ACC Football Daily Links — Conference Realignment: ACC, Big 12 Continue Courting Notre Dame

Monday through Friday each week, we compile the best links on ACC football from around the web.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Can Notre Dame Still Save the ACC? (Tomahawk Nation)

Various message board and blogger “insiders” regarding the Big 12 expansion warned a few weeks ago that we were entering a silent phase, where leaks would dry up and misinformation would run rampant. We seem to be in that phase now, as for the majority of the Big 12 – FSU rumor saga, most insiders tracked pretty closely…

Consensus by Committee: A College Football Playoff Is Almost Here (Frank the Tank’s Slant)

After some apparent hiccups in the college football playoff formulation process last week, it was back on like Donkey Kong today in Chicago.  The BCS commissioners plus Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick* came to a “consensus” that they would recommend to their respective bosses (the university presidents) a 4-team seeded playoff with the “best four teams” to be chosen by a selection committee…

Syracuse Plucks NY’s Top Recruits (New York Post)

The two teams wore blue and red jerseys, but there was a shade of orange on both sides last night for the 17th annual Empire Challenge at Hofstra University. The showcase, which pits New York City’s top seniors against their Long Island counterparts, featured five Syracuse signees, the latest example of the Orange’s stranglehold on the area’s top football recruits…

Cutcliffe Building Duke for Postseason (Fox Sports Carolinas)

With a few fortunate bounces of the ball, good health and a terrific season by talented senior quarterback Sean Renfree, Duke football could make a splash of sorts this coming fall. The Blue Devils just might sneak into a bowl game. From 1939 to 1961, Duke played in two Rose Bowls, two Orange Bowls, a Sugar Bowl and Cotton Bowl. Duke football was relevant…

Ranking the ACC’s Nonconference Schedules (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

ACC commissioner John Swofford has said that the conference would prefer to have strength of schedule considered during the selection process for a four-team playoff. Well, just how strong are the ACC schedules this year? The league has some statement games against SEC opponents Auburn, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia…

And Maryland’s New Field Is… Green (Testudo Times)

And plain green, at that. After weeks of speculation, mock-ups, and rumors, Maryland officially announced their new turf playing surface at Byrd Field, and the accompanying design to go along with it. I use the word “design” lightly – after being teased with Terraprint-covered pewter fields, the end result is, frankly, rather plain…

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