ACC Football Daily Links — What Would a Nine-Game ACC Schedule Without Divisions Look Like?

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Friday, June 7, 2013

A Nine-Game ACC Football Schedule Without Divisions (BC Interruption)

A little over a month ago, when the SEC was contemplating moving to a nine-game conference schedule, Year2 over at Team Speed Kills had an interesting, out-of-the-box scheduling model proposal. Given the inflexibility of the 6-1-1 schedule format, where non-crossover teams play just twice in 12 years, TSK wanted to junk divisions entirely…

As FSU Begins Search for New AD, Here’s an Early Look at Possible Targets (Orlando Sentinel)

With Wednesday’s news that Florida State athletics director Randy Spetman has been assigned to a new advisory role in the university’s athletics department, school administrators will soon direct their attention to a national search for his replacement. Such search processes are never easy. As we have seen in recent weeks with the continued drama at Rutgers…

Syracuse Football Recruiting: The Email That Helped SU Land Oklahoma Transfer Drew Allen (

The email found its way to Tim Lester’s inbox at roughly 7 p.m. one evening in March. He happened to be working late that night in the Syracuse football office when the message popped open, a circumstance that would prove unbelievably fortuitous in a few short weeks. The email, which came from the University of Oklahoma, described a 6-foot-5-inch, 235-pound quarterback named Drew Allen…

Chancellor Holden Thorp Leaving UNC (Associated Press)

Holden Thorp is packing up after nearly five years as chancellor at the University of North Carolina, preparing for his next job as provost at Washington University in St. Louis. It’s no accident he’s leaving a school that regularly plays for national titles at the NCAA’s highest level to one that competes at its lowest. Thorp’s done with big-time college sports, and if he had his way, other school presidents would be finished with them, too…

Q&A With ESPN’s Burke Mangus: New ACC Could Redefine College Basketball Viewership (

Burke Magnus, ESPN’s senior vice president of college sports programming, hopes college sports has reached a stable point. Over the past three years, 45 Football Bowl Subdivision schools have changed conferences or announced their intention to switch. Texas-Texas A&M and Kansas-Missouri are gone (for now, at least); the Big East is a shell of itself and now called the American Athletic Conference…

Should Conference Championship Games Be On Campus? 10 Times It Could’ve Changed Things (SB Nation)

Wednesday, ACC commissioner John Swofford discussed the idea of having the ACC Championship Game at campus sites, like the Pac-12 and Conference-USA, as opposed to Charlotte. It seems like a win-win. Remember what the ACC Championship Game sometimes looks like? Put those games at campus sites, and you can build an atmosphere and reward a team for a strong regular season by giving it home-field…

Wake Forest Has Two New Helmets, But Not the Ones We Expected (

A few months ago, photographs of some purported new helmets for Wake Forest had made the rounds. People considered them to be fairly likely, and were proclaimed “legit.” Today, we see what the team will actually use. This morning, Offensive Line Coach  Jonathan Himebauch (@COACH_HIMEY ) tweeted pictures from the Wake facility, of their new helmets…

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