ACC to Propose Legislation Banning Televising of Fri Night College Football


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FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John
Swofford announced this afternoon conference policy prohibiting the
televising of ACC football games on Friday night.


Conference officials unanimously adopted an ACC policy prohibiting the
televising of Friday night regular season football games. The NCAA, as
part of a deregulation package to avoid potential anti-trust litigation,
recently abolished its longstanding policy of prohibiting televising
Friday night college football games.


"We feel strongly that Friday nights should be reserved for High School
football and we want to do everything that we can to cooperate with the
high schools and protect their game," said ACC Commissioner John
Swofford. "Consequently, we have instituted our own policy confirming
that no ACC schools will be involved in the televising of our football
games on Friday night. High School football is extremely important to
college football and it is vital that we work together on matters such
as this."


In addition, conference officials voted to put forward NCAA legislation
re-instituting the ban on the televising of college football on Friday
evenings.


ACC TO EXTEND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT STAY IN GREENSBORO


FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- Atlantic Coast Conference officials voted
today to award a top-year contract extension to the Greensboro Coliseum
to host the ACC'S Women's Basketball Tournament. The extension will
allow the Coliseum to host the Tournament through the 2003 and 2004
seasons.


The extension means that the Greensboro Coliseum will host both the
women's and men's ACC Conference Tournaments. The 2003 men's and
women's tournament will be part of the league's 50th Anniversary
Celebration.


"We are extremely pleased to award the Greensboro Coliseum this two-year
extension," said Swofford. "The Coliseum and the city of Greensboro
have done a tremendous job hosting our last two ACC Women's Basketball
Tournaments. Attendance records have been set in each of the last two
years. The arena management and the hospitality shown by the city of
Greensboro has been unparalled. Our schools have recognized this and
are excited about continuing the relationship. It should be exciting to
have both the men's and women's tournament in Greensboro for those two
years.

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