ACC Football Daily Links — 2012 TV Ratings Paint Dismal Picture for the Conference, As Even Top Teams’ Broadcasts Fall Flat

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

2012 ACC Football TV Ratings Roundup (BC Interruption)

With the 2012 college football regular season in the books, Sports Media Watch compiled the TV ratings for most games on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN and ESPN2. For a program that limped to a 2-10 regular season, sure feels like Boston College football was on TV a lot this season. The results were a mixed bag for BC. The Eagles were involved in the second highest watched game in the league this year…

Maryland to Big Ten: ‘It’s Money Versus Tradition’ (Washington Post)

On the third Saturday in November, more than 100 of the University of Maryland’s most generous donors and ardent supporters were invited to the president’s newly constructed, multimillion-dollar home. The breakfast tailgate party preceded that afternoon’s game against nationally ranked Florida State…

Conference-Hopping Leaves Some Commissioners Waiting for Next Shoe (CBS Sports)

By the night of Sunday, Nov. 18, John Swofford was out of options. The ACC commissioner had tried to contact every key player at Maryland. President Wallace Loh. Athletic director Kevin Anderson. Chancellor William Kirwan. Nothing but voicemails. Turns out, Maryland had signed a nondisclosure agreement with its new partner, the Big Ten, as a way to protect the news of its imminent departure from the ACC. They weren’t talking…

Clemson Among Nation’s Most Efficient Offenses, But Defense Dominates (Orange and White)

Offense sells tickets – defense wins championships. That’s the saying, and at least this season in college football, it was certainly the truth. Using Seldom Used Reserve’s (SUR) adjusted offensive rankings and Football Outsiders’ (FO) defensive efficiency rankings – a grim, but not all that surprising truth about where Clemson and the rest of the ACC stands on the national scene is revealed…

Sabre Roundtable: 2012 and Football’s Future (The Sabre)

As Virginia student-athletes hit the books for exams, there are no visions of Sugar Bowl fairies or even Music City Bowl dreams dancing in the heads of the football team. No, the Cavaliers missed out on postseason play thanks to a 4-8 campaign that has since seen the dismissal of four assistant coaches and the transfer of quarterback Michael Rocco…

Syracuse Football Attendance Down 6%, Lowest Since 2008 (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)

AL.com broke down the attendance figures for the 2012 college football season and found that the FBS national average of 45,274 was the lowest since 2003. Whether that’s due to higher ticket costs, TV and Internet access, lack of quality home games or a culmination of all three, who knows. As for the Syracuse Orange, despite winning two more games than last season, home attendance dropped 6% to 37,953…

Wolfpack Fueled to Win Bowl for O’Brien (Fox Sports Carolinas)

The North Carolina State football team is at a crossroads not unlike some others in college football this season. The Wolfpack is dealing with a coaching change, as Tom O’Brien was fired after six seasons and replaced by Dave Doeren of Northern Illinois, but with a bowl game still to play. But Doeren, whose Huskies are making history themselves, won’t coach anyone this month…

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