ACC Football Daily Links — ACC Must Lock In Non-Conference Weekends for Better Scheduling Arrangement

Notre Dame Stanford 2012 Football ACC Non-Conference Scheduling Weekends Set Locked TV Inventory

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

ACC Football Scheduling: Set Non-Conference Weekends Would Improve League’s TV Inventory (BC Interruption)

While conference football scheduling was a hot topic at the spring ACC meetings in Amelia Island, Florida, at least with the media, no scheduling changes were made. Though no chances were made, there was no shortage of ideas being thrown around. One was to designate certain weekends of the year for non-conference games, leaving the middle weekends during the season exclusively for league (plus Notre Dame) games…

The Wrong Way to Pick College Football Playoff Teams (SB Nation)

Last week’s discussion of the composition of a College Football Playoff committee – a discussion highlighted by Jeremy Foley setting off alarm bells in numerous fan bases by joking that he nominated Mike Bianchi for the committee – reminded me of a funny little juxtaposition that took place two weeks ago. On the morning of May 13, Spencer Hall drew a series of huzzahs from various circles…

Miami’s Dyron Dye Reports NCAA to Police; Claims Coercion by Former Investigator (Sporting News)

Miami football player Dyron Dye took an unusual step in fighting back against NCAA investigators: He reported the association to police. Dye and his attorney, Darren Heitner, filed an incident report with the Coral Gables (Fla.) Police Department alleging Dye was “coerced” by former NCAA investigator Rich Johanningmeier to provide answers that would incriminate the Miami athletic department, The Miami Herald reports…

Evaluating the 2013 Coastal Division Recruiting Classes (Shakin’ the Southland)

We discussed the 2013 Atlantic Division recruiting cycle earlier. Now we will shift the discussion to Clemson’s performance this past cycle compared to Coastal Division foes. Again, I’ll point out that we used the “expert’s” data ( and We encourage you to go out and develop opinions of your own via film study/other research and comment about the validity of these data and the analysis…

Virginia Tech’s Planned Indoor Football Facility Pits Progress vs. Preservation (Daily Press)

Virginia Tech sports teams will get their indoor practice complex. Donors will pony up $20 million, no expense will be spared and athletes in baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and football will escape the elements when needed. Plus, and not least, the Hokies will keep up with the Joneses, matching ACC rivals such as Virginia, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Duke with similar facilities completed or planned…

Once-in-a-Decade Recruit Zaire Franklin Maintains Syracuse’s Spot in National Recruiting Rankings (

Zaire Franklin is a once-in-a-decade recruit, at least according to Rivals. The linebacker from La Salle College High School (Wyndmoor, Pa.), who committed to Syracuse over the weekend, is Rivals’ highest-ranked linebacker to commit to the Orange out of high school since 2002, the year the recruiting website began keeping online records…

Maryland’s 2015 Big Ten Schedule Includes Game at M&T Bank Stadium vs. Penn State (Baltimore Sun)

For the second time in three years, the Maryland football team will play a game at M&T Bank Stadium in 2015 – this time against Penn State in what Terps fans hope will be part of a renewed rivalry between the schools. The game — scheduled for Oct. 24, 2015 — will mark Penn State’s first visit to the state for a Terps game since 1993…

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