John Swofford Football News & Bio
The pioneer: Ricky Lanier reflects on being UNC's first Black football player
|Hometown:||North Wilkesboro, NC|
|High School:||Wilkes Central|
|Born:||December 6, 1948 (74)|
|Notes:||Football, UNC Athletic Director, ACC Commissioner|
The story goes that starting quarterback John Swofford went down early with an injury, meaning North Carolina coach Bill Dooley had to turn to his...Tue Feb 28, 2023
Chansky’s Notebook: Dream to Nightmare
Has the grant of rights spelled doom for the ACC? UNC’s John Swofford was considered a great ACC commissioner. However, one negotiation Swofford engineered for...Tue Jul 5, 2022
John Swofford discusses ACC commissioner retirement and more
John Swofford served as athletic director at UNC from 1980 to 1997. In July 1997, he was named the fourth commissioner of the ACC, a...
Tue Mar 2, 2021
Retiring ACC commissioner John Swofford changed UNC athletics, even after he left
John Swofford, who led his final meeting with the ACC's athletic directors on Thursday, has extensive ties to North Carolina. As a student at UNC,...
Thu Feb 11, 2021
Authentic, unassuming John Swofford exits as ACC commissioner
The Atlantic Coast Conference has been a part of John Swofford’s family since the Eisenhower administration. His brother Jim played football at Duke from 1957...
Mon Feb 1, 2021