Until Notre Dame proves it can beat one of the elite programs in college football on a grand stage, the overall assessment of Notre Dame will be that it is good, but not good enough. But this season appears to be up for grabs with plenty of surprises still to come. Can Notre Dame offer one more surprise?
According to The New York Times, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will host the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament in 2017 and 2018.
Billy Baron, the MAAC Player of the Year, played in the ACC and Atlantic-10 before coming to Canisius, giving him a better perspective than most on the quality of play across conferences.
Malcolm Brogdon scored eight of his 19 points during a decisive second-half run and No. 12 Virginia clinched the top seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament by beating No. 4 Syracuse 75-56 on Saturday.
Jermaine Marshall has been one of the nation’s best transfers. And because of that the Sun Devils are in position to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009.
The Cavaliers have lost one game in 2014 and it was a four-point defeat against Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium. This team is very much a threat to both Syracuse and Duke at the top of the ACC.
While many people debated whether Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, or Julius Randle would be college basketball’s elite freshman this season, Joel Embiid is leaving all of those guys behind in the dust.
There may be other teams that have come to the forefront early in the season like UMass, VCU, or George Washington, but this conference still goes through the Billikens.
Are the two best teams in the country right now scheduled to collide in Pasadena, California? It would be difficult to prove otherwise.
With the competition wide open for the Heisman Trophy, Boston College running back Andre Williams has become a bit of a rising contender.
I said after I saw UConn practice in October that Napier was the best guard in college basketball. And after the first few weeks of the season, it’s hard to waver from that proclamation.
It takes a truly special year by a freshman to deserve the kind of Heisman respect that leads to an invite to New York. Fortunately for Florida State, freshman quarterback Jameis Winston is having just that kind of season so far.
This weekend, college football will shift its attention to the ACC. Playing in the shadows of the SEC the last few years, the ACC will offer this week’s game of the week when Clemson hosts Florida State.
Teddy Bridgewater may be one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, but his best bet to become Louisville’s first Heisman Trophy winner in school history will come from putting up huge numbers and seeing other candidates take a stumble.
Can Louisville repeat? Without question. The Cardinals lost Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng, but there’s still more than enough left over to cut down the nets in Dallas next April.