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Of course, no plan is thoroughly foolproof, and Swofford conceded sports gambling among participants remains an important one for anyone in charge of a conference or league.

“Ultimately, it all gets down to an individual’s integrity,” Swofford said. “That’s what you absolutely have to have in officiating in our games.”

Note — Conference officials said the league sent proposal requests to three Florida cities — Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa — and Charlotte, N.C., concerning the football title game from 2008 to 2010. The league’s deadline for a response is Aug. 31 with an announcement anticipated in early December.

Jacksonville has played host to the first two title games and will do so again this year. Michael Kelly, the ACC’s associate commissioner for football operations, said the league was willing to split the next three games among multiple cities rather than award all of them to one site.