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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.
FBS' sack leader in 2016 could be the first defensive end off the board next spring.
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.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Third-round pick John Johnson said he "knew there was a shot" the Rams would draft him, "but I wouldn't say they were on me hot." How does he see himself? "I think I fit best as a safety, although I think I have a corner body type. I came into Boston College as a corner. I like covering man-to-man, and I like covering zone."
John Johnson fills Rams need at safety
Los Angeles drafted the Boston College safety in the third round, and get an instinctive and fluid athlete who shows quality range.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
The Rams got their DB. It's John Johnson, a safety out of Boston College, taken with the 91st overall pick to complete Day 2. Both of the Rams' safeties (Maurice Alexander and Lamarcus Joyner, transitioning from slot corner) are unrestricted free agents next offseason. So is their main backup (Cody Davis). Johnson is deemed to have good athleticism and ball skills. 6 feet, 208 pounds.
The ACC is chock full of strong pass-rushers, including DeMarcus Walker's former teammates at Florida State and NC State's Bradley Chubb.
Martin Jarmond has been hired by Boston College and will become the youngest Power 5 athletic director in the nation.
Spring is a time for optimism. But before you start saving for bowl tickets here's a look at why each team won't win the ACC.
Connor Strachan is rehabbing a shoulder injury, but he's managed to remain active with the team by offering up his wisdom to BC's younger linebackers.
Dave Doeren, Bronco Mendenhall and Steve Addazio face added pressure for different reasons this fall as their programs work to take the next step.
BC finished 2016 by winning three straight and enters spring ball with ample enthusiasm. But there are some things to sort out, such as the QB spot.
Boston College's rushing offense has steadily declined over the past few years. Addazio needs to get that number up in ACC play to stay in Chestnut Hill.
Harold Landry had 16.5 sacks as a junior and a decent NFL draft grade, but the Boston College standout has more goals to achieve in college.
Boston College has had some success during Steve Addazio's four seasons, but quarterback is a question and September could be tough.
Boston College athletic director Brad Bates is stepping down at the end of the academic year to join a consulting firm.
The Coastal champion may not win the ACC title, but it could still make a New Year's Six game. Plus, who follows DeShaun Watson and who might surprise.