Swofford Comments On Clemson's Decision To Forego Participation In Postseason Play
Nov. 22, 2004
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John D. Swofford comments on Clemson's decision to prohibit its football team from participating in postseason play.
"The unfortunate events that took place in last Saturday's Clemson vs. South Carolina football game have no place in college athletics. It was an inexcusable and unacceptable occurrence.
"The leadership at Clemson University has fully recognized the extreme inappropriateness of what happened. Clemson President Jim Barker and Director of Athletics Terry Don Phillips, on behalf of the University, have taken an extraordinary and decisive stance in addressing this issue. The Atlantic Coast Conference fully supports this decision.
"The Conference will continue its review of the situation to see if any further action is merited."