The ACC commissioner said he is "really optimistic."
The rationale for the impending alliance between the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 revolves around membership stability, legislative clout and marquee football games, writes David Teel.
New ACC commissioner Jim Phillips is among college athletics' most-respected leaders, and assessments of his brief tenure have been glowing. The honeymoon ended at 4 p.m., Wednesday.
The ACC’s medical advisory group has not finalized testing protocols for the fall sports seasons, but asymptomatic vaccinated athletes and coaches likely will be excused from routine testing.
The current deal between ESPN and Comcast runs out in September, according to sources.
The Atlantic Coast Conference in 2012-13 reported $135,000 in legal fees on its federal tax filing. That expense has mushroomed to $2.7 million-$3.1 million in each of the last four fiscal years.
As the athletic director at Northwestern, Jim Phillips opposed the legalization of gambling on college athletics. Now, as the ACC’s commissioner, Phillips is tasked with preparing the conference and its member schools for that very reality.
As the ACC Network’s one-hour documentary on Notre Dame football’s 2020 season closes, quarterback Ian Book perfectly frames the Fighting Irish’s one-year conference cameo.
A Navy veteran and design engineer, John Phillips was a loving yet reticent father. But after moving the youngest of his 10 children into a freshman dorm at the University of Illinois, he lingered at the door, paused, and offered a few words of guidance.
John Swofford has vacated the ACC commissioner’s office and left his successor a private note. He conducted his final meeting, virtually of course, with the conference’s athletic directors Thursday morning.
Never before has the ACC title game towered over college football’s championship weekend. Never before has the contest had this television appeal.
Jim Phillips, the athletic director at Northwestern, will become the ACC’s next commissioner. The league announced the news Monday, sharing the selected replacement for longtime commissioner John Swofford.