ACC confirms move to grant of rights

This July 22, 2012 file photo shows Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford speaking to the media during the conference's college football kickoff news conference in Greensboro, N.C. Notre Dame is leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports but football.The ACC said Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, the school will play five football games annually against the league's programs, but will be a full member in all other sports. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

This July 22, 2012 file photo shows Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford speaking to the media during the conference's college football kickoff news conference in Greensboro, N.C. Notre Dame is leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports but football.The ACC said Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, the school will play five football games annually against the league's programs, but will be a full member in all other sports. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Greensboro, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference Council of Presidents announced today that each of the current and future 15-member institutions has signed a grant of media rights, effective immediately.

"This announcement further highlights the continued solidarity and commitment by our member institutions," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. "The Council of Presidents has shown tremendous leadership in insuring the ACC is extremely well positioned with unlimited potential."

"The ACC has long been a leader in intercollegiate athletics, both academically and athletically," said the collective ACC Council of Presidents. "Collectively, we all agree the grant of rights further positions the ACC and its current and future member schools as one of the nation's premier conferences."

(For more background on the agreement, click here)

The ACC's current and future 15-member institutions include:

Boston College

Clemson University

Duke University

Florida State University

Georgia Institute of Technology

University of Louisville

University of Miami

University of North Carolina

North Carolina State University

University of Notre Dame

University of Pittsburgh

Syracuse University

University of Virginia

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State

Wake Forest University

About the Atlantic Coast Conference:

The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 60th year of competition, has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. Since the league’s inception in 1953, ACC schools have captured 127 national championships, including 67 in women’s competition and 60 in men’s. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 146 times in men’s competition and 102 times in women’s action. For more information, visit theACC.com.

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