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ACC commissioner refutes Texas to ACC report

Posted on: September 5, 2011 10:07 pm
Edited on: September 6, 2011 12:57 am
 
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Atlantic Coast Commissioner John Swofford shot down a report Monday night that his league was considering adding Texas, Syracuse, UConn and Rutgers.

“I need to read more to see what we’re doing,” Swofford said laughing. “That’s news to me.”

Orangebloods.com quoted a source Monday night that the ACC, trying to fend off a potential raid by the SEC – who might take Virginia Tech – would look to add Texas along with Syracuse, UConn and Rutgers for a 16-team league. Swofford spoke to reporters from CBSSports.com, SI.com and the New York Post at halftime of the Miami-Maryland game.

“I think we see a lot of things that are written, blogged and speculated about right now,” Swofford said. “We’re not at a point at doing anything from a conference standpoint other than a lot of discussion, analysis and seeing what the landscape may hold moving forward. That’s way beyond any type of discussion we’ve had.”

The ACC’s current media rights deal is split evenly among all members. If, hypothetically the ACC added Texas, the Longhorns would bring their Longhorn Network and earn more than the other ACC members.

Swofford said equal revenue sharing among ACC members “has been a very strong principle of our league since the middle ‘80s.”

“I was AD in this league when we went to that fundamental principle and it’s been a very strong one ever since then,” Swofford said. “I think that it’s one that has a lot to do with the stability of conferences, just fundamentally.”

Swofford also was asked about the, uh, colorful helmets Maryland debuted on Monday night.

“They’re unique,” Swofford said. “And I think they’re appropriate for the state of Maryland with the flag and wearing the state colors for a state university.”


Comments

Since: Dec 30, 2007
Posted on: September 13, 2011 9:48 pm
 

ACC commissioner refutes Texas to ACC report

We also won the Women's Tennis National Championship in 2007.

And many consider Georgia Tech National football Champions in: 1917, 1928, 1952 and 1990

For your information, sir.



Since: Dec 30, 2007
Posted on: September 13, 2011 9:45 pm
 

ACC commissioner refutes Texas to ACC report

Georgia Tech has won 3 National titles in football, by the way. How many has Kansas won? Zero.



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: September 12, 2011 10:08 am
 

ACC commissioner refutes Texas to ACC report


Georgia Tech? How funny. How many national titles has Georgia Tech won...in any sport? The ACC is a basketball league that happens to play football, too.


Hey badmrbunny, I've been looking forward to this.  Your Kansas is a 14 point underdog to the Georgia Tech team you put down.  Kansas State is a 14.5 favorite over mighty Kent State.  That means Kansas is to Georgia Tech what Kent State is to Kansas State.  What are you doing talking trash on a football board? 


Also, the Big 12's best team, Oklahoma, is only a three point favorite over FSU and I for one think FSU will win outright.  Maryland is favored over ranked West Virginia and Clemson is a 4 point favorite over reigning national champs Auburn.  Since you talk so big, why don't you hock the farm and bet on one or more of these games and tell us ahead of time who you take.  Let's see if your mouth doesn't overload your a$$.     &nbs
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Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: September 8, 2011 6:49 pm
 

ACC commissioner refutes Texas to ACC report

If you lost Clemson, you could make  a case the league could go Div II in the NCAA


The Big 12 will implode with the loss of Texas and Oklahoma soon.  The ACC has more different teams who've won football national championships than the Big 12.  Before you count the bogus one Kansas claims just remember Duke has two of those.  FSU, Miami, Maryland, Georgia Tech and Clemson.  Name five Big 12.  You can't.  They don't exist..............................

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......The only thing that will keep your Kansas team in a decent conference, maybe, is Basketball.  By the way, how many national championships has Kansas won in sports other than basketball just to turn your own question back to you?   



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: September 8, 2011 6:38 pm
 

ACC commissioner refutes Texas to ACC report



They won it in 1991.  How many has Cans-ass won?  None.  You're sucking on Texas's and Oklahoma's teats.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 5:43 pm
 

ACC commissioner refutes Texas to ACC report

Does anybody actually think that Texas would go to the ACC? I can't believe that this is even a story!  Texas will go to a big conference and that big conference will be happy to have them.
Um, the ACC is a big conference.

I think he meant big, as in good. Maybe he simply meant relevant. Or noticable. Maybe he meant having more than one team ranked in the Top 25.
If you lost Clemson, you could make  a case the league could go Div II in the NCAA, Asking Texas to step down in quality to the ACC is like asking Duke to play basketball in the Colonial Athletic league.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 5:34 pm
 

ACC commissioner refutes Texas to ACC report

Georgia Tech? How funny. How many national titles has Georgia Tech won...in any sport? The ACC is a basketball league that happens to play football, too. Texas is a national football powerhouse with a huge following nation wide. It would be like trying to compare Duke and Georgia Tech in basketball.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2011 6:24 pm
 

ACC commissioner refutes Texas to ACC report

Duke and Southern Cal are odd examples. While Duke my offer the academic prestige - though no more than North Carolina, Virginia, Wake Forest, BC; all among the nation's elite universities - I'm not sure Duke matches USC's athletic prowess, especially in terms of football. Academics aside, Tejas wants to join a conference which can provide competition in the school's biggest sport. Of course, it helps that the ACC is absurdly competitive in every other sport, from field hockey to soccer to lacrosse to baseball, which is surely appealing to a athletic program as large as that in Austin.

Furthermore, while Durham and the ACC are somewhat closer geographically than LA, the Bay Area, and the Pacific Northwest corridor (let's be honest, Austin isn't really close to either), other than the Ivy and the ACC, the Pac-12 is right there academically with UCLA, Cal, Stanford, etc.

Don't get me wrong - I understand your larger point. I'm just not convinced the Pac-12 is as illogical as you make it seem considering it offers big-time athletics (across a number of sports) and elite academics - just like the ACC.
I wasn't saying the Pac-12 doesn't make sense for Texas. It actually makes sense if the Big 12 goes under. In fact, that was part of my larger point, which is not to dismiss Texas to the ACC. If Texas was willing to join the Pac-16, which is competitive in every sport and full of schools that Texas considers acceptable peers, then why wouldn't it be willing to cast its lot with the ACC, which is competitive in every sport but football and full of schools that Texas considers acceptable peers AND is both centered in the South and would allow Texas to keep the Longhorn Network? Seems foolish to say Texas will go to the Pac-16 but is no threat to join the ACC. If they'd consider one, they'd consider both.

Texas to the SEC has no chance of happening. But Texas going to the ACC (as well as the Pac-12 to 16) is very realistic.




Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: September 7, 2011 11:37 am
 

ACC commissioner refutes Texas to ACC report

 
Texas wanting to join a weak conference like the ACC with all of they're trouble
Three things donny, 1. I agree Texas is no threat to go to the ACC but no one's ask them to anyway.  2. How is it that the ACC can be considered so weak if the SEC is so powerful?  The ACC was 4-5 against the SEC last year and that included Alabama's gutless scheduling of Duke.  3. It also includes FSU's hammering of your team, Florida, Auburn's lucky three point win at home, naturally, against Clemson and LSU barely surviving UNC on a neutral field.  How does such a weak conference give the mighty SEC so much trouble?



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: September 7, 2011 11:18 am
 

ACC commissioner refutes Texas to ACC report

LOL. Why would the Longhorns go to the ACC? They are looking for a conference that plays football.
Really?   Come back and say that again September 17 when middle of the ACC pack Georgia Tech kicks your teams butt.  Your Big 12 is on the verge of folding from losing two schools, Texas and Oklahoma.  A&M is replacable as would be any other Big 12 wanna be.  Take any two from the ACC and the conference wouldn't fall apart as yours will.        


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