October 17, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has already started breaking down every aspect of his program since the seventh-ranked Tigers surprise loss to Syracuse this past Friday night.

“It’s been a long weekend,” Swinney said Monday.

Clemson (6-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast…

Louisville fires Rick Pitino amid federal investigation

October 17, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville’s Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men’s basketball program is being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe.

The association, which oversees…

Virginia beats N. Carolina 20-14; its best start since 2007

October 15, 2017

CHAPEL HILL — Virginia is starting to get the hang of winning.

Kurt Benkert passed for 249 yards and two touchdowns to help the Cavaliers beat North Carolina 20-14 on Saturday.

“In the past years, we didn’t pull these games out,” Virginia wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus said.…

No. 20 N.C. State beats Pitt

October 15, 2017

PITTSBURGH — Nyheim Hines ran for an 83-yard touchdown and returned a punt 92 yards for another score on his way to 249 total yards to help No. 20 N.C. State win its sixth straight game with a 35-17 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Jaylen Samuels added a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown…