Team by Team Schedule

BOSTON COLLEGE


Aug. 30 at UMass
Sept. 5 PITT
Friday, ESPN/ESPN2 
Sept. 13 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Sept. 20 MAINE
Sept. 27 COLORADO STATE
Oct. 4 OPEN
Oct. 11 at NC State
Oct. 18 CLEMSON
Oct. 25 at Wake Forest
Nov. 1 at Virginia Tech
Nov. 8 LOUISVILLE
Nov. 15 OPEN
Nov. 22 at Florida State
Nov. 29 SYRACUSE

CLEMSON


Aug. 30 at Georgia
Sept. 6 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE
Sept. 13 OPEN
Sept. 20 at Florida State
Sept. 27 NORTH CAROLINA
Oct. 4 NC STATE
Oct. 11 LOUISVILLE
Oct. 18 at Boston College
Oct. 25 SYRACUSE
Nov. 1 OPEN
Nov. 6 at Wake Forest
Thursday, ESPN
Nov. 15 at Georgia Tech
Nov. 22 GEORGIA STATE
Nov. 29 SOUTH CAROLINA

DUKE
Aug. 30 ELON
Sept. 6 at Troy
Sept. 13 KANSAS
Sept. 20 TULANE
Sept. 27 at Miami
Oct. 4 OPEN
Oct. 11 at Georgia Tech
Oct. 18 VIRGINIA
Oct. 25 OPEN
Nov. 1 at Pitt
Nov. 8 at Syracuse
Nov. 15 VIRGINIA TECH
Nov. 20 NORTH CAROLINA
Thursday, ESPN
Nov. 29 WAKE FOREST


FLORIDA STATE


Aug. 30 OKLAHOMA STATE
Dallas
Sept. 6 THE CITADEL
Sept. 13 OPEN
Sept. 20 CLEMSON
Sept. 27 at NC State
Oct. 4 WAKE FOREST
Oct. 11 at Syracuse
Oct. 18 NOTRE DAME
Oct. 25 OPEN
Oct. 30 at Louisville
Thursday, ESPN
Nov. 8 VIRGINIA
Nov. 15 at Miami
Nov. 22 BOSTON COLLEGE
Nov. 29 FLORIDA

GEORGIA TECH


Aug. 30 WOFFORD
Sept. 6 at Tulane
Sept. 13 GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Sept. 20 at Virginia Tech
Sept. 27 OPEN
Oct. 4 MIAMI
Oct. 11 DUKE
Oct. 18 at North Carolina
Oct. 25 at Pitt
Nov. 1 VIRGINIA
Nov. 8 at NC State
Nov. 15 CLEMSON
Nov. 22 OPEN
Nov. 29 at Georgia

LOUISVILLE


Sept. 1 MIAMI
Monday, ESPN, 8 PM
Sept. 6 MURRAY STATE
Sept. 13 at Virginia
Sept. 20 at Florida International
Sept. 27 WAKE FOREST
Oct. 3 at Syracuse
Friday, ESPN/ESPN2 
Oct. 11 at Clemson
Oct. 18 NC STATE
Oct. 25 OPEN
Oct. 30 FLORIDA STATE
Thursday, ESPN
Nov. 8 at Boston College
Nov. 15 OPEN
Nov. 22 at Notre Dame
Nov. 29 KENTUCKY


MIAMI


Sept. 1 at Louisville
Monday, ESPN, 8 PM
Sept. 6 FLORIDA A&M
Sept. 13 ARKANSAS STATE
Sept. 20 at Nebraska
Sept. 27 DUKE
Oct. 4 at Georgia Tech
Oct. 11 CINCINNATI
Oct. 18 OPEN
Oct. 23 at Virginia Tech
Thursday, ESPN
Nov. 1 NORTH CAROLINA
Nov. 8 OPEN
Nov. 15 FLORIDA STATE
Nov. 22 at Virginia
Nov. 29 PITT

NORTH CAROLINA


Aug. 30 LIBERTY
Sept. 6 SAN DIEGO STATE
Sept. 13 OPEN
Sept. 20 at East Carolina
Sept. 27 at Clemson
Oct. 4 VIRGINIA TECH
Oct. 11 at Notre Dame
Oct. 18 GEORGIA TECH
Oct. 25 at Virginia
Nov. 1 at Miami
Nov. 8 OPEN
Nov. 15 PITT
Nov. 20 at Duke
Thursday, ESPN
Nov. 29 NC STATE

NC STATE


Aug. 30 GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Sept. 6 OLD DOMINION
Sept. 13 at South Florida
Sept. 20 PRESBYTERIAN
Sept. 27 FLORIDA STATE
Oct. 4 at Clemson
Oct. 11 BOSTON COLLEGE
Oct. 18 at Louisville
Oct. 25 OPEN
Nov. 1 at Syracuse
Nov. 8 GEORGIA TECH
Nov. 15 WAKE FOREST
Nov. 22 OPEN
Nov. 29 at North Carolina


PITT


Aug. 30 DELAWARE
Sept. 5 at Boston College
Friday, ESPN/ESPN2 
Sept. 13 at Florida International
Sept. 20 IOWA
Sept. 27 AKRON
Oct. 4 at Virginia
Oct. 11 OPEN
Oct. 16 VIRGINIA TECH
Thursday, ESPN
Oct. 25 GEORGIA TECH
Nov. 1 DUKE
Nov. 8 OPEN
Nov. 15 at North Carolina
Nov. 22 SYRACUSE
Nov. 29 at Miami

SYRACUSE


Aug. 30 VILLANOVA
Sept. 6 OPEN
Sept. 13 at Central Michigan
Sept. 20 MARYLAND
Sept. 27 NOTRE DAME
Oct. 3 LOUISVILLE
Friday, ESPN/ESPN2 
Oct. 11 FLORIDA STATE
Oct. 18 at Wake Forest
Oct. 25 at Clemson
Nov. 1 NC STATE
Nov. 8 DUKE
Nov. 15 OPEN
Nov. 22 at Pitt
Nov. 29 at Boston College

VIRGINIA


Aug. 30 UCLA
Sept. 6 RICHMOND
Sept. 13 LOUISVILLE
Sept. 20 at BYU
Sept. 27 KENT STATE
Oct. 4 PITT
Oct. 11 OPEN
Oct. 18 at Duke
Oct. 25 NORTH CAROLINA
Nov. 1 at Georgia Tech
Nov. 8 at Florida State
Nov. 15 OPEN
Nov. 22 MIAMI
Nov. 28 at Virginia Tech
Friday


VIRGINIA TECH


Aug. 30 WILLIAM & MARY
Sept. 6 at Ohio State
Sept. 13 EAST CAROLINA
Sept. 20 GEORGIA TECH
Sept. 27 WESTERN MICHIGAN
Oct. 4 at North Carolina
Oct. 11 OPEN
Oct. 16 at Pitt
Thursday, ESPN
Oct. 23 MIAMI
Thursday, ESPN
Nov. 1 BOSTON COLLEGE
Nov. 8 OPEN
Nov. 15 at Duke
Nov. 22 at Wake Forest
Nov. 28 VIRGINIA
Friday

WAKE FOREST


Aug. 28 at Louisiana-Monroe
Thursday
Sept. 6 GARDNER-WEBB
Sept. 13 at Utah State
Sept. 20 ARMY
Sept. 27 at Louisville
Oct. 4 at Florida State
Oct. 11 OPEN
Oct. 18 SYRACUSE
Oct. 25 BOSTON COLLEGE
Nov. 1 OPEN
Nov. 6 CLEMSON
Thursday, ESPN
Nov. 15 at NC State
Nov. 22 VIRGINIA TECH
Nov. 29 at Duke

ACC Releases Football Schedule

GREENSBORO, N.C.—The 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference football schedule released Wednesday by Commissioner John Swofford once again is one of the most difficult nonconference slates among the Power Five Conferences.

        ACC teams will play more nonconference games against teams in ESPN’s “Way Too Early Top 25” rankings for 2014 (12) and more games against teams in the final AP Top 25 (9) than any of the other Power Five Conferences and will play 24 nonconference games against teams that participated in bowl games in 2013, which tied the Big Ten for most of any Power Five Conference.                     

        None of the other Power Five Conferences will play more than seven nonconference games against teams in ESPN’s Way Too Early Top 25 for 2014 and no more than eight games against teams in the final 2013 AP Poll.

"This is an exciting time in ACC Football, and as we look ahead to the 2014 season, it’s clear that our teams have once again combined for a strong lineup of nonconference opponents, along with our competitive league schedule,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “In addition to the overall schedule and season, we look forward to welcoming Louisville into the ACC and beginning our annual scheduling agreement with Notre Dame.”

        In all, the schedule is composed of 113 games, including 56 conference contests over a span of 15 weeks culminating in the 10th Annual Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game, which will be held onSaturday, Dec. 6.

        Among the nonconference foes this year is Notre Dame, which begins its scheduling with the ACC this fall with four games, including against Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. (Sept. 27), home games in South Bend, Ind., against North Carolina (Oct. 11) and Louisville (Nov. 22) and at Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla. (Oct. 18).

        Louisville officially joins the ACC on July 1 and will compete in the Atlantic Division with defending champion Florida State, Boston College, Clemson, NC State, Syracuse and Wake Forest. The Coastal Division remains as it was in 2013 with champion Duke followed by Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Pitt, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

        On the opening weekend of the season (Aug. 30), defending National Champion Florida State takes its nation’s best 16-game winning streak to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, where the Seminoles will face Oklahoma State in the sixth annual Cowboys Classic. The Classic will mark the fifth meeting between the Seminoles and Cowboys and first since the 1985 Gator Bowl, won by Florida State 34-23.

        The ACC will continue its tradition of national exposure on Labor Day Monday, as Louisville makes its league debut, hosting Miami in its first ACC football game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville onMonday, Sept. 1. The game will be nationally televised by ESPN with an 8 p.m. kickoff.

        The Hurricanes, who hold a 9-2-1 advantage in their series with the Cardinals, will be making their first appearance in Louisville since a 31-7 Cardinals victory in 2006. The game will mark the 10th appearance in 11 years by an ACC team on Labor Day Monday Night since the telecasts began in 2004. It will also mark Miami’s sixth appearance on Labor Day Monday.

        Two other games featuring nationally ranked teams dot the opening weekend when Clemson, which finished 2013 ranked 8th in the AP final poll, travels to Athens, Ga., to face Georgia, ranked 11th in ESPN’s Too Early Top 25; and when Virginia hosts UCLA, which is ranked 7th in ESPN’s Too Early Top 25. Both games will be on Saturday, Aug. 30.

        The league will also have five games nationally-televised by ESPN on Thursday nights beginning with Virginia Tech traveling to Pitt on Oct. 16 which begins a string of four straight Thursday night appearances for the ACC, including Miami at Virginia Tech (Oct. 23), Florida State at Louisville (Oct. 30) and Clemson at Wake Forest (Nov. 6). The final 2014 ACC Thursday night contest on ESPN will see North Carolina traveling to Duke on Nov. 20 for the Blue Devils’ first appearance on the ESPN Thursday night package since 1996 and their first home appearance since 1994. Duke finished the 2013 season ranked 23rd in the final AP poll, while North Carolina is rated 17th in the “Way Too Early ESPN Top 25” for 2014.

        For the second year, the ACC will also play three nationally televised games on Friday, beginning with Boston College hosting Pitt (ESPN, or ESPN2) on Sept. 5; followed by Louisville at Syracuse (ESPN or ESPN2) on Oct. 3 and finally, Virginia Tech hosting Virginia (Network TBD) on Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 28.  The Hokies and Cavaliers previously played on Thanksgiving Friday in 1996.

        With the ACC sending an NCAA-record 11 teams to bowl games in 2013, no ACC team will face fewer than six opponents that participated in bowl games last year, while 11 of the 14 ACC teams will play at least eight bowl teams from 2013 with both Miami and Virginia each facing 10 teams that were in postseason play a year ago.

        ACC teams will play nine games against teams from the final 2014 Associated Press poll including games against 4th-ranked South Carolina (Clemson), 12th-ranked Ohio State (Virginia Tech), 16th-ranked UCLA (Virginia), 17th-ranked Oklahoma State (Florida State), 19th-ranked Southern California (Boston College) and 20th-ranked Notre Dame (Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, Syracuse).

        Conference teams will play 12 games against teams that were ranked in ESPN’s Too Early Top 25 including 7th-ranked UCLA (Virginia), 9th-ranked Ohio State (Virginia Tech), 11th-ranked Georgia (Clemson, Georgia Tech), 13th-ranked South Carolina (Clemson), 14th-ranked Southern California (Boston College), 21st-ranked Iowa (Pitt), 23rd-ranked Notre Dame (Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, Syracuse) and 25th-ranked Florida (Florida State).

        ACC teams will play 24 games against nonconference teams that earned bowl bids in 2013, including Southern California and Colorado State (Boston College); Georgia and South Carolina (Clemson); Tulane (Duke); Oklahoma State and Notre Dame (Florida State); Tulane and Georgia (Georgia Tech); Notre Dame (Louisville); Arkansas State, Nebraska and Cincinnati (Miami); San Diego State, East Carolina and Notre Dame (North Carolina); Iowa (Pitt); Maryland and Notre Dame (Syracuse); UCLA and BYU (Virginia); Ohio State and East Carolina (Virginia Tech) and Utah State (Wake Forest). 

        In all, the league’s FBS nonconference opponents posted a .532 winning percentage in 2013, second highest among the Power Five Conferences.

—ACC—

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Another Year, my 27th: A New Light

Another Year, my 27th: A New Light

Another year down - my 26th on planet Earth - so now, it is time to embark on year 27.

Year twenty-six was a year of tests, trials, tribulations and most-of-all; A year of facing odds straight-up, face-to-face. 

The golfing legend, Arnold Palmer once said: “I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win”

Before turning twenty-six I lost my best-friend: My Grandfather. A man who taught me more about myself than anyone else ever has. He taught me how to treat people. Sometimes I had to go through his old-fashioned ways, but that is how I preferred it. A blunt and indirect man in the same breath. Dark days approached after losing him.

I have been lucky enough to have had several rocks along my path. My mother, father, sister, grandmothers and most importantly my son; all lit a very nebulous room for me.

I commenced to 2011 with goals and steadfast determination, the goal; To reach who I - and my grandfather - had always envisioned myself becoming.

Midway through 2011; another setback. This time, it was not death but you could not have told me that then. A personal loss of a relationship I had known for over four years ended; the relationship that created my beautiful son Kabriel, gone. Darkness creeped closer.

So the allegory of my life goes - like, I am sure, many of you reading this - worse followed bad which followed good. Rinse and repeat.

On the up and up, I purchased a house - my first - in a cozy section of southern Americana. Overjoyed at the blossoming age of 25 I had been blessed enough to be able to purchase my first home. Like most times - in all of our lives - we usually miss the blessings. I did at least.

Grandfather, woman I loved, house I bought, daily fun-filled adventures with a growing child; All gone.

I had decisions to make this past year.

When I was diagnosed with depression, for which I was treated, I met the gloomy, dark, benumbed and companionless aperture I had only read about in books; A place I never knew existed. Never had that quandary before, I never knew what that was like for people who claimed to be going through it. I glossed over it; possibly, maybe what you are doing right now.

Displaced and alone I had a decision to make. Either allow the darkness overcome my soul and allow myself to be buried, or bury myself spiritually, emotionally; with positive thoughts, new ambitions and goals. I chose the latter.

I very easily could have went a different way. I could have chosen the dark and secluded road to nowhere, it would have been a cinch, a snap of the fingers. “Go away” I said, “Who would notice?”.

The day that thrust me into choosing the latter - of credence; and a new life - was a day I came by the cozy abode I once called home - a place etched in my heart; a place that then resembled sadness - when Kabriel - “lil’ dude” I call him - said without prevocation; “I’m glad you came back”. There is was. That is all it took.

A three-year-old, able to verbalize his happiness to see me. The rest they say, is history.

Year twenty-seven - I know - will be the best of them all. I have faced it all, and more than I have divulged in this therapeutic disquisition.

I have taken the steps needed, not only personal growth, but professional as well.

What I hold inside of me is an ebullient spirit; determined to be the best father I can be, transfixed on being the man that I know how to be, resolute in my belief that there is someone out there for me and finally, making sure my spirit is good and ready to be on the first train home.

Thank you for your time, I appreciate your attentiveness.

Remember, your days are only as dark as you allow them to be. 

Find a light. I did.

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“Everyone in the Stanford Football family is deeply saddened by the passing of Chester McGlockton,” said Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football David Shaw (Head Coach)

“For the past two seasons, Chester has been a valuable member of our football staff and a wonderful friend to us all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chester’s wife Zina and their two  children.” Jim Young
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