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John Swofford News & Bio


Name:John Swofford
Hometown:North Wilkesboro, NC
High School:Wilkes Central
Born:December 6, 1948 (70)
Notes:Football, UNC Athletic Director, ACC Commissioner

ACC counting down until debut of new ACC Network
Much like an expecting parent, ACC commissioner John Swofford is counting down the days until the arrival of the ACC Network. Working hand-in-hand with partner...

ACC commissioner John Swofford on NCAA transfer portal: 'I don’t think it’s the end of the world’
John Swofford wants to give the NCAA’s new transfer rules more time before making more changes. The NCAA made changes to the transfer rules last...

Swofford: August launch of ACC TV channel ‘on schedule’
ACC commissioner John Swofford says “everything is on schedule” for the August launch of the league’s TV channel. Speaking Monday, Swofford says a focus now...

Carolina Insider Podcast: NCAA Preview, John Swofford
Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas discuss North Carolina's No. 1 seed in the NCAA Midwest Regional, break down the tournament bracket and recap last...

Chansky’s Notebook: A Dear John Letter
An open letter from Mack Brown to John Swofford: Dear John, I know you don’t make the ACC football schedules, but as the guy who...

Swofford: NBA's G League doesn't "create a negative for college basketball"
ACC Commissioner John Swofford welcomed another avenue for players during his conference media day press conference in Charlotte, and isn't concerned it'll be a detriment...

Chansky’s Notebook: Advantage Tar Heels?
The 2018-19 basketball schedules were released this week, and did the Tar Heels ever catch a break with the rotation of ACC single-game opponents. If...

ACC Announces Future Men’s Basketball Tournament Sites
The 2021 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., and the 2022 event will be played at Barclays...

Years of investment paying off for ACC football in national reputation
John Swofford played in the ACC at a time (1968-71) when its football was a national afterthought at best. Back then, even though Clemson won...

College football attendance a concern of ACC commissioner John Swofford
But after he was done extolling the virtues of the ACC — “the only major conference to win national championships in football, men’s basketball, women’s...


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