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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Clemson board talks ACC affiliation

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Clemson does not have a viable offer to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference, but the university's Board of Trustees would consider one if it was presented, the panel's chairman said Thursday, according to a report by The Associated Press.

"We've not had any contact from any league," said board chairman David Wilkins. "If we receive a viable option, a viable proposal, that is presented to us by any league, we will consider it."

In the meantime, Wilkins said Clemson was not working on any proposal to join another conference, according to the report.

The Tigers could make more money from the Big 12's television deals than in the ACC, the report said, and the Big 12's formation of a new bowl game with the Southeastern Conference could also be an incentive if the NCAA introduces a four-team playoff format.

The board met for more than two hours behind closed doors, the AP reported.