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2016 Schedule
7-6, 4th in ACC - Atlantic
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3dDavid M. Hale

ACC position rankings: Special teams

With spring ball not far off, we continue our check-in on the ACC's top units with a look at special teams, where Virginia Tech leads a solid pack.

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5dAndrea Adelson

ACC position rankings: Defensive line

Clemson could have the nation's best defensive line, and despite losing DeMarcus Walker the line at Florida State isn't too far behind.

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11dDavid M. Hale

Instant impact recruit: NC State Wolfpack

Running back Erin Collins is expected to get an opportunity fill the Wolfpack's need for a versatile, change-of-pace runner.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: NC State defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen is leaving for the same post with the New Orleans Saints. Fox Sports first reported the move. Nielsen coached a defensive line that rivaled Clemson's for best in the ACC last year.

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ACC leaders fare well in recruiting

Florida State, Clemson, Miami and Virginia Tech hauled in top-25 recruiting classes. North Carolina and Louisville weren't too far behind.

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Grading the 2017 ACC recruiting classes

Florida State and Clemson, as expected, dominated on the national signing day, but Mark Richt has Miami right on their heels.

Wolfpack's pro day workouts set for March 20

NC State is scheduled to hold its pro day for this year's draft-eligible prospects on March 20 at 8 a.m. ET. Pro day schedules

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Bradley Chubb back for more in 2017

Chubb ranked fourth nationally in tackles for loss (22) and 19th in sacks (10.5) last season. He'll continue to play a big role for NC State on a defensive line that will return mostly intact next fall. Top 25 returning players (Insider)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the schools that voted against the proposal to ban offseason trips for practice during a vacation period: NC State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Illinois, Michigan, South Carolina, Washington, West Virginia.

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30dJared Shanker

ACC's top 25 returning players in 2017

Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and a bevy of Florida State Seminoles lead the top 25 returning players in the ACC.

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37dMark Schlabach

The 2016-17 All-Bowl team

From Deshaun Watson to Jonathan Allen to Dalvin Cook, it was a bowl season filled with spectacular performances. Here are the best of the best.

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39dDavid M. Hale

Clemson's stars highlight ACC All-Bowl team

It's certainly not the biggest prize they've won this week, but members of national champion Clemson dominate the bowl season All-ACC team.

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Doeren involved in championship MegaCast

NC State coach Dave Doeren will take part in the Coaches Film Room broadcast during Monday night's national championship game. 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPNews/WatchESPN

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb will return for his senior season, huge news for a Wolfpack defense that brings back 16 starters for 2017. Every starter on the line returns off a group that had 89 tackles for loss and 37 sacks. Chubb had 10.5 sacks and 22 TFLs on his own and is a likely choice for preseason All-ACC honors.

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47dAndrea Adelson

All hail the ACC, the new king of bowl season

For years, the ACC fought the idea that it wasn't on par with the SEC or Big Ten. But its 2016 bowl record is further proof the landscape has changed.

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Has the ACC already won bowl season?

The ACC can finish no worse than 8-4 in bowl games, but the SEC can still finish with an 8-5 record and a national championship. A 5-5 record is within reach for the Big Ten.

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