- U.S., British intelligence agents enter online sic-fi world to spy on gamers
- Sarah Palin to host the outdoors show ‘Amazing America’
- CIA admits $3 billion intelligence operation was a flop
- ‘127 Hours’ author Aron Lee Ralston, who amputated arm in canyon, arrested in Denver
- Men posing as cops break into home of former deputy
- Berkshire County eschews greenback for own currency — BerkShares
- Hagel warns Pakistani leaders of U.S. aid losses over drone-strike protests
- Florida authorities ban autistic boy from owning therapeutic chickens
- Defendant in Lee Rigby machete murder trial: ‘I love al Qaeda’
- Obama lied about Syrian chemical attack, ‘cherry-picked’ intelligence: report
Atlantic Coast Conference preview
Last season: 4-8, 3-5 ACC
Last bowl appearance: 2010 (Fight Hunger Bowl)
Coach: Frank Spaziani (20-19, fourth season)
Player to watch: LB Kevin Pierre-Lewis. It’s not easy finding stars in Chestnut Hill these days, but the Eagles always have at least one superb linebacker. In recent years, there was Mark Herzlich and then Luke Kuechly. Now it’s Pierre-Lewis‘ time for a star turn. The junior is the ACC’s fourth-leading returning tackler on a per-game basis (8.2).
Outlook: Spaziani is optimistic after the Eagles won three of their last five, and the hire of offensive coordinator Doug Martin should help Boston College improve on its inept attacks of the last two years. Still, the Eagles’ victory total has dropped for four years running, and there just isn’t as much talent in the program as there was when BC won consecutive Atlantic Division titles in 2007-08. Reaching a bowl would mark a successful season.
Prediction: 4-8, 2-6 ACC
Last season: 2-10, 1-7 ACC
Last bowl appearance: 2010 (Military Bowl)
Coach: Randy Edsall (2-10, second season)
Player to watch: DE Joe Vellano. The relentless fifth-year senior has worked his way into becoming one of the nation’s elite defensive linemen. His play was one of the few highlights of a lost 2011, and he’ll move out to end as Maryland adopts a 3-4 scheme under new defensive coordinator Brian Stewart.
Outlook: After a horrible debut, things simply can’t be more miserable the second time around for Edsall. At least it seemed that way before junior quarterback C.J. Brown suffered a season-ending knee injury during camp. Maryland will go with true freshman Perry Hills at quarterback, with fellow true freshman Caleb Rowe waiting in the wings. Their ability to adapt quickly will determine whether the Terps chase bowl eligibility or flirt with 10 losses for the third time in four years.
Prediction: 3-9, 1-7 ACC
© Copyright 2013 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
Patrick Stevens has covered Maryland and other Mid-Atlantic college sports for more than a decade. You can reach him at email@example.com.
- George Mason's defense dissipates in 84-74 loss to Northeastern
- Maryland's Pe'Shon Howard willing to let others put ball in the basket
- At 7-5, George Mason looks on the bright side entering CAA play
- Terps beat IUPUI, set for ACC after final tuneup
- Maryland's Jake Layman shows signs of progress in freshman season
Latest Blog Entries
By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
- CURL: Obama tells a whopper on IRS scandal
- WOLF: The president's other Obamacare lies
- Tech companies call for an end to NSA online snooping
- Lawmakers see 'false narrative' of Obama as a terrorist fighter
- Satanists petition for statue at Oklahoma Statehouse
- Obama lied about Syrian chemical attack, 'cherry-picked' intelligence: report
- Ted Cruz sees legal landmines ahead for Obamacare
- MSNBC host: Obamacare a 'wealthy white men' racist word
- Bill OReilly reminds: Nelson Mandela was a communist
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Let’s talk about everything, especially the absurdity of it all
Find the latest news and happening that effect those in the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland Metro region.
Never apologetic. Never afraid. Lieutenant Colonel Allen B. West joins Communities to bring tales from the biggest Foxhole of them all, the one inside the Beltway.
This column will cover anything that has anything remotely to do with the game of baseball, from the game itself to mid-summer trades to offseason moves.
White House pets gone wild!
Let it snow