Defending national champion Clemson looks to bolster its run game while waiting on a new QB. Louisville hopes a former QB can help Lamar Jackson at RB.
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Increased investment in football programs across the league has attracted high-quality coaches and contributed to the ACC's recent on-field success.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
Boston College defensive end Harold Landry returns to the Eagles to pursue a lifelong goal: becoming a first-round draft pick in 2018. But he has more on his plate than just football. Landry recently got engaged, had a baby boy in June and is on track to graduate in December. But he wouldn't want it any other way.
ACC media days kick off Thursday, with Boston College coach Steve Addazio and two of his players scheduled to take the podium at approximately 2:36 p.m. ET. Watch live on ACCN Extra/WatchESPN.
Preseason media events rarely provide news, but sometimes it becomes clear a player is headed for greatness, and the ACC again has a few candidates.
Baker named to Rimington Award watch list
Boston College C Jon Baker was one of five ACC players named to the Rimington Award watch list. The award honors the nation's top center.
Sweeney named to Mackey watch list
Boston College junior TE Tommy Sweeney was named to the Mackey Award watch list on Tuesday. The award goes to the nation's top tight end. Last season, Sweeney caught 26 passes for 353 yards and three touchdowns.
Landry on Bednarik Award watch list
The ACC is well represented on the preseason Bednarik Award watch list with 18 players, including Boston College DE Harold Landry. The honor is given to the nation's top defensive player.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Michigan State and Boston College have agreed to a home-and-home series. The schools will play at Boston College in 2024, and it Michigan State in 2025. Boston College also faces Big Ten opponents in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2026 and 2027.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
ACC commissioner John Swofford said he expects the revenue gap between his conference and the Big Ten and SEC to close once the ACC Network launches in 2019. "That's why we're doing the channel," Swofford said. "We fully expect a gap with particularly the Big Ten and SEC here for a couple of years but that's the very reason we've signed to do what we're doing. We fully expect that gap will narrow considerably when we get the channel up and running."
William Weinbaum ESPN
Welles Crowther, whose 9/11 heroism continues to inspire, would have turned 40, Wed., May 17. The former Boston College lacrosse player died while saving others in the World Trade Center. His family, friends, college, high school (Nyack, N.Y.) and people worldwide perpetuate his legacy. In 2011, ESPN presented his story, and last year, ESPN's Tom Rinaldi authored the best-selling "The Red Bandanna."
While defenses could be historically strong in the ACC this fall, based on returning talent, the teams that buck that trend should be favorites.
With Dalvin Cook, Wayne Gallman, James Conner and other productive runners moving on, it's a changing of the guard at running back in the ACC.
Exciting young talent at Florida State and toughness in the trenches at NC State make them contenders in a loaded division.
While strong QB play got the ACC's headlines in 2016, the defenses, which feature some of the league's top stars, may generate a national buzz in '17.
If the Seminoles can find a few reliable receivers, they'll be tough to beat once again.
Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer
The Bills select Boston College LB Matt Milano with the No. 163 pick (fifth round), their first selection since No. 63. He was the No. 229 ranked player by ESPN but addresses the Bills' biggest remaining need, outside linebacker. Milano is 6-foot-1 and 223 pounds and should be an immediate contributor on special teams.