

So much for slowing things down. UVa. outrunned and outgunned an athletic Florida State team for the second time in two weeks, and posted its fourth double-digit ACC win in five games.

UVa. men’s basketball holds on for 78-66 win over Florida State

UVa. led by 19 at the half, and had to withstand a late second half Florida State run, to post a 78-66 win over the Seminoles in ACC action on Saturday in Charlottesville.

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Chris Graham: The unlikely UVa. basketball turnaround

Tennesse 87, Virginia 52. Seems like an eternity ago, doesn’t it? UVa. left Knoxville beaten, battered, one of the bigger disappointments in college basketball.

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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Virginia holds off Florida State rally, wins 62-50

Virginia led by as many as 22 points, then held off a late Florida State rally, to win its ACC opener, 62-50, on Saturday. The Cavs (10-4, 1-0 ACC) only got two minutes out of leading scorer Joe Harris, who left after suffering a possible concussion early in the first half. UVa. also struggled mightily from the foul line, making just 18 of its 33 attempts from the charity stripe.

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UVa. men’s basketball opens ACC play at Florida State on Saturday

UVa. (9-4) opens its 61st year of ACC play at Florida State (9-3) on Saturday, Jan. 4. Tipoff at Donald L. Tucker Center (12,100) in Tallahassee is set for 5 p.m. ET.

Florida State extends Jimbo Fisher’s contract to 2019

Another college football coach has made money because of interest from Texas. Florida State announced today that it has agreed to extend coach Jimbo Fisher’s contract through January 2019. Fisher has led Florida State to a 13-0 record this season and is 45-10 overall in four seasons at the school. The top-ranked Seminoles face #2 Auburn (12-1) in the national championship game on Monday, Jan. 6.

Chris Graham: Yes, Virginia, that Tennessee game just happened

It was as good a time as any to look at the RPI ratings. Going into Monday’s game at Tennessee, Virginia was a decent, if middling, 51st overall, sandwiched between VCU and Mercer. An RPI rating of 51 doesn’t guarantee you an NCAA bid, but you’re close, and if you’re UVa., you’ve got the whole ACC season to build on what was going into Monday night already the 44th-toughest schedule in the country.

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.

Chris Graham: Littlepage votes ‘confidence’ for Mike London

Make no bones about it. Mike London is not on any hot seat at UVa., despite his team’s 2-3 start.

Florida State: Ch-ch-ch-ch-anges

Florida State at Virginia: Oct. 2 Change is the order of the day at Florida State. “We changed our offseason workout program,” said first-year head coach Jimbo Fisher, who takes over for the legendary Bobby Bowden after a subpar 7-6 season in Tallahassee in 2009, beginning the list of changes instituted by Fisher since assuming […]