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Swofford disappointed in ACC schools, lists wants

Posted July 24, 2011
Updated July 27, 2011

— Normally the commissioner talks to the media on the first day of the ACC Football Kickoff about the upcoming season and what happened last season. On Sunday, it was a lot about NCAA investigations.

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford feels like the conference is at a tipping point. He used choice and strong words at the podium in discussing the current environment surrounding college football.

John Swofford ACC Commissioner Swofford expresses disappointment

“I think we are at a point where enough is enough,” Swofford said. “It’s created a lot of cynicism and is indicative of a clash, I think, with the commercial model and the collegiate model. We’re at a cross roads.”

Swofford said he wants three things from the 12 members of the ACC: win, play by the rules and graduate players.

Georgia Tech is on probation for violating NCAA rules and the University of North Carolina has received a Notice of Allegations and is awaiting a hearing.

“I’m disappointed and concerned because that’s not who we are as a league,” Swofford said.

The commissioner favors a more modernized and streamlined version of NCAA rules with straightforward punishment guidelines.

“Let’s consider a graduated system with categories of offenses, with sentencing parameters and guidelines that everybody knows about ahead of time,” Swofford said.

Swofford added that you can not legislate integrity.

“I think winning is really important,” Swofford said. “But if you have to cheat to win, you really haven’t won at all, have you?

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  • heelsfaninraleigh Jul 27, 2011

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    No, you want him gone because you know he is a winner and that scares you to death.

  • heelsfaninraleigh Jul 27, 2011

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    Please enlighten us as to why state let Kiffin go.

  • heelsfaninraleigh Jul 27, 2011

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    Point to one recruiting violation Carolina has been charged with.

  • heelsfaninraleigh Jul 27, 2011

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    While this doesn't lessen the wrong some players did, please explain to me how extra help from a tutor on a paper equates to playing better on the football field???

  • heelsfaninraleigh Jul 27, 2011

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    LOIC??? Really??? Not according to the NCAA and that is just eating you up. Too funny.

  • heelsfaninraleigh Jul 27, 2011

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    How sad that is the ONLY thing you wusspeckers have to hang your hat on.

  • heelsfaninraleigh Jul 27, 2011

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    Yes, because we all know UNC is the first ACC school to have EVER had NCAA violations. smh

  • Objective Scientist Jul 26, 2011

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    GC... you obviously don't like Swofford and have a different opinion of him than I. Actually, in my post, I did not say a lot about Swofford rather about "intercollegiate athletic issues". At the end I said, with regard to needed changes, that Swofford "cannot do it alone". Hey... put any conference commissioner's name in place of Swofford's, put other name's in place of current ADs, etc. - NO ONE will be able to bring about needed changes in the NCAA and/or in intercollegiate athletics ALONE. Vanderbilt was a "very brave" institution to do what it did and it is not something that could be easily done at most universities. Nevertheless, my point - more or less - was that change is desperately needed in the world of intercollegiate athletics and from my perspective that will require collective and consensual policies and actions from the Chancellors/Presidents of our universities. You may not like Swofford, but his "ideas" are not out of the mainstream of thought and possibilities suggested by other commissioners, and ADs, across the country. One thing we need is to focus on the issues and seek pragmatic solutions... not focus on personalities and ideologies. That is why our US Congress is "deadlocked" on important issues.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Jul 26, 2011

    I still don't understand the love affair with Butch Davis at Carolina. He's done nothing good for them, and he needs to go. I think they all know this, but just don't want to face the music. Because if Butch can somehow survive, they can believe the lie that this was just about a couple of cheating players, a rogue tutor, and a cheating assistant coach.

    I want Butch gone because I would really love to see who they bring in with this dark cloud still hanging over their heads.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Jul 26, 2011

    Really?

    Why did you neglect to include Butch Davis and Carolina fans in this list?

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