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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2013
Nearly a year after Maryland announced its athletic teams would leave the Atlantic Coast Conference to join the Big Ten in 2014, ACC commissioner John Swofford said in interview Wednesday that there is no ill will despite lawsuits that are pending between the school and the league. During the ACC's men's basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Swofford told The Baltimore Sun, “I wish them well. I hope that it turns out to be a good decision for the people of Maryland. We have moved on in our way this year [with the addition of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame]
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February 14, 2014
Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus and Jeff Barker and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports. How much influence did Mike Krzyzewski have in Maryland not getting a return game from Duke this season? Don Markus:  As much as Terp fans love to blame Coach K for everything - the 10-point lead that disappeared at Cole Field House in January 2001 and the 22-point lead that evaporated at the Metrodome in Minneapolis later that season in the NCAA semifinals as well as for a handful of of other games when the Blue Devils got their share of calls -  this was one controversy that was easy to Krzyzewski to avoid.
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By THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER | June 15, 2003
RALEIGH, N.C. - Eight high-ranking officials confirmed Friday that Florida State's position on expansion has been clear since late 2001: If the Atlantic Coast Conference can't lure Miami away from the Big East, Florida State can't guarantee it will remain an ACC member. Florida State's position "is common knowledge among athletics directors and [conference] commissioners when we get together," one source said. The eight sources, who spoke on the condition they not be identified, range in rank from a Division I-A conference commissioner to athletic directors - including more than one in the ACC - to a trustee chairman and bowl executive.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2013
Nearly a year after Maryland announced its athletic teams would leave the Atlantic Coast Conference to join the Big Ten in 2014, ACC commissioner John Swofford said in interview Wednesday that there is no ill will despite lawsuits that are pending between the school and the league. During the ACC's men's basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Swofford told The Baltimore Sun, “I wish them well. I hope that it turns out to be a good decision for the people of Maryland. We have moved on in our way this year [with the addition of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame]
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford said at a news conference on Wednesday that playing a men's basketball tournament in  New York City sometime in the near future is possible, and that Washington is still on the league's radar as a potential tournament site despite Maryland's departure after this season. "I wouldn't want to handicap that, but without a doubt New York City is prominent part of our footprint," Swofford said. "Any college team knows New York City and there's a particular interest in college basketball there.
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By Jeff Barker and Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2011
Maryland pulled a uniform switch prior to Monday night's game - apparently to heighten the impact of its final choice of colors. The Terps came out for warm-ups wearing red pants. But just before the game began, the players raced out of the tunnel in white pants and white jerseys. The biggest surprise may have been the new gold, black, red and white helmets. The team had staged a fashion show last month to unveil the uniforms. At that time, there were only two helmets displayed.
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Sports Digest | December 16, 2011
Colleges ACC men's, women's slates go to 18 games The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Thursday that beginning in the 2012-13 season the league will play an 18-game conference schedule in men's and women's basketball. The men's teams have played a 16-game schedule while the women's teams moved from 14 to 16 league games this season. "Our member institutions have been talking about this increase for a while and knowing our league will be expanding to 14 in the future, we've decided to move to an 18-game conference schedule next year, regardless of our membership number," commissioner John Swofford said.
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February 14, 2014
Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus and Jeff Barker and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports. How much influence did Mike Krzyzewski have in Maryland not getting a return game from Duke this season? Don Markus:  As much as Terp fans love to blame Coach K for everything - the 10-point lead that disappeared at Cole Field House in January 2001 and the 22-point lead that evaporated at the Metrodome in Minneapolis later that season in the NCAA semifinals as well as for a handful of of other games when the Blue Devils got their share of calls -  this was one controversy that was easy to Krzyzewski to avoid.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2012
When Maryland visits Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday, there is bound to be at least one chant from the Duke students downplaying the basketball history between the two schools. "Not our rivals," clap, clap, clap, clap, clap. "Not our rivals," clap, clap, clap, clap, clap. Some might view that as typical Duke snobbery, but as soon as Pittsburgh and Syracuse join the Atlantic Coast Conference, that is likely to be much more the case. Expansion - a move designed to garner more at-large bids to the NCAA tournament as well as prevent some of the league's football powers from defecting to the Southeastern Conference - will turn Duke-Maryland into just another game.
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By Childs Walker and Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
The University of Maryland's planned departure from the Atlantic Coast Conference has raised questions about the league's long-term survival, a sobering prospect for fans that grew up on games between the Terps and their Tobacco Road rivals. The first notes of panic emerged Monday, after Maryland announced plans to leave for the Big Ten and its far greater television riches in 2014. "I think the ACC is vulnerable right now," said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski in taping his show Basketball and Beyond for Sirius XM Radio.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford said at a news conference on Wednesday that playing a men's basketball tournament in  New York City sometime in the near future is possible, and that Washington is still on the league's radar as a potential tournament site despite Maryland's departure after this season. "I wouldn't want to handicap that, but without a doubt New York City is prominent part of our footprint," Swofford said. "Any college team knows New York City and there's a particular interest in college basketball there.
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By Childs Walker and Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
The University of Maryland's planned departure from the Atlantic Coast Conference has raised questions about the league's long-term survival, a sobering prospect for fans that grew up on games between the Terps and their Tobacco Road rivals. The first notes of panic emerged Monday, after Maryland announced plans to leave for the Big Ten and its far greater television riches in 2014. "I think the ACC is vulnerable right now," said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski in taping his show Basketball and Beyond for Sirius XM Radio.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2012
When Maryland visits Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday, there is bound to be at least one chant from the Duke students downplaying the basketball history between the two schools. "Not our rivals," clap, clap, clap, clap, clap. "Not our rivals," clap, clap, clap, clap, clap. Some might view that as typical Duke snobbery, but as soon as Pittsburgh and Syracuse join the Atlantic Coast Conference, that is likely to be much more the case. Expansion - a move designed to garner more at-large bids to the NCAA tournament as well as prevent some of the league's football powers from defecting to the Southeastern Conference - will turn Duke-Maryland into just another game.
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Sports Digest | December 16, 2011
Colleges ACC men's, women's slates go to 18 games The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Thursday that beginning in the 2012-13 season the league will play an 18-game conference schedule in men's and women's basketball. The men's teams have played a 16-game schedule while the women's teams moved from 14 to 16 league games this season. "Our member institutions have been talking about this increase for a while and knowing our league will be expanding to 14 in the future, we've decided to move to an 18-game conference schedule next year, regardless of our membership number," commissioner John Swofford said.
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By Jeff Barker and Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2011
Maryland pulled a uniform switch prior to Monday night's game - apparently to heighten the impact of its final choice of colors. The Terps came out for warm-ups wearing red pants. But just before the game began, the players raced out of the tunnel in white pants and white jerseys. The biggest surprise may have been the new gold, black, red and white helmets. The team had staged a fashion show last month to unveil the uniforms. At that time, there were only two helmets displayed.
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By THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER | June 15, 2003
RALEIGH, N.C. - Eight high-ranking officials confirmed Friday that Florida State's position on expansion has been clear since late 2001: If the Atlantic Coast Conference can't lure Miami away from the Big East, Florida State can't guarantee it will remain an ACC member. Florida State's position "is common knowledge among athletics directors and [conference] commissioners when we get together," one source said. The eight sources, who spoke on the condition they not be identified, range in rank from a Division I-A conference commissioner to athletic directors - including more than one in the ACC - to a trustee chairman and bowl executive.
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By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun Reporter | March 7, 2007
Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford has been affiliated with the league since 1973, and he struggled this week to recall when there was as much balance in men's basketball as there was this season, lending to a truly wide-open ACC tournament. With the top five teams in the league separated by one game, and a shift in power from the state of North Carolina to Virginia, it seems as if anything can happen this week at the tournament, which begins tomorrow at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. Maryland vs. Miami ACC tournament first round, tomorrow, 2:30 p.m. (approximate)
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By Ed Waldman and Ed Waldman,SUN STAFF | May 20, 2004
The Atlantic Coast Conference, which will grow by two schools this year and one more in 2005, announced yesterday a new deal with Jefferson-Pilot Sports and Raycom Sports to continue to syndicate its football and basketball games. The deal comes less than a week after the conference announced a new, improved agreement with ABC and ESPN to televise its football games. That contract reportedly will pay the ACC $263 million over its seven-year term. Financial terms of the JP-Raycom deal were not disclosed.
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