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"There's been a lot of discussion about it, and for this reason. Every time we add somebody, it's discussed. So there's been a natural reason to discuss it with some regularity over the last few years. Each time our schools end up basically at the same place where they started. I think any time any league that's 14 or as we are, that is one of the things you lose. You don't see each other quite as often as you would if you were a smaller league.
But for us, the benefits far outweigh that particular fact. We've had discussions about going from eight to nine games. At one point it looked like we were going to go to nine games, and then when the Notre Dame situation arose, our schools decided rather than take that step, they'd rather stay at eight, considering that five of them would be playing Notre Dame each year, and Notre Dame would be rotating through all of our schools.
But there's been a lot of discussion. One of the things that comes up from a competitive standpoint, competitive equity is one of the things that from the very beginning we wanted to try and address, and I don't know the exact numbers at this given point in time, but it's remarkable how close it is division versus division from a competitive standpoint. I mean, it's within a game or two.
So our schools have continued to come back to where they are when they have those discussions. That doesn't mean it couldn't change sometime in the future, but so far those discussions have kept us where we are from a divisional standpoint."Josh in Atlanta/GA writes: Heather, really enjoy your work and coverage on here. I am glued here every lunch break. I was reading a story on another site about the ClemsonLIFE program and how it affects Boston College's Divitto as well as involves Clemson players, namely Boyd. I think you and the rest of the ACC fan base would enjoy the read as well. Just wanted to bring it to your attention because I believe the effect the program has on ACC players and vice versa is worth the national attention you are capable of bringing to it.