ACC Football Daily Links — ACC Files Lawsuit Against Maryland With Regard to $50 Million Exit Fee

Monday through Friday each week, we compile the best links on ACC football from around the web.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

ACC Files Lawsuit Against Maryland Monday (Duke Chronicle)

The ACC filed a lawsuit against Maryland in North Carolina state court after the Terrapins announced last week their intentions to join the Big Ten conference. The case was filed in the Greensboro courthouse Monday, a state court clerk confirmed to The Chronicle. The lawsuit, which the clerk said is a contract suit, is likely regarding the payment of the $50 million required to leave the ACC…

Virginia to Big Ten? Nope, Says UVa AD (SB Nation)

The University of Virginia will not join the Big Ten, athletic director Craig Littlepage said, according to David Teel of the Daily Press. Littlepage said that school president Teresa Sullivan told the school’s board of trustees that the university was not in conversations with the Midwestern conference about leaving the ACC. Last week, Maryland left the ACC, joining the Big Ten along with Rutgers from the Big East…

With Ugly ACC Title Game On Tap, Should League Tweak Its Format? (Orange and White)

A quick check of Stubhub.com Monday morning revealed a less-than-stellar market for tickets to Saturday’s ACC Championship clash between Florida State and Georgia Tech. If you’re willing to sit in Bank of America Stadium’s upper deck Saturday night, you won’t exactly have to break into your 401K. Tickets to see the Seminoles and Yellow Jackets clash are going for as low as $4, plus handling charges…

Georgia Tech’s Turnaround Began at Bye (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Georgia Tech was its own version of a Wreck this year during the Oct. 13 bye week. The Yellow Jackets had sunk to 2-4 with only one conference win, had lost three straight games and fired their defensive coordinator. A bowl game seemed improbable, let alone a division title. And yet here they are, preparing to face Atlantic Division champion Florida State on Saturday in the Dr Pepper ACC championship game…

With Season Over, Virginia Coach Mike London Laments Run Game Struggles (Washington Post)

There are a variety of reasons why Virginia ended the 2012 college football season with a 4-8 record and last-place finish in the ACC’s Coastal division for the second time in three years under Coach Mike London. The Cavaliers had the league’s worst turnover margin, the second-most penalties and allowed more kickoff returns of 50 or more yards than any other ACC team…

Saying Goodbye to Big East Football (Cardiac Hill)

After 20 seasons as a Big East football member, Pitt will play their final game as a member of the conference on Saturday against the South Florida Bulls. Let’s be real – this season hasn’t turned out the way Pitt fans have hoped for, but part of me says we should have seen this coming with all of the coaching changes this program has endured in the past two years…

ACC Football Must Reverse Current Trend (Fox Sports Carolinas)

The narrative about ACC football in July was the league’s fortunes were about to change. Progress was just ahead with a few unbecoming seasons in its rearview mirror. Eleven starting quarterbacks were returning, legitimate Heisman hopefuls were at several locales and optimism was high because ACC football couldn’t struggle any more than it had been in recent seasons. Or so it seemed. None of that became a reality…

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