ACC Football Daily Links — Breaking Down Conference Athletic Department Financials for 2011-12

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Look at 2011-12 ACC Athletic Department Financials (BC Interruption)

According to data compiled by the U.S. Department of Education, the athletic department at Boston College generated over $66 million during the 2011-12 fiscal year. That figure ranked sixth in the conference behind Florida State, Virginia, North Carolina, Duke and Clemson…

FSU Football Battles False Perceptions and Unmet Season Expectations (FSUNews)

Brendan Bures, Sports Editor: We started this semester all with some pretty bold claims—some thought EJ Manuel could win the Heisman, some foolishly got trapped into the yearly dance of getting into bed with FSU and their national championship hopes. Overall, this season should be considered successful for Florida State football…

Syracuse Football: The Right Syracuse Guy for the Job (Troy Nunes is An Absolute Magician)

Wisconsin, Texas Tech, and Oregon*. Just some of the college football programs in search of a new coach. Boston College,Tennessee and Auburn. Just some of the college football programs who have already found their new coach. It’s the “silly season” in college football — the time before the bowls kickoff and the time when college’s hire and fire like they’re restaurants looking for new servers…

With Limited Scholarships to Offer and NCAA Sanctions Looming, Miami Hurricanes Can’t Afford to Miss on Recruits (Palm Beach Post)

If the Miami Hurricanes need a slogan for their 2013 recruiting class, here’s one: Doing more with less. Hoping to reduce the impact of expected NCAA sanctions connected to the Nevin Shapiro scandal that will undoubtedly include scholarship reductions, UM coach Al Golden has already begun the process of cutting down the number of incoming players that will become Hurricanes on national signing day in February…

Pitt-Penn State Make Right Move With Extension of Series (Cardiac Hill)

Pitt got some great news when it was announced head coach Paul Chryst wasn’t going anywhere after the Wisconsin job opened up. Having to search for yet another head coach would have not only been disastrous for the present team, but could have halted what is looking like a very good recruiting class. But that wasn’t the only news to come last week…

Orange Bowl Infused With Rich History for FSU (Fox Sports Florida)

Florida State hasn’t played in the Orange Bowl in seven years. But the program that Bobby Bowden rebuilt in the 1970s gained national recognition with Orange Bowl games against Oklahoma in the 1980s. And Florida State won its first national title in the 1994 Orange Bowl. “To me, the Orange Bowl has such great tradition,” Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said…

Beamer Ball vs. Rutgers Ball (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Leave it to Rutgers coach Kyle Flood to deliver one of the biggest keys for the Russell Athletic Bowl against Virginia Tech later this month. Beamer ball vs. Rutgers ball, perhaps? “We’re well aware of the reputation going into this game that Virginia Tech has of being a really fine special-teams outfit and that will certainly be one of the great matchups in the game,” Flood said…

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