Latest Atlantic Coast Conference football News

ACC revenue up in 2020-21 with Notre Dame in football chase

May. 20, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference reported a record total of $578.3 million in revenue for the 2020-21 fiscal year with the addition of Notre Dame as a full football member for one season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The league’s tax filing released Friday...

Ex-Virginia Tech player pleads not guilty in beating death

May. 19, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Tech football player accused of fatally beating a man he met on an online dating site and had initially believed to be a woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to a second-degree murder charge, authorities said. The arraignment of former...

Pac-12 scraps divisions moments after NCAA paves way

May. 18, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

The Pac-12 announced Wednesday it was scrapping its divisional format for the upcoming football season moments after the NCAA Division I Council tossed out requirements that dictate how conferences can determine a champion. The Pac-12 will now pair the teams with the highest...

ACC mulling division-free football scheduling model by 2023

May. 11, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

The Atlantic Coast Conference is mulling a change to its football scheduling model that could include the elimination of divisions by 2023. Discussions are taking place among league schools during the ACC's annual spring meetings in Amelia Island, Florida. Commissioner Jim Phillips...

Alabama's Saban denies tampering with Louisville transfer

May. 11, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban denies that anybody from his program had contact with receiver Tyler Harrell before the former Louisville player entered the transfer portal, which would have violated NCAA rules. Saban responded to a suggestion from Louisville coach...

Brother of Clemson's Dabo Swinney arrested on sex charge

May. 06, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The brother of Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has been arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, according to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. Henry Ervil Swinney III, 53, of Clemson, South Carolina, was arrested on April 23....

Pitt WR Addison, Biletnikoff winner, in transfer portal

May. 03, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

Pittsburgh wide receiver Jordan Addison is exploring his options. The rising junior and 2021 Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's top receiver is in the NCAA transfer portal. Addison put in his paperwork by the May 1 deadline and his entry became visible Tuesday. ...

Howell, Ross, "Punt God" still available on Day 3 of draft

Apr. 30, 2022 02:50 AM EDT

There are stars to be found in the final rounds of the NFL draft. They're just not easy to spot. Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott and Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins both were taken in the fourth round and went on to become Pro Bowl passers. The Chiefs drafted All-Pro...

Penn State hires Patrick Kraft from BC as athletic director

Apr. 29, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State hired Boston College athletic director Patrick Kraft to be its next AD on Friday. Kraft, 43, will take over for the retiring Sandy Barbour on July 1 after the Penn State Board of Trustees approved an agreement that had been in the works for...

AP source: Penn State finalizing deal to make BC's Kraft AD

Apr. 26, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

Penn State is working to finalize a deal with Boston College athletic director Patrick Kraft to replace the retiring Sandy Barbour and become the school’s next AD. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that the school and Kraft were closing in on an...