Thursday, September 25, 2003

(UPDATED at 4:40 p.m.)

NCAA nixes ACC title game in 2004

The NCAA won't allow the ACC to hold a title game with just 11 teams, so the race may be on to add a 12th team. Here's the story. I'll post more on Friday.


It's an off-week for the Tigers, so there's not a whole lot of news about the football team. But there are some stories about the recent ACC expansion that are worth noting.

If the ACC ever splits into divisions, Clemson coach Tommy Bowden says he'd like to see Miami and Florida State separated. Meanwhile, ACC bigwigs will meet next week to figure out how to deal with expansion. And here are a couple of other stories on the dim prospects for a league championship game with an 11-team ACC.

Also, via Fanblogs, here's a story from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the ACC pursuing Notre Dame as a possible 12th team.

SPEED KILLS: Clemson's speed caught Georgia Tech by surprise in last Saturday's 39-3 victory.

�They looked a lot quicker in person than they did on the film,� Tech coach Chan Gailey said Wednesday. �And I was impressed with their defensive ends and their linebackers especially. I thought that those guys really played fast and well.�

Let's hope we catch some more teams off guard.

MISSING GRANT: Receiver Kelvin Grant says he hopes to get back into the swing of things after missing the Georgia Tech game because of personal reasons.

HAPPY FANS: The Greenville News looks at the happy mood on Clemson's campus in the wake of the Tech game.

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