by Sam Hieb
Haggard is referring to the fact that the ACC surrendered all third tier television rights for football to ESPN/ABC but kept them for men’s basketball. That arrangement will likely result in substantial revenue for schools with a strong basketball following like North Carolina and Duke.On the other hand, it will do very little for schools with a more traditional football following like FSU, Clemson, Virginia Tech and Miami.
“It continues the perception that the ACC favors the North Carolina schools,” noted Haggard.
Doyle is right that the change coming to college football is at all what we thought it would be, so anything can happen. But nothing’s busting up ACC hoops. It’s paid for.
*via Ed Cone