ACC Football Daily Links — Explaining the Third-Tier Rights Relationship Between the ACC, ESPN & Raycom

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

Monday, April 22, 2013

ACC and Raycom (ACCFootballRx)

One the most frequently cited rallying cries of ACC-bashing fans, both from within the conference and from the ranks of the self-styled predator conferences, is a single loaded word: “Raycom!” There is perhaps no greater symbol of the ACC’s perceived troubling situation than the conference’s relationship with the Charlotte company Raycom Sports…

Pitt Football: Enjoy 2013, Because… (Cardiac Hill)

Greg already touched on Pitt getting a short end of the stick when it comes to future games with Notre Dame last week, but I wanted to check in after the university announced non-conference games for the next few years. My first thought? Enjoy the 2013 home schedule because the 2014 one is pretty light. If you’re of the mindset that you need a big time home schedule to get interested in Pitt football, we likely won’t hear from you next season…

Future ND-ACC Schedules a Win For All (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

How many times have you heard fans and coaches shaking their fists at the scheduling gods whenever a new conference slate is announced? Well, my friends, Friday’s Notre Dame-ACC scheduling announcement should not be one of those times. Both the Irish and the league should be applauded for the way they handled an often maddening process to provide a win for all parties involved…

Top 10 Reasons Why the ‘Canes Can Win the ACC and Go to a Bowl (State of the U)

…Therefore, with out further delay here are my Top 10 reasons why UM can win the ACC in Football and go to a BCS Bowl: #1 – Stephen Morris is ready to break out. I mean REALLY break out. Something clicked in Morris head at the end of last season. Morris had an excellent junior campaign overall, tossing for 3,345 yards and 21/7 TD/INT…

Syracuse Football: 5 First-Person Observations of the Spring Game (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)

On Saturday, I made the hour-and-a-half journey from Ithaca, NY to Syracuse to take-in the Syracuse Orange football Spring Game with my lovely wife — she agreed to go after I made a promise we’d stop at the Irish restaurant Kitty Hoynes. Here are my first-person takeaways from the first Spring Game under head coach Scott Shafer, which featured the Orange Team defeating the Blue Team, 27-10…

Wolfpack Football Previews Up-Tempo Revamp (Charlotte Observer)

N.C. State offered just a hint of the future on Friday at its open football practice. The real dress rehearsal is Saturday at the Kay Yow spring game at Carter-Finley Stadium (1 p.m., ESPN3). New coach Dave Doeren will reveal a new-look Wolfpack, with a new offense, new quarterback and a cadre of new starters on both sides of the ball. “We’re excited to get out there in front of some fans,” Doeren said…

Georgia Tech Spring Game Offers Glimpse of Future (Macon Telegraph)

The Georgia Tech spring game probably didn’t change the landscape too much. It did offer a peek at what might be coming this fall. “Be careful that you don’t read too much into this stuff,” Tech head coach Paul Johnson said. “A lot of it is matchups, and sometimes what you think you’re seeing is not what you’re really seeing”…

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