ACC Media Day Kicks Off

By Josh Herwitt - October 21, 2007


GREENSBORO, N.C. -- ACC Media Day has started here at the Grandover Resort, and ACC Commissioner John Swofford just finished meeting with the media.

Swofford touched on several different points during his introductory speech, including the NCAA's new bench decorum rules and this year's conference television schedule.

Here are some brief notes about the conference:

- The ACC put 10 teams into the postseason last year, including a nation-best seven in the NCAA Tournament. All 10 of those teams had 20 wins or more, with conference teams winning an impressive 78 percent of their non-conference games a year ago.

- Sixty-five percent of the league's starters return to school this year after the ACC saw six players get selected in the first round of the NBA Draft last June.

- The ACC's Faculty Athletics Representatives have voted unanimously to establish the Skip Prosser Award as a way to honor the conference's top student-athlete in men's basketball. Prosser, who was in his sixth year as head coach of Wake Forest, passed away this summer from a heart attack while jogging. The 2003 ACC Coach of the Year won 20-plus games and led the Demon Deacons to the NCAA Tournament in his first four seasons in Winston-Salem and remains the only coach in NCAA history to send three different programs to the NCAA Tournament in his first season at each school (Loyola, 1994; Xavier, 1995; Wake Forest, 2001).

Posted by Josh Herwitt at 12:29 PM on October 21, 2007
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