Notre Dame's ACC football schedule released

GREENSBORO, N.C., April 22 (UPI) -- Notre Dame and the Atlantic Coast Conference announced league football opponents for the Fighting Irish, who will join the ACC for all sports except football.

Louisville invited to join ACC

GREENSBORO, N.C., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Louisville has been invited to join the Atlantic Coast Conference and will leave the Big East, the school announced Wednesday.

ACC extends ties with Orange Bowl

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 3 (UPI) -- The Atlantic Coast Conference football champion will be guaranteed a spot in the Orange Bowl under a 12-year deal announced Tuesday.

ACC to expand conference hoops season

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said Thursday basketball teams in his league would play 18 conference games beginning next season.

ACC approves Pitt, Syracuse membership

GREENSBORO, N.C., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Atlantic Coast Conference says it formally invited Syracuse and the University of Pittsburgh to join the league, raising the number of member schools to 14.

Hancock to be BCS executive director

GREENSBORO, N.C., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Bill Hancock, the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament administrator for 13 years, has been named the executive director of the Bowl Championship Series.

House members call for football playoff

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Members of a U.S. House subcommittee Friday told the head of the Bowl Championship Series they favor a playoff to determine the No. 1 team in college football.

Georgia Tech coach reprimanded by ACC

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 16 (UPI) -- Georgia Tech Coach Paul Hewitt was reprimanded Wednesday for complaining about the officiating in the ACC Tounament.

Miami-Florida State postponed by storm

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The meeting between Miami and Florida State was among the postponements announced Thursday as Hurricane Frances marched toward the Florida coast.

ACC expansion still on hold

GREENSBORO, N.C., June 12 (UPI) -- No vote was taken late Wednesday on a proposal to expand the Atlantic Coast Conference.

John Swofford (born 1948) is currently the Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), one of America's premiere college sports conferences.

He was born on December 6, 1948 in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While at Wilkes Central High School, he played as quarterback for the Wilkes Central Eagles football team and was twice selected to the all-state football team. He received the prestigious Morehead Scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also played for the football team. He holds a master's degree in Sports Management from Ohio University. From 1980 - 1997 he was the Athletic Director for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In 1997 he was named the Commissioner of the ACC. During his tenure he has doubled the ACC's annual revenue, served as Chairman of the Bowl Championship Series in college football in 2000 and 2001, and expanded the ACC to include Boston College, Virginia Tech, and the University of Miami. He is the brother of William Oliver Swofford (1945-2000), a pop singer professionally known as Oliver who performed from the late 1960s through the late 1970s. John Swofford and his family live in Greensboro, North Carolina, where the ACC has its headquarters.

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