When the Clemson University Board of Trustees gathers in Charleston July 18-21 for its quarterly business meeting, the future of Littlejohn Coliseum could be among the items addressed.
Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said in his latest email newsletter to supporters and fans that he hopes to present recommendations to the board at that time concerning various options for an improved basketball venue.
Earlier this year, Clemson contracted with separate architectural firms to develop two plans - one to renovate the existing Littlejohn Coliseum structure, and the other to build a new, more fan-friendly facility.
Radakovich also said that meetings have begun with architects on plans to renovate the "player development" area at baseball's Doug Kingsmore Stadium, and that work has begun on refurbishing suites on the north side of Memorial Stadium.
Radakovich also provided an update on the recently completed ACC spring meetings, which he described as "the best I've ever attended."
"There was a genuine air of cooperation and excitement with the direction of our conference," Radakovich wrote.
He said that positive discussions were held concerning the creation of an ACC TV network, in partnership with ESPN. "The grant of rights signed by the presidents opened the door for substantive discussion," Radakovich wrote.
He said that the ACC's new bowl alignment, which will go into effect in 2014, "will be slightly different than fans are used to."
"It will not be a circumstance of a pecking order, but rather bowls will select from within a pool of qualified teams from within a conference," Radakovich said. "Much of it will be based on geography, avoidance of repeat bowl games and rematches, and things of that nature.
"The Chick-fil-A Bowl will no longer exclusively feature an ACC-SEC matchup because of its position as a host for the new College Football Playoff. They will take the teams sent to them by the committee. But it is important to point out that the ACC will not abandon playing in that game. Over a 12-year period, the ACC will, in many years, have a representative in that game."