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The text message conversation began on the afternoon of June 30 the way countless others around the country did, with two people with an interest in college athletics commiserating about the news of the day. They were not merely fans, though, but two of the most powerful figures in the ACC, leaders with an ability to shape the future of the conference, and college sports. “I just heard USC and ...

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The most jarring thing about the ACC finally finalizing its inevitable move from Greensboro to Charlotte is that, unlike just about everything else that’s so disorienting about college sports these days, this was not done by perceived necessity. It was entirely by elective choice. That says everything about the ACC’s motivation here and what was driving the new commissioner and ...

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Sixty-nine years after its founding in a smoke-filled room inside of the old Sedgefield Inn, the ACC is leaving the city and relocating its headquarters to Charlotte, the league announced on Tuesday. The conference’s board of directors, made up of presidents and chancellors of all 15 of the ACC’s members, finalized in recent weeks what the ACC described as a “unanimous” ...

DALLAS (AP) — In a meeting room just down the hall from where the plan for a 12-team College Football Playoff came to life almost 2 1/2 years ago, the conference commissioners who manage the postseason system finally began the next phase of expansion: implementation.

“It was supposed to be a way that players could capitalize on their market value. It wasn’t supposed to be pay for play. It wasn’t supposed to be a recruiting inducement. And that’s exactly what it’s become.”

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Xfinity/Comcast, the largest television provider in Virginia and the United States, has agreed to carry the ACC Network, giving the nascent project full national distribution in just its third year.

The leagues will work together on College Football Playoff and NCAA issues and schedule more football and basketball nonconference games amongst each other.

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