The ACC had the opportunity to shake up the league today, but instead they voted to keep everything status quo:
ACC opts to remain at 8 league games despite the fact ACC schools will now receive $500K less per school in TV revenue industry sources said— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 5, 2016
The ruling was voted on by the conference’s ADs. BC AD Brad Bates has yet to publicly comment on this. Asked why they made this decision Duke AD Kevin White had this to say:
Duke AD Kevin White with a great summation of his support for staying at 8 conf games pic.twitter.com/HCIA7Digtc— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) October 5, 2016
Yeah, that doesn’t give a lot of answers.
This is clearly pushed by the power schools (Clemson, Florida State etc) who want the ability to continue to grab major opponents. Can’t blame them for it either, if you have the ability to make those schedules, by all means do it.
However this isn’t good news for those of us who wanted to see Boston College play Coastal teams more frequently (cough Miami cough), as we will continue to have to wait long periods of time between meetings. Moving forward I don’t know if this is something the ADs will address, but for now everything is going to remain the same.