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To avoid scandals, ACC performs background checks on refs

Updated: July 24, 2007, 1:14 PM ET
Associated Press

PINEHURST, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference has performed background checks for the past year on game officials in three sports in an effort to prevent gambling scandals like the one faced by the NBA.

During an annual wide-ranging news conference Tuesday, conference commissioner John Swofford also said the league would decide in December where to host its football championship games in 2008-10 and discussed how the ACC is preparing for another two-year term coordinating Bowl ...

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