Yes, that means
And speaking of the Fighting Irish, they figure to be included, along with the
Less pressing but not to be ignored: Should the storied ACC basketball tournament be staged north of the Mason-Dixon Line to reflect the additions of
(The New York Post reports the
And what of the ACC’s championship football game? After finally finding a welcoming home in
The ADs influencing and, in some cases, making those decisions are becoming less and less familiar.
Boston College's Gene DeFilippo last week announced his retirement after 15 years on the job. As newsworthy: DeFilippo is exiting quickly, on Sept. 30, just prior to the annual ACC fall meetings that Boston College is hosting.
DeFilippo's retirement did not surprise independent blogger and former Eagles beat reporter Mark Blaudschun, and the dynamics leading to his exit appear personal and professional.
DeFilippo becomes the sixth ACC athletic director to leave his/her position since 2010.
* Lee Fowler resigned after 10 years at
* In the wake of
* Earlier this month,
The Phillips and DeFilippo departures leave three ACC athletic directors who have been at their current posts since before 2006:
Weaver plans to retire when his contract expires Dec. 31, 2015. He would be 70.
DeFilippo was among the conference’s strongest and most outspoken voices, witness his remarks last year about
Not to suggest the league lacks strong voices now. Wellman, Weaver, Littlepage and Yow, who spent 16 years at Maryland, understand and appreciate the ACC’s culture.
Their deliberations and decisions will be telling.
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