ACC Football Daily Links — Is An On-Campus ACC Football Championship Game in the Works?

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

ACC Football Championship Game On Campus? (BC Interruption)

The ACC Football Championship Game will be played for the fourth consecutive year at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium in 2013. After this season, the game will be seeking a new home. The conference could keep the game in Charlotte, seek another neutral-site venue or … “@DavidGlennShow: Swofford says ACC will look into the playing the ACC Championship game on campus like the Pac 12″…

Timing of Spetman Move is Odd, But Decision is Not (Tallahassee Democrat)

There are a lot of questions we can ask about Florida State University President Eric Barron’s decision to remove Randy Spetman from his post as athletic director. Why did it happen on Wednesday, one day before Spetman was expected to unveil a five-year strategic plan to Florida State’s Board of Trustees? Why not this time last year, when Barron instead gave him a one-year contract extension?…

Orlando Natural Choice to Replace Atlanta for ACC’s Top Bowl Destination After Orange, Playoff (Daily Press)

Orlando was the ACC football champion’s bowl home from 1987-91. More recently, the city has hosted an ACC team for the last 12 postseasons. Given that history, Orlando is the natural choice to replace Atlanta atop the conference’s non-playoff bowl pecking order. And that is precisely what the ACC and Russell Athletic Bowl are poised to finalize…

Injecting Imbalance and Inequity Into ACC Football (WRAL Sports)

The Atlantic Coast Conference released their inter-divisional schedule rotation for football through 2024 yesterday amid exactly zero controversy and even less conversation. And, while that might be fine on one hand, the lack of serious discussion is awful on the other. College football has always thrived, even feasted, on loud debates surrounding rankings, schedules, fairness, etc…

Clemson’s Academic Track Record a Centerpiece of Dabo Swinney’s Recruiting Pitch (Orange and White)

After four-star linebacker Korie Rogers committed to the Tigers two weeks ago, he said his choice of Clemson over Georgia was more a matter of academics than football. During an unofficial visit to campus, Rogers and his parents toured Vickery Hall, talked to members of Clemson’s academic support staff, and were sold. “Something was just telling me that Clemson was it for me,” Rogers told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…

Construction on New Syracuse Football Indoor Facility Could Start Before Fall (Syracuse.com)

Syracuse will soon break ground on its new indoor facility, and construction may start even before the fall, athletic director Daryl Gross said Wednesday in his office. “We’re on track on the indoor facility,” Gross said, adding renderings will be available “soon,” though offered no details on what might be included. “Our meetings have been great,” he said. “They’re ongoing. They’re frequent. It’s got so much momentum going right now…

The Best ACC College Towns for Sports Fans (Movoto Blog)

In writing this post I wondered, at first, if I should tell you upfront that I have absolutely no experience or interest in College Sports. This might ruffle some feathers—but if I’ve learned anything in my writing for Movoto, it’s that some people seem to want to get ruffled. So there it is. Until I started working on this post, I did not know what the Atlantic Coast Conference was…

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4 thoughts on “ACC Football Daily Links — Is An On-Campus ACC Football Championship Game in the Works?

  1. “Is An On-Campus ACC Football Championship Game in the Works?”

    I certainly hope so. A campus stadium would be much better for ticket sales and game atmosphere.

    • I’m torn. But if it’s FSU/Clemson/Georiga Tech/Louisville/Virginia Tech, it’s a great atmosphere. Unsure about the others, specifically the smaller schools. Basically banks on the big fan bases to always win the divisions, which has not been the case every year since they were created.

      • It is possible, though not likely that you wouldn’t have one of the big atmosphere schools hosting. As BC Interruption pointed out, of the 8 conference championship games, only one would have been hosted by a small school. Even with that possibility, I’m still in favor of the move. The ACC needs to do something to change the national perception of the title game. The league really damaged their reputation in the first few years when they made the decision to host the title game in Florida and just assumed none of the other 10 schools were capable of winning their divisions. Now the ACC is stuck with the images of empty seats in Jacksonville and Tampa that the media and blogosphere pass around and snicker at. Charlotte is a definite improvement, but I’m still of the opinion that college towns produce better atmosphere for college games than NFL cities. I guess that may just be my personal experience, though. VT games in Blacksburg are always better than the semi-regular games at FedEx Field even with the large amount of alumni in the area. I don’t know if that’s the same for other schools, though. How are Syracuse’s games at NFL stadiums compared to the Carrier Dome?

        • It’s true pretty much everywhere… games at college stadiums are more likely to draw in students, who are the lifeblood of whether or not a crowd is considered “good” by most observers, I think. Plus, at the home stadium, there’s no extra premium on tickets and the people in attendance are the ones who’d always go. You don’t have people just showing up to Syracuse or Clemson to say they were there.

          Syracuse’s games at MetLife Stadium are probably attended just as well as the Carrier Dome games, but that’s because MetLife seats a lot more than the Dome (I think there’s like a 20K difference). When the Dome is full, SU gains a bit of a home field advantage (deafening heat box in Upstate New York), while outdoor games at MetLife against USC/Penn State that are half-and-half in terms of fan support just don’t capture the same excitement.

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