ACC officials conducted their annual spring meetings in Florida this week, and commissioner John Swofford met with media members Thursday to discuss several different topics. Among them: potential division realignment for football (not happening) and the league's future bowl lineup.
Swofford said there was no discussion about the realigning the ACC divisions and he doesn't expect any changes.— Ira Schoffel/TDO.com (@IraSchoffel) May 16, 2013
Syracuse has been placed in the Atlantic Division, while Pittsburgh will compete in the Coastal. When Maryland departs for the Big Ten in 2014, Louisville will slide into the Terps' spot in the Atlantic, keeping the totals for each division even. That was the simplest solution for the league, and there's really no pressing need to shuffle things up.
No announcement yet on ACC bowl tie-ins. But Swofford expects there will be 9 or 10. He does think there will be some rotating partners.— Ira Schoffel/TDO.com (@IraSchoffel) May 16, 2013
The Gator Bowl and Music City Bowl may be among those rotating partners now that is appears the Russell Athletic Bowl will get the No. 2 selection behind the Orange Bowl. The Pinstripe Bowl is also expected to have an ACC tie-in.
In other news:
Swofford said the conference is going to make sure teams don't lose money on ticket sales for making the ACC title game anymore.— Ira Schoffel/TDO.com (@IraSchoffel) May 16, 2013
The ACC is going to revisit the revenue split for bowls and the conference title game. Wants to make sure participating teams don't lose $.— Ira Schoffel/TDO.com (@IraSchoffel) May 16, 2013