Article out of Greensboro with comments from ACC Commish and NCSU AD regarding possibility of a future ACC Network at http://www.news-record.com/blogs/sports ... 0f31a.html
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Good you posted this, Freaked.
Swofford's logic that emphasizes population growth is missing placing the point in context. While the ACC has an extensive footprint in a highly populated region, it is also a SHARED footprint. Where the ACC clearly dominates and is concentrated, is in North Carolina and Virginia. Using Swofford's statements, then the Old Big East should have been substained and successful, comparatively, due to the locations of Big East members. Also, the popularity of college sports, particularly fb, is not the same everywhere. PRO sports and tradition do impact in many places.
That is not to say the ACC would exhibit deficient success in a partnership with ESPN to launch an ACC channel. However, population figures aside; the B1G, the SEC, and the PAC12, have the better regions, schools, history, and demographics to better sell their products for the network endeavors.
The ACC is going to look at what the B1G, SEC, & PAC12 receive on the network thrust, and find what they would be offered will show less. I don't see where it will deviate from the pattern displayed from contracts for prior broadcasting rights.