Comments from ACC Commissioner on No Post-Season Play

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John D. Swofford comments on Clemson’s decision to prohibit its football team from participating in post-season play.

“The unfortunate events that took place in last Saturday’s Clemson vs. South Carolina football game have no place in college athletics. It was an inexcusable and unacceptable occurrence.

The leadership at Clemson University has fully recognized the extreme inappropriateness of what happened. Clemson President Jim Barker and Director of Athletics Terry Don Phillips, on behalf of the University, have taken an extraordinary and decisive stance in addressing this issue. The Atlantic Coast Conference fully supports this decision.

The Conference will continue its review of the situation to see if any further action is merited.”

Statements Regarding Clemson’s Withdrawal from Continental Tire Bowl Consideration

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"We regret not being able to consider Clemson as an option for our Bowl. However, we fully understand and respect the actions of the University. Going forward, Georgia Tech and North Carolina remain as possibilities for the Continental Tire Bowl.”

Will Webb, executive director of the Continental Tire Bowl -

"We will be meeting with our selection committee tonight and plan on making an announcement tomorrow as to our selection for the ACC representative in this year’s Continental Tire Bowl."

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