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Nine ACC alums taken in NFL Draft first round: Ties for most of any conference

When Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was tabbed as the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft it marked the first time since 2006 that an Atlantic Coast Conference football player has been the first player chosen in the Draft.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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ACC Football Players of the Week for Nov. 3

Four student-athletes from Florida State head up the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week following their performances in last Thursday night’s 42-31 win at Louisville.


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.


Oh, yeah, good idea: Johnny Football to counsel Famous Jameis?

This makes total sense: Johnny Manziel, who will soon be missing college as much as Matt Leinart and Brian Bosworth, is planning to contact fellow basket-case wunderkind Jameis Winston, the idea being that in so doing one Heisman Trophy winner can help another avoid, I don’t know, what could either of these guys not get in stupid trouble for doing now?


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Is UVA in contention in ACC Coastal?

On the one hand, it’s hard to get too excited about a 2-2 start. On the other hand, it’s a 2-2 start after playing three games against ranked teams, and UVA football was in all three.


Greyson Lambert needs to be the guy for UVA

It was obvious before last week’s 23-21 win over then-#21 Louisville that UVA coach Mike London needed to just go with Greyson Lambert as his quarterback.


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ODU football’s Taylor Heinicke named to Manning Award Watch List

ODU quarterback Taylor Heinicke was named to the Manning Award Watch List on Thursday.


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.


ACC Football Kickoff: This Is SportsCenter comes to life

We sit down for the big banquet at the ACC Football Kickoff last night, and my wife, a Virginia Tech alum, class of 1999, notices somebody familiar at the next table.


Press Conference: Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher

Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher talks with reporters at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.


Florida State Press Conference: Jameis Winston

ACC Football Kickoff interview with Florida State Heisman Tropy- and national championship-winning quarterback Jameis Winston.


Florida State Press Conference: P.J. Williams

ACC Football Kickoff interview with Florida State defensive standout P.J. Williams.


Video: Florida State’s Jameis Winston, P.J. Williams discuss defending national title

ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel chats with Florida State QB Jameis Winston and DB P.J. Williams at ACC Kickoff. Winston and Williams talk about the pressure of defending the national title and who is the best player on the Seminoles squad.


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ODU QB Taylor Heinicke named to Davey O’Brien Award Watch List

ODU quarterback Taylor Heinicke was named to the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List, the award committee announced on Wednesday.


ACC well represented at the ESPYs

Seven former and current ACC student-athletes, in addition to one team are among the finalists for recognition in ESPN’s annual awards show.


Be the Exclusive Sponsor of ACC Football Kickoff coverage

Augusta Free Press is headed to the ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C. on July 20-22. Editor Chris Graham will interview coaches and players, including UVA coach Mike London, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, Heisman Trophy-winning Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, and more.


Augusta Free Press headed to the ACC Football Kickoff

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Thursday the names of the 28 football student-athletes who have been chosen by its 14 league schools to attend the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff, July 20-21 at the Grandover Resort located in Greensboro, N.C.


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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Video: #1 UVa. baseball tops #4 Florida State, 5-3

#1 UVa. and #4 Florida State needed extra innings in the first game of the weekend series as the Cavaliers take it 5-3 in 10 frames. Derek Fisher delivered the game-winning 2-run double off of Jameis Winston in the 10th inning. Nick Howard struck out the side to secure his 14th save of the season.


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.


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.


Chris Graham: The tweeting lawyer and Jameis Winston

ESPN’s Heather Cox asked Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston about the sexual assault investigation that threatened to derail his Heisman Trophy candidacy and his future as a free man following FSU’s 45-7 win over Duke in the ACC Championship Game on Saturday.


FSU’s Jameis Winston named Heisman Trophy finalist

Florida State has two Heisman Trophy winners in its storied history. Jameis Winston now has the chance to forever place his name alongside ‘Noles greats Charlie Ward and Chris Weinke. Winston, FSU’s redshirt freshman quarterback, was named one of six finalists for the 2013 Heisman Trophy Monday night.


ACC football players of the week for Nov. 4

The Clemson quarterback-receiver duo of Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins has earned Atlantic Coast Conference football weekly honors, and Boston College offensive tackle Ian White and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis were also among the eight student-athletes cited by the ACC on Monday.


ACC has five Bednarik Award semifinalists

Five ACC players, more than any other conference, have been named semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, presented annually by the Maxwell Football Club, to the nation’s top defensive player, the Club announced Tuesday.


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.


ACC football players of the week

Florida State’s impressive 51-14 win at third-ranked Clemson on Saturday night was reflected in the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week honors announced on Monday. The Seminoles swept all three of the ACC’s weekly offensive awards and were recognized at six positions total, led by national award winners Jameis Winston and Lamarcus Joyner.


ACC football players of the week

Quarterbacks Tajh Boyd of Clemson and Jameis Winston of Florida State head up the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Player of the Week honorees for Week 6 after leading their teams to conference victories with eye-opening performances on Saturday.