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Boston College Daily Links: ACC Spring Meetings Wrap Up

Daily links for Friday, May 17, 2013.


ACC wraps meetings with eye on future (ESPN ACC Blog)
It already has been reported the ACC has been exploring a new tie-in with the New Era Pinstripe Bowl and reconnecting with the Gator Bowl. Opponents are also set to change in the Russell Athletic Bowl (Big 12) -- which could move up in the pecking order -- and the Belk Bowl (SEC). Both previously featured a team from the soon-to-be renamed Big East.

ACC plans to change ticket allotment policy (ESPN ACC Blog)
Silly. "There's been no discussion at all about divisional realignment, and Swofford says there are no plans to change the way the divisions look."

Video: ACC spring meetings, Day 3 (ESPN ACC Blog)
Andrea Adelson wraps up the ACC spring meetings, as the league looks optimistically into the future.

Video: ACC Commissioner John Swofford (ESPN ACC Blog)
ACC Commissioner John Swofford talks to Andrea Adelson about the biggest topics from the conference's spring meetings including the latest bowl lineup and the ACC's standing in college football.

How John Swofford brought stability to the ACC via conference realignment (
But make no mistake, John Swofford is a ninja. He moves quickly and quietly, and by the time his enemies -- or, in his case, business rivals -- realize he's struck, it's already too late. Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich, a veteran of the realignment tilt-a-whirl who has taken his school from Conference USA to the Big East to the ACC, has another word for Swofford. "He's a magician," Jurich said.

On cue, the ACC eyes Madison Square Garden (
“AAC” sounds almost like “ACC,” but there the similarity will end. At least in basketball, the ACC will stand apart and above. It won’t matter where its tournament is staged; this will be the Tiffany League of hoops, and Tiffany’s flagship store is on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. That’s not in Greensboro, either.

3-point shot: ACC and MSG? (ESPN Men's College Basketball Nation Blog)
If MSG wanted to maximize the opportunity it has in front of it then it should get the Big East to move its tournament to early in championship week and take the ACC the latter part of the week. If not, then the ACC has to see if it can wedge its way into the Barclays Center in Brooklyn around the A-10, or push the A-10 to play earlier in the week.

OT/DE Beh leaning heavily to one school (ESPN Insider)
OT/DE Noah Beh (Scranton, Pa./Scranton Prep) finds that thoughts of his two top schools -- Boston College and Penn State -- often pop up in those quiet times when he's by himself. He's thought heavily on the merits of each school for about a month. And, Beh said, that time alone and the talks with those close to him has helped him realize one thing: He's favoring one school, and he could commit soon.

BC fans are not teaching our children well (Eagle in Atlanta)
I've read "My Dad Loves Boston College Football" hundreds of times. Any time my son brings it over, I am helpless to resist. Yet today was the first time I realized what a dangerous book it was and how it captures all that is wrong with BC fandom. This cute little children's book is proof that BC's fan issues are "nurture" not nature. Don't believe me? It is right there on the pages.