5/2: ACC Expansion News

StateFans has scanned the regional news for the latest information on the events surrounding possible ACC Expansion.

News and Observer: Tudor- More Just Isn't Better

"While remaining noncommittal on expansion, N.C. State athletics director Lee Fowler said Thursday that "if you go to 12, then there are ways to work out the other issues."

Charlotte Observer: Doyel- ACC Swoons Over Miami

"According to sources in North Carolina and Florida, ACC Commissioner John Swofford is urging league presidents to approve expansion while lobbying Miami to come aboard.

The ACC expects a resolution in the next two or three weeks, sources said, with an answer -- but only if Miami says yes -- possible as early as next week."

Miami Herald: Source- UM President Shalala has Mixed Reviews

"ACC commissioner John Swofford is having ongoing dialogue with UM representatives to see where they stand on the issue, the source said, because the conference does not want to make an official invitation that would get turned down."

Daily Press (Hampton,VA): Difficult Questions for ACC

"The ACC's last public expansion debate occurred in 1999, and this latest chatter remained private until April 16, when Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese accused the ACC of poaching on four of his schools - Virginia Tech, Miami, Boston College and Syracuse. ACC commissioner John Swofford countered with non-denial denials that would have made Haig's boss from the 1970s, Dick Nixon, proud."


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