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The News & Observer
Rhoads, former ACC football official, left lasting legacywas 71. While Rhoads was best known for his career in college football – speak
Rhoads, former ACC football official, left lasting legacy
The News & Observer / Posted 7 days ago
was 71. While Rhoads was best known for his career in college football – speakers at his funeral included ACC commissioner John Swofford, College Football Playoff chief operating officer Michael Kelly and ACC associate commissioner Ben Tario, who... Read more
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Daily Press
Listening to Swofford, new-look ACC-ESPN collaboration seems imminentJohn Swofford gets tired of answering ACC channel questions, and frankly, media
Listening to Swofford, new-look ACC-ESPN collaboration seems imminent
Daily Press / Posted 9 days ago
John Swofford gets tired of answering ACC channel questions, and frankly, media grow weary of asking them. We realize he’s going to dodge. Heck, we understand he has to dodge. Two reasons. First: The longest tenured commissioner in league history... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
ACC approves centralized replay centeris another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college footb
ACC approves centralized replay center
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 12 days ago
is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
ACC approves centralized replay centeris another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college footb
ACC approves centralized replay center
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 12 days ago
is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
ACC approves centralized replay centeris another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college footb
ACC approves centralized replay center
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 12 days ago
is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
ACC approves centralized replay centeris another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college footb
ACC approves centralized replay center
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 12 days ago
is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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News 8000
ACC approves centralized replay centeris another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college footb
ACC approves centralized replay center
News 8000 / Posted 12 days ago
is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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KECI Missoula
ACC approves centralized replay centeris another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college footb
ACC approves centralized replay center
KECI Missoula / Posted 12 days ago
is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
ACC approves centralized replay centeris another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college footb
ACC approves centralized replay center
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 12 days ago
is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
ACC approves centralized replay centeris another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college footb
ACC approves centralized replay center
KTVZ Bend / Posted 12 days ago
is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
ACC approves centralized replay centeris another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college footb
ACC approves centralized replay center
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 12 days ago
is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
ACC to start collaborative instant replay for 2016 football seasongoing to jump in significantly with the opportunity to experiment with collabor
ACC to start collaborative instant replay for 2016 football season
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
going to jump in significantly with the opportunity to experiment with collaborative replay in football,” Commissioner John Swofford announced Thursday following the conclusion of four days of conference meetings. “I felt like we needed to be... Read more
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NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Kentucky makes hiring of FIU DC Matt House officialthe game. “This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay wit
Kentucky makes hiring of FIU DC Matt House official
NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk / Posted 13 days ago
the game. “This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football,” said ACC commissioner John Swofford. “Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and schools value the... Read more
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NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Alabama makes hiring of Karl Dunbar as DL coach officialthe game. “This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay wit
Alabama makes hiring of Karl Dunbar as DL coach official
NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk / Posted 13 days ago
the game. “This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football,” said ACC commissioner John Swofford. “Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and schools value the... Read more
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NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Dismissed by Penn State, Kamonte Carter to start over at JUCO levelthe game. “This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay wit
Dismissed by Penn State, Kamonte Carter to start over at JUCO level
NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk / Posted 13 days ago
the game. “This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football,” said ACC commissioner John Swofford. “Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and schools value the... Read more
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The News & Observer
What we learned at the ACC spring meetingscame with no shortage of secrecy. While we didn't learn what many want to lear
What we learned at the ACC spring meetings
The News & Observer / Posted 13 days ago
came with no shortage of secrecy. While we didn't learn what many want to learn about the TV situation, ACC Commissioner John Swofford provided insights when he addressed reporters on Thursday. TV, though, was but one of many topics the... Read more
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NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Wooed by A&M, Texas DL coach Brick Haley sees salary doublethe game. “This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay wit
Wooed by A&M, Texas DL coach Brick Haley sees salary double
NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk / Posted 13 days ago
the game. “This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football,” said ACC commissioner John Swofford. “Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and schools value the... Read more
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ajc.com
Swofford’s ACC Network update vague, confidentAt the end of the ACC’s spring meetings Thursday, conference commissioner John
Swofford’s ACC Network update vague, confident
ajc.com / Posted 13 days ago
At the end of the ACC’s spring meetings Thursday, conference commissioner John Swofford said little concrete about negotiations with ESPN for a possible ACC Network, as is his wont. But just about everything he said suggested that the two entities... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officialsnext year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay wi
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officials
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 13 days ago
next year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
ACC will have NFL-style video replay in 2016this fall regarding officiating. Wrapping up the conference’s four-day spring
ACC will have NFL-style video replay in 2016
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 13 days ago
this fall regarding officiating. Wrapping up the conference’s four-day spring meetings at Amelia Island, ACC Commissioner John Swofford did not provide an update on the creation of a standalone network with TV partner ESPN, saying only that the... Read more
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NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
ACC becomes first to adopt ‘collaborative instant replay’ for 2016the game. “This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay wit
ACC becomes first to adopt ‘collaborative instant replay’ for 2016
NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk / Posted 13 days ago
the game. “This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football,” said ACC commissioner John Swofford. “Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and schools value the... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officialsnext year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay wi
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officials
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 13 days ago
next year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officialsnext year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay wi
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officials
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 13 days ago
next year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officialsnext year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay wi
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officials
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 13 days ago
next year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officialsnext year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay wi
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officials
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 13 days ago
next year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officialsnext year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay wi
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officials
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 13 days ago
next year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
32 related stories
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officialsnext year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay wi
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officials
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 13 days ago
next year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officialsnext year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay wi
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officials
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 13 days ago
next year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officialsnext year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay wi
ACC adds football replay-review center to aid game officials
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 13 days ago
next year. "This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and... Read more
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The News & Observer
HB2 could affect whether future ACC championships scheduled in NC, John Swofford says | News & Observer May 12, 2016 3:38 PM HB2 could force yet-to-be scheduled
HB2 could affect whether future ACC championships scheduled in NC, John Swofford says
The News & Observer / Posted 13 days ago
| News & Observer May 12, 2016 3:38 PM HB2 could force yet-to-be scheduled... Read more
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The News & Observer
Here's everything John Swofford said about ACC TV situation | News & Observer May 12, 2016 4:17 PM Swofford doesn’t say much, again, a
Here's everything John Swofford said about ACC TV situation
The News & Observer / Posted 13 days ago
| News & Observer May 12, 2016 4:17 PM Swofford doesn’t say much, again, about TV but league officials spent “significant” time... Read more
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ESPN
ACC not ready to pull title games from N.C. yetAMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- ACC commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the league
ACC not ready to pull title games from N.C. yet
ESPN / Posted 13 days ago
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- ACC commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the league is watching closely what happens with House Bill 2 in North Carolina, but there have been no discussions yet about pulling future championship games from the state. The... Read more
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ESPN
ACC first league to use replay command centeron-site replay officials. "I felt like we needed to be aggressive in being a p
ACC first league to use replay command center
ESPN / Posted 13 days ago
on-site replay officials. "I felt like we needed to be aggressive in being a part of this experimentation," commissioner John Swofford said. "I'm sure we'll learn a lot from it but we want to do everything that we can do to enhance... Read more
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The News & Observer
ACC officials keep quiet on TV concernsquiet on TV concerns | News & Observer May 9, 2016 10:00 PM ACC Commissione
ACC officials keep quiet on TV concerns
The News & Observer / Posted 16 days ago
quiet on TV concerns | News & Observer May 9, 2016 10:00 PM ACC Commissioner John Swofford, athletic directors meet for more than three hours to discuss television Conference officials keeping quiet... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Several hot-button topics on the agenda at ACC spring meetingsongoing discussions about the formation of an ACC network will be a hot topic w
Several hot-button topics on the agenda at ACC spring meetings
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 16 days ago
ongoing discussions about the formation of an ACC network will be a hot topic when the ADs meet with league commissioner John Swofford. Clemson AD Dan Radakovich told The Clemson Insider last month there is a sense of urgency when it comes to a... Read more
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The News & Observer
ACC follows new NCAA policy in light of HB2executive committee had a call last Friday to discuss the issue, we’ll discuss
ACC follows new NCAA policy in light of HB2
The News & Observer / Posted 16 days ago
executive committee had a call last Friday to discuss the issue, we’ll discuss it further here,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said on Monday, during the first of several days of meetings that conclude on Thursday. “Where we are as a... Read more
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Daily Press
Swofford vague on potential channel, more forceful on HB2 as ACC meetings openchannel windfall, will fall further behind financially. But to the surprise of
Swofford vague on potential channel, more forceful on HB2 as ACC meetings open
Daily Press / Posted 16 days ago
channel windfall, will fall further behind financially. But to the surprise of no one tracking this saga, ACC commissioner John Swofford plans no public enlightenment during this week’s league gathering at Amelia Island, Fla. Swofford told the ACC... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
ACC spring meetings kick off with time demands, TV network up for discussionpeople from ESPN have to say and what our conference has to say. “With that sa
ACC spring meetings kick off with time demands, TV network up for discussion
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
people from ESPN have to say and what our conference has to say. “With that said, I have full confidence in Commissioner [John] Swofford and our partners at ESPN that whatever game plan they come up with will be best for our program... Read more
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NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Penn State the latest to add alcohol sales at football gamescommittees. “The entire Atlantic Coast Conference is deeply saddened by the pa
Penn State the latest to add alcohol sales at football games
NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk / Posted 17 days ago
committees. “The entire Atlantic Coast Conference is deeply saddened by the passing of Doug Rhoads,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. “Doug loved the ACC and was a great friend to me and so many others. His positive and... Read more
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NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Florida State dismisses RB Mario Pender following domestic battery arrestcommittees. “The entire Atlantic Coast Conference is deeply saddened by the pa
Florida State dismisses RB Mario Pender following domestic battery arrest
NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk / Posted 17 days ago
committees. “The entire Atlantic Coast Conference is deeply saddened by the passing of Doug Rhoads,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. “Doug loved the ACC and was a great friend to me and so many others. His positive and... Read more
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NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Mississippi State student dies after fall from Davis Wade Stadium scoreboardcommittees. “The entire Atlantic Coast Conference is deeply saddened by the pa
Mississippi State student dies after fall from Davis Wade Stadium scoreboard
NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk / Posted 18 days ago
committees. “The entire Atlantic Coast Conference is deeply saddened by the passing of Doug Rhoads,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. “Doug loved the ACC and was a great friend to me and so many others. His positive and... Read more
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NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Mike Leach endorses Donald Trump at Spokane rallycommittees. “The entire Atlantic Coast Conference is deeply saddened by the pa
Mike Leach endorses Donald Trump at Spokane rally
NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk / Posted 18 days ago
committees. “The entire Atlantic Coast Conference is deeply saddened by the passing of Doug Rhoads,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. “Doug loved the ACC and was a great friend to me and so many others. His positive and... Read more
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NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
Longtime ACC official Doug Rhoads passes awaycommittees. “The entire Atlantic Coast Conference is deeply saddened by the pa
Longtime ACC official Doug Rhoads passes away
NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk / Posted 18 days ago
committees. “The entire Atlantic Coast Conference is deeply saddened by the passing of Doug Rhoads,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. “Doug loved the ACC and was a great friend to me and so many others. His positive and... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Former ACC officiating head Doug Rhoads dies of cancer at 71Friday the family told him Rhoads died overnight following a short battle with
Former ACC officiating head Doug Rhoads dies of cancer at 71
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 19 days ago
Friday the family told him Rhoads died overnight following a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71. Commissioner John Swofford said Rhoads "loved the ACC and was a great friend to me and so many others." Rhoads spent nearly three decades... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
HB2 a political football that could affect all sports in North Carolina |the ACC baseball tournament, which is contracted to be played at Durham Bulls A
HB2 a political football that could affect all sports in North Carolina |
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 22 days ago
the ACC baseball tournament, which is contracted to be played at Durham Bulls Athletic Park through 2018. ACC Commissioner John Swofford will likely discuss the ramifications of HB2 at next week’s league meetings To this point, commissioner John... Read more
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ESPN
Does college football need a commissioner?Indianapolis. He chaired Indiana Sports Corporation, which brought many major e
Does college football need a commissioner?
ESPN / Posted 27 days ago
Indianapolis. He chaired Indiana Sports Corporation, which brought many major events to Indianapolis, from 1992 to 2001. John Swofford: Other than twice poaching the Big East, Swofford has been an uncontroversial veteran commissioner, which could... Read more
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Daily Press
Here's what VT's Whit Babcock really said about an ACC channelBabcock and asked if he had broken big news to the Hokie Club. I suspected no
Here's what VT's Whit Babcock really said about an ACC channel
Daily Press / Posted 29 days ago
Babcock and asked if he had broken big news to the Hokie Club. I suspected no for two reasons. First, ACC commissioner John Swofford has for years offered precious little information on this project and demanded that athletic directors follow... Read more
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Daily Press
ACC positioned to pressure North Carolina on HB2tournaments from South Carolina to protest that state’s use of the Confederate
ACC positioned to pressure North Carolina on HB2
Daily Press / Posted 1 months ago
tournaments from South Carolina to protest that state’s use of the Confederate flag. With guidance from commissioner John Swofford and his staff, administrators at league schools determine championship venues, and many of those decisions are... Read more

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