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John Swofford News & Bio


Name:John Swofford
Hometown:North Wilkesboro, NC
High School:Wilkes Central
Born:December 6, 1948 (71)
Notes:Football, UNC Athletic Director, ACC Commissioner

Swofford recounts emotions of ACC Network launch, optimistic on Comcast
As the driving force behind the ACC Network, John Swofford was understandably emotional when the project launched Aug. 22. Devoting more than a decade of...

ACC Commissioner John Swofford weighs in on Fair Pay to Play Act
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the Fair Pay to Play Act that would take hold in 2023. It would allow athletes who attend...

Gov. Roy Cooper sends letter to Swofford, ACC Network urging solutions with cable providers
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, who holds two degrees from UNC and regularly appears at the Smith Center for basketball games, sent a letter to...

Swofford Addresses ACC Network, Gambling & More
Commissioner John Swofford opened the ACC Kickoff with his annual State of the ACC address. Some of the major talking points ahead of the 2019...

ACC hopes to end stigma behind mental illness
From championships to academics and now a new network, the ACC continues to raise the bar. "Those are tangible, very important aspects of the ACC,"...

Chansky’s Notebook: Still No TV For UNC vs. Miami?
ACC Commissioner John Swofford needs to explain what is going on with the new ACC Network. How come ESPN isn’t doing for the ACC what...

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...


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