UNC Star to Transfer | ACC NOW

The Twitterverse responds to Duke freshman phenom Jabari Parker's decision to enter the NBA Draft, National Freshman of the Year Diamond DeSheilds is leaving North Carolina, Pitt QB Tom Savage gets an invite to the NFL Draft, plus more!


Gerald Henderson Throws Down Epic One-Handed Jam | ACC Hidden Gems

Gerald Henderson's Charlotte Bobcats start their series against the Miami Heat in the NBA Playoffs on Sunday. The ACC Digital Network looks back at one of Henderson's most unbelievable dunks at Duke in this hidden gem. On February 25, 2009 Henderson drove down the lane and threw down a vicious slam against Maryland.



Clemson vs Pittsburgh | 2014 ACC Baseball Highlights

Shane Kennedy knocked in the game-winning run in the top of the 11th to give Clemson a 3-2 win over Pitt on Friday night. Kennedy went 1-4 in the game. The teams will meet again on Saturday at 3 p.m.


Georgia Tech Spring Game | ACC Football Highlights

Georgia Tech played a rain-soaked spring game on Friday night in Atlanta. There were several turnovers, one of which led to an Isaiah Johnson scoop and score. Zach Laskey also scored on a long touchdown run late in the 1st quarter.



Boston College vs NC State | 2014 ACC Softball Highlights

Nicole D'Argento pitched a complete-game shutout as BC took down NC State 2-0 in Raleigh. The Eagles took the lead in the 1st inning and got an insurance run when Jordan Weed homered in the 7th.


BC's Megan Cooley Makes Impressive Diving Catch In Center | ACC Must See Moment

Megan Cooley makes an impressive diving catch in center during BC's win over NC State on Friday.



UNC Star to Transfer | ACC NOW

The Twitterverse responds to Duke freshman phenom Jabari Parker's decision to enter the NBA Draft, National Freshman of the Year Diamond DeSheilds is leaving North Carolina, Pitt QB Tom Savage gets an invite to the NFL Draft, plus more!


Official Highlights | Miami Forward Erik Swoope

After a four-year basketball career at Miami, Erik Swoope might be headed to an NFL field next year. The 6-foot-5, 220 pound forward has emerged as a prospect for the upcoming NFL Draft. The ACC Digital Network presents some of the most exciting moments from Swoope's basketball career in Coral Gables.



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The Atlantic Coast Conference was founded on May 8, 1953, at the Sedgefield Inn near Greensboro, N.C., with seven charter members - Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Wake Forest - drawing up the conference by-laws.

The withdrawal of seven schools from the Southern Conference came early on the morning of May 8, 1953, during the Southern Conference's annual spring meeting. On June 14, 1953, the seven members met in Raleigh, N.C., where a set of bylaws was adopted and the name became officially the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Suggestions from fans for the name of the new conference appeared in the region's newspapers prior to the meeting in Raleigh. Some of the names suggested were: Dixie, Mid South, Mid Atlantic, East Coast, Seaboard, Colonial, Tobacco, Blue-Gray, Piedmont, Southern Seven and the Shoreline.

Duke's Eddie Cameron recommended that the name of the conference be the Atlantic Coast Conference, and the motion was passed unanimously. The meeting concluded with each member institution assessed $200.00 to pay for conference expenses.

On December 4, 1953, conference officials met again at Sedgefield and officially admitted the University of Virginia as the league's eighth member. The first, and only, withdrawal of a school from the ACC came on June 30, 1971, when the University of South Carolina tendered its resignation.

The ACC operated with seven members until April 3, 1978, when the Georgia Institute of Technology was admitted. The Atlanta school had withdrawn from the Southeastern Conference in January of 1964.

The ACC expanded to nine members on July 1, 1991, with the addition of Florida State University.

The conference expanded to 11 members on July 1, 2004, with the addition of the University of Miami and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

On October 17, 2003, Boston College accepted an invitation to become the league's 12th member starting July 1, 2005.

On September 18, 2011, the ACC extended formal invitations to Pitt and Syracuse. The league announced it had accepted Notre Dame as a new member (all sports except for football) on September 12, 2012.

The ACC officially grew to 15 members on July 1, 2013 as Pitt, Syracuse and Notre Dame officially entered the league amidst a huge celebration in New York City.

On November 28, 2012, the ACC announced the acceptance of the University of Louisville with an official entry date of July 1, 2014.

 

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