Latest Atlantic Coast Conference football News

ACC changing scheduling model for football in '23 and beyond

Jun. 28, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference is going forward with a plan to change its football scheduling model, with the biggest change being the elimination of divisions. The new plan, adopted by the league’s athletic directors and faculty athletic representatives on...

Tim Tebow among first-timers on College Football HOF ballot

Jun. 06, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

Tim Tebow, who led Florida to two national championships and won the 2007 Heisman Trophy, is among the former players making a first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot. The National Football Foundation announced on Monday the players and coaches eligible for...

Boston College hires Blake James as athletic director

Jun. 01, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College has hired former Miami athletic director Blake James to succeed Patrick Kraft as the Eagles AD. James held the job in Miami from 2013-21, overseeing 18 varsity sports. During his tenure, the Hurricanes built new indoor facilities for football, baseball...

'It's all legal': Foreign college athletes cash in at home

May. 30, 2022 01:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Miami punter Lou Hedley had to fly 13,000 miles to western Australia to cash in on his name. The tattooed Aussie and thousands of other international athletes at American colleges have been told they can't profit from their name, image and likeness on U.S. soil —...

Highsmith returns to Hurricanes as GM of football operations

May. 26, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Alonzo Highsmith is back with the Miami Hurricanes, with the university announcing Thursday that the former player and NFL executive is its new general manager of football operations. The university did not disclose hiring terms. Highsmith...

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...