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Atlantic Coast Conference gets its turn in the spotlight
Atlantic Coast Conference gets its turn in the spotlight

The Atlantic Coast Conference has been waiting so many years for this stand-alone moment it might collectively have to take a nervous pill and sit down. The ACC has spent years failing to prove it was more than just a basketball conference. It wanted so badly in football to be more than just Florida State it was willing to reconstruct. The ACC effectively destroyed the Big East Conference in 2003 by plundering Miami, Virginia Tech and then Boston College, setting off the conflagration of conference realignment. It didn't help the ACC. Five-time national champion Miami immediately went into a program slump on its way toward another scandal at the same time masthead Florida...

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