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Topic - John Swofford
The Atlantic Coast Conference football championship game is staying in Charlotte.
The ACC commissioner said Monday that Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim won't be disciplined after he came onto the court to protesting a key charging call during the Orange's 66-60 loss at Duke over the weekend.
The game has thrived since moving from Tampa, Fla., to a more centralized location in Charlotte in 2010 with an average yearly attendance of nearly 70,000 fans the past four years.
Ten years have passed since the Atlantic Coast Conference lured Miami away from the Big East, and the ACC is finally getting what it figured would become routine when the Hurricanes joined.
The Atlantic Coast Conference has new teams, a renegotiated TV package and a media-rights deal that offers protection from future realignment. And to go along with that new look, the league could use some new football success — though the biggest benefits might not come right away.
Larry Scott of the Pac-12 joined the chorus of commissioners calling for sweeping change in the NCAA, and said it can happen without confrontation and with the five most powerful football conferences still competing on the field with the other five.
The five power conferences are trying to redefine what it takes to operate a Division I college athletic program, with their commissioners calling out the NCAA at media days around the country.
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday there is "unanimity" among leaders from five power conferences that significant changes are needed now in the NCAA.
Syracuse and Pittsburgh are finally here, Notre Dame is partly in, and Louisville will arrive soon. "The composition of the long-term membership of the ACC has never been stronger," commissioner John Swofford said.
The Atlantic Coast Conference's plan to expand, revealed in 2010 and modified along the way, has come to fruition.
The Atlantic Coast Conference is now a 15-team league _ and it might just stay that way for a while.
The ACC does have one more lineup change scheduled for next year, when Maryland leaves for the Big Ten and Louisville joins.
The Atlantic Coast Conference is staking a claim to New York City by adding the Pinstripe Bowl to its postseason lineup.
Charlie Strong's decision to stay at Louisville is the second major coup for the Cardinals in eight days.
"You ain't worth that," he told Kill from their native Kansas. "I'm sitting here working on beef cattle, and they're paying you that to coach football? Is this country crazy?"
"You are going to have 50 percent of the people who think it was the right call, and 50 percent of the people who think it was the wrong call," Swofford said.