Monday, February 25, 2013

2013 ACC football schedules

2013 ACC team-by-team schedules (PDF)

The 2013 ACC football schedules:

Aug. 31 Georgia
Sept. 7 South Carolina State
Sept. 19 at NC State
Sept. 28 Wake Forest
Oct. 5 at Syracuse
Oct. 12 Boston College
Oct. 19 Florida State
Oct. 26 at Maryland
Nov. 2 at Virginia
Nov. 14 Georgia Tech
Nov. 23 The Citadel
Nov. 30 at South Carolina

Aug. 31 N.C. Central
Sept. 7 at Memphis
Sept. 14 Georgia Tech
Sept. 21 Pittsburgh
Sept. 28 Troy
Oct. 5 open
Oct. 12 Navy
Oct. 19 at Virginia
Oct. 26 at Virginia Tech
Nov. 2 open
Nov. 9 N.C. State
Nov. 16 Miami
Nov. 23 at Wake Forest
Nov. 30 at UNC

N.C. State
Aug. 31 Louisiana Tech
Sept. 7 Richmond
Sept. 14 open
Sept. 19 Clemson (ESPN)
Sept. 28 Central Michigan
Oct. 5 at Wake Forest
Oct. 12 Syracuse
Oct. 19 open
Oct. 26 at Florida State
Nov. 2 UNC
Nov. 9 at Duke
Nov. 16 at Boston College
Nov. 23 East Carolina
Nov. 30 Maryland

Aug. 29 at South Carolina (ESPN)
Sept. 7 Middle Tennessee
Sept. 14 open
Sept. 21 at Georgia Tech
Sept. 28 ECU
Oct. 5 at Virginia Tech
Oct. 12 open
Oct. 17 Miami (ESPN)
Oct. 26 Boston College
Nov. 2 at N.C. State
Nov. 9 Virginia
Nov. 16 at Pittsburgh
Nov. 23 Old Dominion
Nov. 30 Duke

Wake Forest
Aug. 29 Presbyterian
Sept. 6 at Boston College
Sept. 14 Louisiana-Monroe
Setp. 21 at Army
Setp. 28 at Clemson
Oct. 5 North Carolina State
Oct. 19 Maryland
Oct. 26 at Miami
Nov. 2 at Syracuse
Nov. 9 Florida State
Nov. 23 Duke
Nov. 30 at Vanderbilt
Composite ACC schedule
Thursday, Aug. 29
UNC at South Carolina, ESPN
Presbyterian at Wake Forest
Friday, Aug. 30
Florida Atlantic at Miami
Saturday, Aug. 31
Villanova at Boston College
Georgia at Clemson
N.C. Central at Duke
Elon at Georgia Tech
Florida International at Maryland
Louisiana Tech at N.C. State
Penn State vs. Syracuse at East Rutherford, N.J.
BYU at Virginia
Alabama vs. Virginia Tech at Atlanta
Monday, Sept. 2
Florida State at Pittsburgh, ESPN, 8 pm
Friday, Sept. 6
Wake Forest at Boston College, ESPN or ESPN2
Saturday, Sept. 7
South Carolina State at Clemson
Duke at Memphis
Old Dominion at Maryland
Florida at Miami
Middle Tennessee at UNC
Richmond at N.C. State
Syracuse at Northwestern
Oregon at Virginia
Western Carolina at Virginia Tech
Saturday, Sept.14
Boston College at USC
Georgia Tech at Duke
Nevada at Florida State
Maryland at Connecticut
New Mexico at Pittsburgh
Wagner at Syracuse
Virginia Tech at East Carolina
Louisiana-Monroe at Wake Forest
Thursday, Sept. 19
Clemson at N.C. State, ESPN
Saturday, Sept. 21
Pittsburgh at Duke
Bethune-Cookman at Florida State
UNC at Georgia Tech
West Virginia vs. Maryland at Baltimore
Savannah State at Miami
Tulane at Syracuse
VMI at Virginia
Marshall at Virginia Tech
Wake Forest at Army
Thursday, Sept. 26
Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, ESPN
Saturday, Sept. 28
Florida State at Boston College
Wake Forest at Clemson
Troy at Duke
Miami at South Florida
East Carolina at UNC
Central Michigan at N.C. State
Virginia at Pittsburgh
Saturday, Oct. 5
Army at Boston College
Clemson at Syracuse
Maryland at Florida State
Georgia Tech at Miami
UNC at Virginia Tech
N.C. State at Wake Forest
Ball State at Virginia
Saturday, Oct. 12
Boston College at Clemson
Navy at Duke
Georgia Tech at BYU
Virginia at Maryland
Syracuse at N.C. State
Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech
Thursday, Oct. 17
Miami at UNC, ESPN
Saturday, Oct.19
Florida State at Clemson
Duke at Virginia
Syracuse at Georgia Tech
Maryland at Wake Forest
Old Dominion at Pittsburgh
Saturday, Oct. 26
Boston College at UNC
Clemson at Maryland
Duke at Virginia Tech
N.C. State at Florida State
Georgia Tech at Virginia
Wake Forest at Miami
Pittsburgh at Navy
Saturday, Nov. 2
Virginia Tech at Boston College
Clemson at Virginia
Miami at Florida State
Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech
UNC at NC State
Wake Forest at Syracuse
Saturday, Nov. 9
Boston College at New Mexico State
N.C. State at Duke
Florida State at Wake Forest
Syracuse at Maryland
Virginia Tech at Miami
Virginia at UNC
Notre Dame at Pittsburgh
Thursday, Nov. 14
Georgia Tech at Clemson, ESPN
Saturday, Nov. 16
N.C. State at Boston College
Miami at Duke
Syracuse at Florida State
Maryland at Virginia Tech
UNC at Pittsburgh
Saturday, Nov. 23
Boston College at Maryland
The Citadel at Clemson
Duke at Wake Forest
Idaho at Florida State
Alabama A&M at Georgia Tech
Virginia at Miami
Old Dominion at UNC
East Carolina at N.C. State
Pittsburgh at Syracuse
Friday, Nov. 29
Miami at Pittsburgh
Saturday, Nov. 30
Boston College at Syracuse
Clemson at South Carolina
Duke at UNC
Florida State at Florida
Georgia at Georgia Tech
Maryland at N.C. State
Virginia Tech at Virginia
Wake Forest at Vanderbilt
Saturday, Dec. 7
ACC Championship Game, at Charlotte

Duke releases 2013 football schedule

Duke released its full 2013 football schedule Monday afternoon. Here it is:

Aug. 31 vs. N.C. Central

Sept. 7 at Memphis

Sept. 14 vs. Georgia Tech

Sept. 21 vs. Pittsburgh

Sept. 28 vs. Troy

Oct. 5 open

Oct. 12 vs. Navy

Oct. 19 at Virginia

Oct. 26 at Virginia Tech

Nov. 2 open

Nov. 9 vs. N.C. State

Nov. 16: vs. Miami

Nov. 23 at Wake Forest

Nov. 30 at North Carolina

Initial reactions:
***Coming off their first bowl appearance since the 1994 season, the Blue Devils will face higher expectations. So, on that note, Duke should go 4-0 in nonconference play. Navy finished 8-5 with its best win probably coming over East Carolina. Troy, from the Sun Belt, finished 5-7 with its best win coming over Navy. And we all saw how terrible Memphis was last season.

***Building off the previous point, Duke should make back-to-back bowl appearances for the first time ever (yes, that's right). In addition to the four winnable nonconference games, the ACC slate provides a few more games that could and should result in victories: Pittsburgh, at Virginia, N.C. State, at Wake Forest and at North Carolina. Miami Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech will probably be more than Duke can handle, but there aren't any Florida State or Clemson-level teams on the schedule this year. Again, six wins should be expected of this squad.

***With the 14-week schedule comes two open dates, and the Blue Devils shouldn't have any gripes with where theirs fall. Last year, Duke played ten straight games before its open date, which was the latest in the ACC. This year, the two weeks break up the schedule nicely.

***On the flip side, conference opponents Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest all play Duke after facing open dates. Beating the Hokies or the Yellow Jackets would have been a tall task even without the scheduling advantage those two teams have. Giving Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe two weeks to prepare is a significant advantage for the Demon Deacons.

***N.C. State comes to Durham the week after hosting UNC, so there's major letdown potential for the Wolfpack (last year, N.C. State lost a heartbreaker to UNC and then turned around and was blown out by Virginia at home the next week). And the Duke-Carolina game is back to Thanksgiving weekend, which is unfortunate, as most students will be away from both campuses. Last year's midseason game had a great atmosphere.

--Laura Keeley, News & Observer

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Video: Miami president Donna Shalala lashes out at NCAA

Miami president Donna Shalala criticized the NCAA regarding the ongoing probe of the University. Shalala released a statement claiming that the Hurricanes had been "wronged" by the NCAA.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Duke brings Scottie Montgomery back to football staff

DURHAM - Scottie Montgomery is coming back to Duke as its associate head football coach and receivers coach.

Coach David Cutcliffe said Monday that Montgomery would be his offensive coordinator in charge of the passing game.

Montgomery was an all-ACC receiver while playing for Duke from 1996-99, and he was an assistant coach under Cutcliffe and Ted Roof from 2006-09.

He spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He replaces Ron Middleton, who left last week for a spot on the Jacksonville Jaguars' staff.

- Associated Press

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Video: Teams battle for top recruits on National Signing Day's Stewart Mandel and Ben Glicksman talk about which teams stand to gain the most from a big signing day.

Video: National Signing Day impact players's Stewart Mandel and Ben Glicksman discuss players who could have an immediate impact in the fall after making their signing day decisions.