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Encyclopedia > Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Established: 1953
Atlantic Coast Conference logo

NCAA Division I FBS
Members 12
Sports fielded 23 (men's: 12; women's: 11)
Region Atlantic Coast
Headquarters Greensboro, NC
Commissioner John Swofford (since 1997)
Website www.theacc.com
Locations

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. Founded in 1953, the ACC's twelve member universities compete in twenty sports in the NCAA's Division I. Football teams participate in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the higher of two levels of Division I college football. Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Greensboro redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... John Swofford (born 1948) is currently the Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), one of the nations premiere college sports conferences. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixel Image in higher resolution (841 × 580 pixel, file size: 15 KB, MIME type: image/png) derived from [1]; map of states with Atlantic Coast Conference schools (and their division); contains fair-use logo I, the creator of this... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... NCAA redirects here. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... This article covers college football played in the United States. ...

History

See also: ACC-Big East Realignment

Charter members of the ACC were Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, and Wake Forest. The seven ACC charter members had been aligned with the Southern Conference, but left primarily due to the league's ban on postseason play. After drafting a set of bylaws for the creation of a new league, they formally withdrew from the Southern Conference at the Spring Meeting on the morning of May 8, 1953. The bylaws were ratified and the ACC officially came into existence on June 14, 1953. On December 4, 1953, officials convened in Greensboro, North Carolina, and admitted Virginia into the conference. The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC, SC, or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I. SoCon football teams compete in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as I-AA). ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Greensboro redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ...


In 1971, the ACC lost a member in the University of South Carolina, now a member of the Southeastern Conference. The ACC operated with seven members until the addition of former Southeastern Conference member Georgia Tech from the Metro Conference on April 3, 1978. The addition of Florida State, also from the Metro Conference, on July 1, 1991, brought the total to nine. The ACC added three members from the Big East during the 2003 cycle of conference realignment: Miami and Virginia Tech joined on July 1, 2004, and Boston College joined on July 1, 2005, as the league's twelfth member and first from New England. The expansion was not without controversy, as Connecticut, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia (and, initially, Virginia Tech) filed lawsuits against the ACC and against Miami and Boston College for conspiring to weaken the Big East. The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC, SC, or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational research university, part of the University System of Georgia, and located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia, Metz, France, Shanghai, China, and Singapore. ... The Metro Conference was an NCAA Division I athletics conference, so named because all of its charter members were situated in urban metropolitan areas in the Southern United States. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech, is a public land grant polytechnic university in Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S. Although it is a comprehensive university with many departments, the agriculture, engineering, architecture, forestry, and veterinary medicine programs from its historical polytechnic core are still considered to... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Education in Boston, MA. Boston College (BC) is a private university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in the New England region of the United States. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... The University of Connecticut is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ... “Rutgers” redirects here. ... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ...


Commissioners

Name Term
James H. Weaver 1954-1970
Robert James 1971-1987
Eugene F. Corrigan 1987-1997
John Swofford 1997-present

John Swofford (born 1948) is currently the Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), one of the nations premiere college sports conferences. ...

Members

School Nickname Location Founded Joined ACC School Type Undergraduate Enrollment Varsity Sports NCAA Championships
Boston College Eagles Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 1863 2005 Private/Jesuit 9,019 31 2
Clemson University Tigers Clemson, South Carolina 1889 1953 Public 13,959 19 3
Duke University Blue Devils Durham, North Carolina 1838 1953 Private/Non-Sectarian 6,259 26 9
Florida State University Seminoles Tallahassee, Florida 1851 1991 Public 31,058 17 9
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Atlanta, Georgia 1885 1979 Public 12,360 17 4
University of Maryland Terrapins College Park, Maryland 1856 1953 Public 24,876 27 21
University of Miami Hurricanes Coral Gables, Florida 1925 2004 Private/Non-Sectarian 10,132 17 5
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1789 1953 Public 16,278 28 33
North Carolina State University Wolfpack Raleigh, North Carolina 1887 1953 Public 22,879 25 2
University of Virginia Cavaliers Charlottesville, Virginia 1819 1953 Public 13,387 25 14
Virginia Tech Hokies Blacksburg, Virginia 1872 2004 Public 21,937 21 0
Wake Forest University Demon Deacons Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1834 1953 Private/Non-Sectarian 4,231 18 8
  • In Division I FBS, football is the only sport for which the NCAA does not sponsor a championship. Championships sponsored by various third parties, such as the Bowl Championship Series and Associated Press are not included in the table.

For similarly-named academic institutions, see Education in Boston, MA. Boston College (BC) is a private university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in the New England region of the United States. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Boston College and the Chestnut Hill Reservoir Located 6 miles west of Boston, Chestnut Hill is a wealthy suburb notable for its stately old houses, scenic landscape and the historic campus of Boston College. ... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. ... Clemson University is a member of the NCAAs Division I and is in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. ... Clemson is a city located in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. ... Duke Universitys 26 varsity sports teams, known as the Blue Devils, compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Durham, Orange, Wake Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... The Florida State Seminoles are the mens and womens sports teams of Florida State University. ... Tallahassee redirects here. ... The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational research university, part of the University System of Georgia, and located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia, Metz, France, Shanghai, China, and Singapore. ... The Yellow Jackets is the name used for all of the intercollegiate athletic teams that play for the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... Logo, featuring Testudo the Turtle. ... College Park is a city in Prince Georges County, Maryland, USA, United States. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... This is an article about the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Miami-Dade Government  - Mayor Don Slesnick Area  - City 96. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... The North Carolina Tar Heels are the athletic teams for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The name Tar Heel is also often used to refer to individuals from the state of North Carolina, the Tar Heel State. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... The athletic teams of the North Carolina State University, known as the Wolfpack, compete in 24 intercollegiate varsity sports. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... The Virginia Cavaliers are the athletics teams of the University of Virginia. ... Charlottesville is an independent city located within the confines of Albemarle County in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, and named after Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom. ... Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech, is a public land grant polytechnic university in Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S. Although it is a comprehensive university with many departments, the agriculture, engineering, architecture, forestry, and veterinary medicine programs from its historical polytechnic core are still considered to... Virginia Tech sponsors 18 sports and competes at the NCAA Division I level. ... Blacksburgs location within Virgina Virginias location within the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Montgomery Founded 1798 Government  - Mayor Ron Rordam Area  - Town  19. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... The Demon Deacon riding in on his motorcycle, as has become traditional at many Wake Forest sporting events. ... Nickname: Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Forsyth County Founded Consolidated 1766 Salem 1849 Winston 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  132. ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner crowned the BCS national champion. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ...

Facilities

School Baseball Stadium Capacity Basketball Arena Capacity Football Stadium Capacity Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium Capacity
Boston College Shea Field 1,000 Conte Forum 8,606 Alumni Stadium 44,500 Newton Campus Soccer Field 1,000
Clemson Doug Kingsmore Stadium 6,000 Littlejohn Coliseum 9,749 Memorial Stadium 81,473 Riggs Field 6,500
Duke Jack Coombs Field 2,000 Cameron Indoor Stadium 9,314 Wallace Wade Stadium 33,941 Koskinen Stadium 7,000
Florida State Dick Howser Stadium 6,700 Donald L. Tucker Center 12,200 Doak Campbell Stadium 82,300 Seminole Soccer Complex 1,600
Georgia Tech Russ Chandler Stadium 4,157 Alexander Memorial Coliseum 9,191 Bobby Dodd Stadium 55,000 None -
Maryland Shipley Field 2,500 Comcast Center 17,950 Byrd Stadium 51,500 Ludwig Field 4,000
Miami Mark Light Field 5,000 BankUnited Center 7,900 Dolphin Stadium 76,500 Cobb Stadium 500
North Carolina USA Baseball National Training Complex 1,754 Dean Smith Center 21,750 Kenan Memorial Stadium 60,000 Fetzer Field 5,025
North Carolina State Doak Field 2,500 RBC Center
Reynolds Coliseum
19,722
8,400
Carter-Finley Stadium 60,000 Method Road Soccer Stadium 3,000
Virginia Davenport Field 2,924 John Paul Jones Arena 15,219 Scott Stadium 61,500 Klöckner Stadium 7,100
Virginia Tech English Field 1,033 Cassell Coliseum 10,052 Lane Stadium 66,233 Virginia Tech Lacrosse and Soccer Stadium 2,500
Wake Forest Gene Hooks Stadium 1,500 Joel Coliseum 14,407 BB&T Field 31,500 Spry Stadium 3,000

Shea Field is a baseball stadium in Chestnut Hill, MA. It is the home field of the Boston College Eagles college baseball team. ... Conte Forum is a 8,606-seat multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Alumni Stadium is a football stadium located on the campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, approximately two miles west of Boston. ... Doug Kingsmore Stadium is a stadium in Clemson, South Carolina. ... J.C. Littlejohn Coliseum, usually known as Littlejohn Coliseum, is a 10,325-seat multi-purpose arena in Clemson, South Carolina. ... Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium, popularly known as Death Valley, is home to the Clemson University Tigers, a NCAA Division I-A football team located in Clemson, South Carolina. ... Riggs Field is a 6,500-capacity soccer-specific stadium located in Clemson, South Carolina. ... Jack Coombs Field is a baseball stadium in Durham, North Carolina. ... Summer 06 Cameron Indoor Stadium is a basketball arena located at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. ... Wallace Wade Stadium is a stadium on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. ... Koskinen Stadium is a 4,500-seat (7,000-capacity) stadium in Durham, North Carolina on the campus of Duke University. ... Mike Martin Field Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium is a stadium in Tallahassee, Florida, on the campus of Florida State University. ... Donald L. Tucker Center is a 12,100 seat multi-purpose arena in Tallahassee, Florida. ... Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium is the football stadium on the campus of the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. ... Seminole Soccer Complex is the on-campus soccer stadium at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. ... Russ Chandler Stadium is a baseball stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Alexander Memorial Coliseum at the McDonalds Center (originally the Alexander Memorial Coliseum, also nicknamed The Thrillerdome) is an indoor arena located in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Bobby Dodd Stadium is the football stadium located on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Shipley Field is a baseball stadium in College Park, Maryland. ... This article is about the arena. ... Byrd Stadium is the home stadium of the University of Maryland Terrapins football team as well as the mens lacrosse team. ... Ludwig Field (officially Kehoe Track at Ludwig Field) is a stadium located on the campus of the University of Maryland (UM) in College Park, Maryland. ... Mark Light Field is a baseball stadium in Coral Gables, Florida. ... The BankUnited Center is a 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, in the United States. ... Interior of Dolphin Stadium, football configuration Dolphin Stadium (previously known as Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium[1], and Dolphins Stadium) is a football, lacrosse, soccer and baseball stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, a suburb north of Miami. ... The Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center, usually called simply the Dean Smith Center and popularly referred to as the Dean Dome is a multi-purpose arena in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ... Kenan Stadium Kenan Memorial Stadium is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is the home field of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels. ... Fetzer Field is a 5,025-capacity stadium located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ... Doak Field was opened in 1966 as home to the North Carolina State University Wolfpack baseball team. ... The RBC Center (originally the Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena) is an indoor arena located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Reynolds Coliseum is a 12,400-seat multi-purpose arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Carter-Finley Stadium was opened in 1966 as home to the North Carolina State Wolfpack football team. ... Method Road Soccer Stadium (usually called Method Road) is the on campus soccer stadium at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Davenport Field is a baseball stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. ...   The John Paul Jones Arena, to be opened for the 2006-2007 basketball season, is located at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. ... The Carl Smith Center, Home of David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is the home of the Virginia Cavaliers football team. ... Klöckner Stadium is home to four national powerhouse programs — Virginia mens and womens soccer in the fall and mens and womens lacrosse teams in the spring. ... English Field is a baseball stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia. ... Cassell Coliseum is a 10,052-seat multi-purpose arena in Blacksburg, Virginia. ... Lane Stadium/Worsham Field is a stadium located in Blacksburg, Virginia. ... Virginia Tech Lacrosse and Soccer Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia where it is home to the Hokies soccer and lacrosse teams. ... Gene Hooks Stadium is a baseball stadium in Winston-Salem, NC. It is the home field of the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons college baseball teams. ... Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum is a 14,407-seat multi-purpose arena in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... BB&T Field (formerly Groves Stadium) is a stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... W. Dennie Spry Soccer Stadium (usually called Spry Stadium) is a soccer-specific stadium located on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where it is home to the Demon Deacons soccer teams. ...

Sports

Member universities compete in the following sports:

Boston College play ice hockey as a member of Hockey East. This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men, women and children in many countries around the world. ... This article covers college football played in the United States. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... A womens lacrosse player carries the ball past a defender. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... This article is about collegiate wrestling. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Hockey East is a college athletic conference which operates in New England. ...


Current Champions

Spring 2007
Sport School
Baseball North Carolina
Golf (M) Georgia Tech
Virginia Tech
Golf (W) Duke
Lacrosse (M) Duke
Lacrosse (W) Virginia
Rowing Virginia
Softball Virginia Tech
Tennis (M) Virginia
Tennis (W) Georgia Tech
Track & Field (M) Florida State
Track & Field (W) Virginia Tech
Fall 2007
Sport School
Cross Country (M) Virginia
Cross Country (W) Florida State
Field Hockey North Carolina
Football Virginia Tech
Soccer (M) Boston College
Soccer (W) North Carolina
Volleyball Clemson
Winter 2008
Sport School
Basketball (M) North Carolina
Basketball (W) North Carolina
Swimming & Diving (M) Virginia
Swimming & Diving (W) Virginia
Indoor Track & Field (M) Florida State
Indoor Track & Field (W) Virginia Tech
Wrestling Maryland

Baseball

See also: ACC Baseball Tournament

National Championships

Wake Forest won the ACC's only national championship in 1955.

School NCAA Championships CWS Appearances
Clemson 1958, 1959, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1991,
1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006
Duke 1952, 1953, 1961
Florida State 1957, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970, 1975,
1980, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991,
1992,
1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000
Georgia Tech 1994, 2002, 2006
Miami 1982, 1985, 1999, 2001 1974, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982,
1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992,
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
2001, 2003, 2004,
2006
North Carolina 1960, 1966, 1978, 1989, 2006, 2007
North Carolina State 1968
Wake Forest 1955 1949, 1955
  • Italics denote championships won and appearances made before the school joined the ACC.

Basketball

See also: ACC Men's Basketball Tournament

The ACC Mens Basketball Tournament (popularly known as the ACC Tournament) is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ...

History

Historically, the ACC has been considered one of the most successful conferences in men's basketball. The early roots of ACC basketball began primarily thanks to two men: Everett Case and Frank McGuire. Everett Case (June 21, 1900 - April 30, 1966), nicknamed Old Gray Fox, was a basketball coach primarily known for help creating NCAA basketball excitement during his time at North Carolina State University coaching the Wolfpack. ... Frank Joseph McGuire (November 8, 1916 - November 11, 1994) was an American athletic coach who gained his greatest renown in collegiate basketball. ...


North Carolina State coach Everett Case had been a successful high school coach in Indiana who ironically accepted the Wolfpack's head coaching job at a time that the school decided to focus on competing in football with Duke University, then a national power in college football. Case's North Carolina State teams dominated the early years of the ACC with a modern, fast-paced style of play. He became the fastest college basketball coach to reach many 'games won' milestones.


Case eventually became known as the father of ACC basketball. Despite his success on the court, he may have been even a better promoter off the court. Case realized the need to sell his program and university. That is why he organized the funding and construction of Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh as the new home court for his team. At the time, Reynolds was the largest on-campus arena in America, and it was therefore used as the host site for many Southern Conference Tournaments, ACC Tournaments, and the Dixie Classic, an annual event involving the four ACC teams from North Carolina as well as four other prominent programs from across the nation. The Dixie Classic brought in huge revenues for all schools involved and soon became one of the premier sporting events in the south.


At North Carolina, Frank McGuire was hired as the men’s basketball coach to counter Case's personality, as well as the dominant success of his program. McGuire began recruiting in his home area of New York. McGuire knew that basketball was the major high school athletic event of the region, unlike football in the south. Case and McGuire literally invented a rivalry. Both men realized the benefits created through a rivalry between them. It brought more national attention to both of their programs and increased fan support on both sides. For this reason, they often exchanged verbal jabs at each other in public, while maintaining a secret working relationship in private.


In 1957, when McGuire’s North Carolina team won the national championship, an entrepreneur from Greensboro named Castleman D. Chesley noticed the popularity it generated. He developed a five-station television network which began broadcasting regular season ACC games the following season. From that point on, ACC basketball gained immense popularity.


The ACC has been home to many legendary coaches, including Terry Holland, Everett Case, Frank McGuire, Vic Bubas, Press Maravich, Dean Smith, Norm Sloan, Bones McKinney, Al Skinner, Lefty Driesell, Jim Valvano, Mike Krzyzewski, Bobby Cremins, Rick Barnes, Gary Williams, and Roy Williams. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Vic Bubas (b. ... Peter Press Maravich (August 29, 1915 - April 15, 1987), a first-generation American of Serbian descent, was a popular college and professional basketball coach. ... Dean Edwards Smith (born February 28, 1931) is a retired head coach of men’s college basketball. ... Norm Sloan (June 25, 1926 - December 9, 2003) was an American college basketball coach. ... Horace Albert (Bones) McKinney (born January 1, 1919 in Lowlands, North Carolina – died May 16, 1997) was a professional basketball player and coach. ... Albert L. (Al) Skinner (born June 16, 1952 in Mount Vernon, New York) is a mens college basketball head coach and a former collegiate and professional basketball player. ... Charles Lefty Driesell (born December 25, 1931) is a retired college basketball coach. ... James Thomas Anthony Valvano (March 10, 1946–April 28, 1993), nicknamed Jimmy V, was an American college basketball coach. ... Michael William Krzyzewski (; in American English transliteration shuh-shef-skee; born February 13, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois), often referred to as Coach K due to the difficult pronunciation of his surname, is the head coach of the Duke University mens basketball team. ... Bobby Cremins (born July 4, 1947) American, is the former head coach of Georgia Techs mens basketball team, serving from 1981 until 2000. ... Rick Barnes (born July 17, 1954 in Hickory, North Carolina) is the current head coach of the University of Texas Longhorns mens basketball team. ... Gary B. Williams (born March 4, 1945 in Collingswood, New Jersey, United States) is the current head coach of the University of Marylands Mens basketball team. ... Roy Williams (born August 1, 1950 in Marion, North Carolina) is head coach of the mens basketball team at the University of North Carolina. ...


Present Day

With the expansion to 12 teams in the 2004-2005 season, the ACC schedule could no longer accommodate a home-and-away series between every pair of teams each season. In the new scheduling model, each team is assigned two permanent partners and nine rotating partners over a three-year period. Teams play their permanent partners in a home-and-away series each year. The rotating partners are split into three groups: three teams who are played in a home-and-away series, three teams who are played at home, and three teams who are played on the road. The rotating partner groups are rotated over the three-year period.


The table below lists each school's two permanent scheduling partners.

School Partner 1 Partner 2
Boston College Miami Virginia Tech
Clemson Georgia Tech Florida State
Duke North Carolina Maryland
Florida State Miami Clemson
Georgia Tech Clemson Wake Forest
Maryland Duke Virginia
Miami Boston College Florida State
North Carolina Duke North Carolina State
North Carolina State North Carolina Wake Forest
Virginia Virginia Tech Maryland
Virginia Tech Virginia Boston College
Wake Forest North Carolina State Georgia Tech

National Championships

Over the course of its existence, ACC schools have captured 10 NCAA championships. North Carolina has won four , Duke has won three, North Carolina State has won two, and Maryland has won one. In addition, 8 of the 12 members have advanced to the Final Four at least once. NCAA Tournament Champions 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1946, 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005 Conference Tournament Champions 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2007 Conference Regular Season Champions... Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski 27th year, 648-187 Home Stadium Cameron Indoor Stadium Capacity 9,314 Outfitter Nike Conference Affiliation Independent (1910-1928) Southern Conference (1929-1953) Atlantic Coast Conference (1954-Present) Team Records All-Time: 1799-792 (.694) NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Champions (3) 1991, 1992, 2001... The athletic teams of the North Carolina State University, known as the Wolfpack, compete in 24 intercollegiate varsity sports. ... The Maryland Terrapins, most commonly referred to as the Terps, represent the University of Maryland, College Park in NCAA sports. ... This article is about NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship. ...


In women's basketball, the ACC has won two national championships, with North Carolina and Maryland. In 2006, Duke, Maryland, and North Carolina all advanced to the Final Four, the first time a conference placed three teams in the women's Final Four. Both 2006 NCAA women's finalists were from the ACC, with Maryland defeating Duke for the title. The NCAA Womens Division I Championship is an annual basketball tournament for women. ...

School Helms Athletic Foundation Men's NCAA Women's NCAA
Duke 1991, 1992, 2001
Maryland 2002 2006
North Carolina 1924, 1957, 1982 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005 1994
North Carolina State 1974 1974, 1983
  • Italics denote championships won before the school joined the ACC.

Field Hockey

National Championships

The ACC have won 13 of the 27 NCAA Championships in field hockey.

School NCAA
Maryland 1987, 1993, 1999,
2005, 2006
North Carolina 1989, 1995, 1996,,
1997, 2007
Wake Forest 2002, 2003, 2004

Football

See also: ACC Championship Game

Florida State and Virginia Tech face off in the inaugural ACC title game in 2005 The Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game is a football game held by the Atlantic Coast Conference each year to determine its champion. ...

Divisions

In 2005, the ACC began divisional play in football. Division leaders compete in a playoff game to determine the ACC championship. The inaugural Championship Game was played on December 3, 2005, in Jacksonville, Florida, at the stadium then known as Alltel Stadium. Florida State defeated Virginia Tech to capture their 12th championship since they joined the league in 1992. This division structure leads to each team playing the following games: is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jacksonville redirects here. ... Jacksonville Municipal Stadium is a football stadium located in downtown Jacksonville, Florida next to the St. ...

  • Five games within its division (one against each opponent);
  • One game against a permanent rival from the other division;
  • Two rotating games against teams in the other division.

In the table below, each column represents one division. Each team's permanent rival is listed immediately to the left or right in the other column. These may not necessarily the school's closest traditional rival, even within the ACC.

Atlantic Division Coastal Division
Boston College Virginia Tech
Clemson Georgia Tech
Florida State Miami
Maryland Virginia
North Carolina State North Carolina
Wake Forest Duke

Boston Colleges first football team, 1893 Football at Boston College can be traced to the 1884 founding of the Boston College Athletic Club and the first series of interclass games held on the James Street Fields in Bostons South End. ... Head coach Frank Beamer 20th year, 156–81–2 Home stadium Lane Stadium Capacity 66,233 - Grass Conference ACC - Coastal First year 1892 Athletic director Jim Weaver Website HokieSports. ... Clemson University is a member of the NCAAs Division I and is in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. ... Head coach Chan Gailey 6th year, 37–27–0 Home stadium Bobby Dodd Stadium Capacity 55,000 - Grass Conference ACC - Coastal First year 1892 Athletic director Dan Radakovich Website ramblinwreck. ... Head Coach Bobby Bowden 31st Year, 292-80-4 Home Stadium Doak Campbell Stadium Capacity 82,300 - Grass Conference ACC - Atlantic First Year 1947 Athletic Director Dave Hart Website Seminoles. ... Head coach Randy Shannon 1st year, 4–2–0 Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl Capacity 72,319 - Grass Conference ACC - Coastal First year 1926 Athletic director Paul Dee Website HurricaneSports. ... Head coach Ralph Friedgen 6th year, 50–24 Home stadium Byrd Stadium Capacity 51,055 - Grass Conference ACC - Atlantic First year 1892 Athletic director Deborah A. Yow Website UMTerps. ... City Charlottesville, Virginia Team Colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Al Groh Home Stadium Scott Stadium League/Conference affiliations Independent (1888-1907) Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1907-1921) Southern Conference (1921-1937) Atlantic Coast Conference (1953-present) Coastal Division (2005-present) Team history All-Time Record: 594-513-48... As an Atlantic Coast Conference founding member, North Carolina State University competes in 24 intercollegiate varsity sports. ... The North Carolina football team is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. ... Head Coach Jim Grobe 12th Year, 71–67–1 Home Stadium Groves Stadium Capacity 31,500 - FieldTurf Conference ACC - Atlantic First Year 1888 Website WF Sports Team Records All-time Record 389–577–33 (.406) Postseason Bowl Record 4–3–0 Awards Wire National Titles 0 Conference Titles 2 (1970... Duke Universitys 26 varsity sports teams, known as the Blue Devils, compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference. ...

Bowl Games

Within the Bowl Championship Series, the Orange Bowl serves as the home of the ACC champion against another BCS at-large selection unless the conference's champion is selected for the national championship game. BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner crowned the BCS national champion. ... The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in the Miami, Florida metro area, in the United States. ...


The other bowls pick ACC teams in the order listed. As of the 2006 season, the ACC championship game loser cannot fall below the Music City Bowl. Moreover, a bowl game can bypass a team in the selection process only if the two teams in question are within one game of each other in the overall ACC standings. This rule was instituted in response to concerns over the 2005 bowl season, in which Atlantic Division co-champion Boston College fell to the last-pick MPC Computers Bowl (now Humanitarian Bowl). The Music City Bowl is a post-season American college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played in Nashville, Tennessee, since 1998. ... The Humanitarian Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I FBS college football bowl game that has been played annually at 30,000-seat Bronco Stadium on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, since 1997. ...

Pick Name Location Opposing Conference Opposing Pick
1 FedEx Orange Bowl Miami Gardens, Florida BCS
2 Chick-fil-A Bowl Atlanta, Georgia SEC 3/4/5
3 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl Jacksonville, Florida Big 12 3
Big East 1
Notre Dame
4 Champs Sports Bowl Orlando, Florida Big Ten 4/5
5 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl Nashville, Tennessee SEC 6/7/8
Navy
6 Meineke Car Care Bowl Charlotte, North Carolina Big East
7 Emerald Bowl San Francisco, California Pac-10 4/5
8 Roady's Humanitarian Bowl Boise, Idaho WAC 1

The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in the Miami, Florida metro area, in the United States. ... Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida. ... The Chick-fil-A Bowl, formerly called the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, and before that simply (and perhaps more familiarly) called the Peach Bowl, is an annual college football bowl game played in Atlanta, Georgia since December 1968. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... For the stadium, see Gator Bowl Stadium. ... Jacksonville redirects here. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located mostly in the central United States. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... The Champs Sports Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played in Orlando, Florida. ... Orlando redirects here. ... For other uses of the term Big Ten see Big Ten (disambiguation). ... The Music City Bowl is a post-season American college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played in Nashville, Tennessee, since 1998. ... Nashville redirects here. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland . ... The Meineke Car Care Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season college football bowl game that has been played annually at 73,367-seat Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina (the NFL home of the Carolina Panthers), since 2002. ... Charlotte redirects here. ... The Emerald Bowl is a post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually at 40,800-seat AT&T Park (home of the San Francisco Giants) in San Francisco, California, since 2002. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... The Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The Humanitarian Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I FBS college football bowl game that has been played annually at 30,000-seat Bronco Stadium on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, since 1997. ... Boise redirects here. ... The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced wack) was formed on July 27, 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 college athletic conferences currently participating in the NCAAs Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A). ...

National Championships

Though the NCAA does not determine an official national champion for Division I FBS football, several ACC members have achieved a national championship through the Associated Press, the Coaches Poll, or the Bowl Championship Series. The NCAA Division I-A national football championship is the only Division I NCAA-sponsored sport without an organized tournament to determine its champion; in fact, while various other organizations (as described below) designate a national champion at the Division I level, the NCAA itself does not award a championship... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The USA Today Coaches Poll is the current name for a weekly ranking of the top 25 NCAA Division I-A college football and Division I college basketball teams. ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner crowned the BCS national champion. ...

School Helms Athletic Foundation Associated Press Coaches Poll Bowl Championship Series
Clemson 1981 1981
Florida State 1993, 1999 1993, 1999 1999
Georgia Tech 1917, 1928 1990
Maryland 1953 1953
Miami 1983, 1987, 1989,
1991, 2001
1983, 1987, 1989,
2001
2001
  • Italics denote championships won before the school joined the ACC.

Golf

National Championships

School Men's Team NCAA Men's Individual NCAA Women's Team NCAA Women's Individual NCAA
Clemson 2003 Charles Warren 1997
Duke 1999, 2002, 2005,
2006, 2007
Candy Hannemann 2001,
Virada Nirapathpongporn 2002,
Anna Grzebian 2005
Georgia Tech Watts Gunn 1927,
Charles Yates 1934,

Troy Matteson 2002
Miami 1984 Penny Hammel 1983
North Carolina Harvie Ward 1949,
John Inman 1984
Virginia Dixon Brooke 1940
Wake Forest 1974, 1975, 1986 Curtis Strange 1974,
Jay Haas 1975,
Gary Hallberg 1979
  • Italics denote championships won before the school joined the ACC.

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Lacrosse

National Championships

Since 1971, when the first men's national champion was determined by the NCAA, the ACC has won 10 national championships. Virginia and North Carolina have won four national championships, and Maryland has won two. Women's lacrosse has only awarded a national championship since 1982, and the ACC has won more titles than any other conference. In all, the ACC has won 12 women's national championships: Maryland has won nine and Virginia has won three.

School Men's NCAA Women's NCAA AIAW
Maryland 1973, 1975 1986, 1992, 1995,
1996, 1997, 1998,
1999, 2000, 2001
1981
North Carolina 1981, 1982, 1986,
1991
Virginia 1972, 1999, 2003,
2006
1991, 1993, 2004
  • Italics denote championships before the sport was part of the ACC.

Soccer

National Championships

In men's soccer, the ACC has won 12 national championships, including 11 in the 24 seasons between 1984 and 2007. Five have been won by Virginia. The remaining six have been won by Maryland (twice), Clemson (twice), Duke, North Carolina, and Wake Forest. During the 2006 season, each of the nine ACC men's soccer teams was in the top 25. Seven teams were selected for the NCAA Tournament. Virginia and Wake Forest advanced to the College Cup, the final four of men's soccer.


In women's soccer, North Carolina has won 18 of the 25 NCAA titles since the NCAA crowned its first champion, as well as the only AIAW soccer championship in 1981. The Tar Heels have also won 18 of the 20 ACC tournaments, losing only to North Carolina State in 1988 and Virginia in 2004, both times by penalty kicks. The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women was founded in 1971 to govern collegiate womens athletics in the United States and to administer national championships. ... Penalty shootouts, officially named kicks from the penalty mark, are a method sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament (or wins the tournament) following a draw in a game of football. ...

School Men's NCAA Women's NCAA AIAW
Clemson 1984, 1987
Duke 1986
Maryland 1968, 2005
North Carolina 2001 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988,
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994,
1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006
1981
Virginia 1989, 1991, 1992,
1993, 1994
Wake Forest 2007
  • Italics denote championships before the sport was part of the ACC.

See also

BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner crowned the BCS national champion. ...

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