Atlantic Coast Conference football has enjoyed a long run in the starring role on Thursday Night Lights.
Jimmer Fredette scored 17 points and Luke Babbitt added 15 to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 98-86 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
Justin Thomas says his will to win drove him — and Georgia Tech — to comeback wins over Georgia Southern and Virginia Tech in his memorable first month as the Yellow Jackets’ starting quarterback.
Everyone around the ACC was talking this summer about the conference’s rising national profile.
For Louisville, all the big plays seemed to come in one big wave. And it was more than enough for the Cardinals to put Florida International away on Saturday night.
Dominique Brown’s 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian’s 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville’s big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night.
It’s been over eight months since the Miami Hurricanes last played a down of football. The wait for a new season may have seemed longer due to the way that the Hurricanes ended their 2013 campaign.
A lot has changed for Louisville since it throttled Miami last December at the Russell Athletic Bowl.
Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer for the go-ahead score with 39 seconds left and Julius Randle made a pair of clutch free throws to lift Kentucky to a 74-69 victory over their in-state rivals.
Former Miami Northwestern quarterback Teddy Bridgewater may have seen his elite draft status knocked down just a little bit after his pro day on Monday.