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Greetings from Greensboro

July, 26, 2009
7/26/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Hello from the posh Grandover Resort, where I'm sitting in the Commissioner's forum listening to John Swofford answer questions from the media.

He's been asked about a variety of topics so far, including the BCS, the SEC's latest television contract and how that will affect the ACC competitively, and how the conference is regarded nationally. Associate commissioner Michael Kelly spoke briefly about the the ACC championship game being in Tampa again, and coordinator of officials Doug Rhoads spoke about the rules changes which I reported back in May from the ACC spring meetings. I'll break down the highlights for you in a bit, in addition to a few notes from the player interviews which are also today.

I'm not expecting any SEC-like drama here, this is usually a relatively quiet event, though there is a record turnout here for media members. It's literally up the street from ACC headquarters, so it's in a good location for members of the Carolina media to make the trip. The players have been milling about, and I heard NC State defensive end Willie Young was going to try and sneak in some fishing before he answered any questions today. (Rumor has it he was going to throw a line into a pond on the golf course, even if he got hit with a ball in the process). So we'll see how that goes. Check back later for more.

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