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Swofford, ACC Adamant TV Net Will Help Conference; Big 12 On The Outside Looking In

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 16

The ACC and ESPN on Thursday formally announced the creation of the conference's digital and linear networks , and conference Commissioner John Swofford spent much of his remarks "explaining how important the network is for the ACC's stability, financial standing and brand," according to Ava Wallac...

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