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John Swofford News & Bio


Name:John Swofford
Hometown:North Wilkesboro, NC
High School:Wilkes Central
Born:December 6, 1948 (69)
Notes:Football, UNC Athletic Director, ACC Commissioner

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...

ACC Drops Football Injury Reports
Injury reports have gone by the wayside in Atlantic Coast Conference football. Coaches chose to scrap those when they met at the conference’s spring meetings...

What's the hold up on ACC Basketball Tournament future sites?
What I wanted to know is where the ACC Basketball Tournament will be after Charlotte in 2019 and Greensboro in 2020. That cake of information...

ACC Coaches Suggest Expanding NCAA Tournament to 72 Teams at Conference Meetings
At the ACC spring meetings, the conference's coaches recommended expanding the NCAA tournament to 72 teams, pushing back the three-point line, and widening the lane...

Swofford on basketball's troubles: 'We'll come out better'
John Swofford spoke calmly, but the ACC commissioner made it clear he wasn’t happy with several of his basketball programs popping up in the course...

ACC Announces 10-Year Extension with Charlotte as Football Championship Game Host Site
The ACC and the Charlotte Sports Foundation have reached a 10-year agreement that will keep the ACC Football Championship Game in Charlotte through the 2030...


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