ACC Focused On Current Members
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Summers just aren't quiet anymore for the Atlantic Coast Conference.
More NCAA concerns have popped up at Miami while North Carolina prepares to serve its one-year bowl ban. The league found out it finally will begin playing with 14 schools in 2013, quashed rumors that some members might be considering leaving and kept its seat at the major-conference table by re-upping with the Orange Bowl.
So as the ACC opened its two-day media days Sunday, it faced a new list of questions.
What will happen with Miami after new rule-breaking accusations surfaced late last week? Will the league keep growing or stop with Pittsburgh and Syracuse? Who will ACC teams play in those future Orange bowls?
In a wide-ranging, 45-minute question-and-answer session, commissioner John Swofford said the league's focus is "totally on 14" schools. In discussing the latest published reports about Miami and the NCAA, he said the "sooner we can get the several problems totally behind us that we've had in this league, the better."