Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford insists Pitt and Syracuse made sense for ACC membership on multiple levels. What comes to mind first, however, is market geography. “We had the geographic gap, if you will, between Maryland at the time and Boston College.” Then he lists “quality of institutions, quality of football and basketball programs” and “good marketplaces from a media standpoint.”
Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford insists Pitt and Syracuse made sense for ACC membership on multiple levels. What comes to mind first, however, is market geography. “We had the geographic gap, if you will, between Maryland at the time and Boston College.” Then he lists “quality of institutions, quality of football and basketball programs” and “good marketplaces from a media standpoint.” Gerry Broome AP
Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford insists Pitt and Syracuse made sense for ACC membership on multiple levels. What comes to mind first, however, is market geography. “We had the geographic gap, if you will, between Maryland at the time and Boston College.” Then he lists “quality of institutions, quality of football and basketball programs” and “good marketplaces from a media standpoint.” Gerry Broome AP

Remembering the reasons for the ACC’s most recent expansion

July 26, 2015 09:44 AM