ACC announces Grant of Rights


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Greensboro, NC - The Atlantic Coast Conference Council of Presidents announced today that each of the current and future 15-member institutions has signed a grant of media rights, effective immediately.

"This announcement further highlights the continued solidarity and commitment by our member institutions," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. "The Council of Presidents has shown tremendous leadership in insuring the ACC is extremely well positioned with unlimited potential."



"The ACC has long been a leader in intercollegiate athletics, both academically and athletically," said the collective ACC Council of Presidents. "Collectively, we all agree the grant of rights further positions the ACC and its current and future member schools as one of the nation's premier conferences."

Now, what does that mean and what does it mean for Clemson?

It looks like the deal will go through 2026-27, the duration of the league's contract with ESPN. During that timeframe, unless a league member decides to go to court to sue for the right to leave the conference, the ACC believes a Grant of Rights will protect it from conference realignment poachers.

A Grant of Rights is written permission from league members to relinquish control of television rights to the league for the duration of the deal. Many believe that there is a correlation between the Grant of Rights and the ACC's push for a 24-hour channel that would mirror the format of the Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12.

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TigerNet News
spacer It means Clemson is stuck in the ACC forever***
ColaTownTiger
spacer We are in an awesome basketball conference!
Neal in NC®
spacer It also means we're not going to the Big 12...
uproar84®
spacer Re: It also means we're not going to the Big 12...
deroberts
spacer Re:Only the Dudians believed it.***
peanut
spacer Not so awesome for us, it appears.***
Smiling Tiger®
spacer WE have already been in the ACC forever...
milerock®
spacer Sweet
CU2013®
spacer Re: Sweet
TunnelTiger
spacer Re: Sweet
CreoleTiger
spacer Agreed, and we also need ...
OhWiseOne®
spacer Now you're talking TV rights!***
turf2
spacer Re: Agreed, and we also need ...
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Perhaps. But an addition that will
GrayBengal®
spacer Women's Softball is one of my favorite sports to watch...
Anonymous08®
spacer Re: Sweet
CreoleTiger
spacer You REALLY think that
BigDaddy®
spacer I know it does
jj1492®
spacer I bet he's familiar with SEC, Big12 schools, etc too***
PenthouseTiger
spacer A few, but he also knows how they compare academically
jj1492®
spacer You are spot on. Now and over
GrayBengal®
spacer Better hope ACC TV deals improve if you want to keep....
kbtiger®
spacer Yahoo !
Tigerdug23®
spacer This is good for stability, now a few teams just need to
Battery505®
spacer Best of all UMD left before the barn door was locked!***
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spacer So we're locked into a conference that is locked into a deal
PenthouseTiger
spacer Its a shame in a way...we need to start being ACC pumpers if
clemson_alum®
spacer I'd be much more willing to support the ACC
PenthouseTiger
spacer I feel much the same
tigerpaw68®
spacer I think some of you really overanalyze this stuff. The SEC
TigersAndCubs
spacer Why in the world would mar-quee get filtered? I can't even
TigersAndCubs
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CM Shack
spacer Does this mean Clemson & FSU splits all TV revenue w/Duke
SocMan2®
spacer Re: Does this mean Clemson & FSU splits all TV revenue w/Duke
allorangeallthetime52®
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