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How ACC Network deal impacts Notre Dame’s football future

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. — How will Notre Dame football’s relationship evolve with the ACC Network for the long haul?That’s one of the residual questions from the ACC Kickoff, where talk of the network’s Aug. 22 launch on ESPN dominated the two-day event. ACC commissioner John Swofford answered those questions, making it clear the Irish are a full-and-equal partner in the new venture. Notre Dame will maintain its five-game football arrangement with the other 14 football schools.   Getty Images How will the ACC Network affect that relationship? Notre Dame’s television agreement to have home games on NBC runs through 2025 and draws approximately $15 million per year. ESPN’s contract with the ACC runs through 2036; Swofford said if the Irish choose to join a conference in football, they would be contractually obligated to join the ACC.   While that’s not in the cards now, Swofford emphasized the benefits of Notre Dame’s membership. It gives the ACC a sixth private institution, and the Irish won the 2018 women’s basketball national championship.”It’s been a win-win for the ACC as well as for Notre Dame,” Swofford said. “Their membership in the league has been everything that we would have anticipated. It’s fully met expectations for us, and I think Notre Dame would tell you it has fully met expectations for Notre Dame. Institutionally it’s just a really good fit.”The reason for that is they bring just as much value to the ACC Network as any other school in that league,” he said. “The five games we play each year in football, any of those games that are in a home stadium of the ACC could be on the ACC Network.”MORE: Mack Brown sheds light on return to UNC, and exit from TexasIn 2019, that means the Nov. 9 matchup against Duke is slated to be on the ACC Network. The Sept. 2 opener at Louisville is on ESPN, and the home matchups against Virginia (Sept. 28), Virginia Tech (Nov. 2) and Boston College (Nov. 23) will be on NBC. In 2020, Notre Dame’s marquee matchup is a rematch with Clemson on Nov. 7 at Notre Dame Stadium.Speculation about Playoff expansion and realignment will always involve the Irish given they are a perennial power coming off their first playoff appearance. Notre Dame, however, does not play a conference championship like the other Power 5 conferences.   Swofford maintains the Irish are one of college football’s brands that will be a huge part of the ACC Network’s longterm plans. Swofford believes the Irish’s role within the conference is a story worth telling.  Could the network’s story influence Notre Dame football as college football continues to evolve into the next decade? That question will never have a definitive answer as long as the partnership exists.  “Possibly, yes,” Swofford said. “I’ve said many times we’ve been open to the conversation and I know our television partner would be as well. But again, I would say, because I don’t want it to be misconstrued, that it’s not something I would anticipate in the near future.” That’s the continued agreement for now, but Swofford answered the big question about the future.MORE: Dabo Swinney insists Clemson won’t shrink under bright lights of ACC Network”If Notre Dame reached a point where they were interested to join in football, we would readily have that conversation,” Swofford told Sporting News. “I don’t expect that to happen. When we made the arrangement with Notre Dame, some people thought, ‘Well it’s just a matter of time in football.’ I’ve never really thought that.”It’s the same open-door policy knowing the Irish would prefer not to work through — even in the College Football Playoff era.As it stands, the current arrangement has produced mixed results on the field. Notre Dame began playing a rotation of ACC schools in 2014. The Irish are 17-9 in those games, but that includes an 0-3 record against ACC teams ranked inside the top 10.Those were high-profile matchups against No. 2 Florida State in 2014, No. 7 Miami in 2017 and last year’s College Football Playoff semifinal at the Cotton Bowl Classic against No. 2 Clemson. Swofford, who reiterated that he respects Notre Dame’s independent status in the current college football landscape, said that Irish-Tigers matchup did not test his allegiances.  “You pull for the ACC team,” Swofford said. “With all respect to Notre Dame when it’s a football game, you lean toward in this case Clemson or the ACC team because it technically is a nonconference game. Notre Dame against everybody else I’m pulling for them.” last_img read more

Sub-state week is only a couple weeks away; plus high school action tonight, youth wrestling results

first_imgSouth Haven, Caldwell at Udall:  Teams playing: Caldwell, Dexter Cedar Vale, Flinthills, St. Paul, South Haven, Udall.Analysis: This will be a huge tournament for both the South Haven boys and girls who could get into the state tournament. South Haven boys are ranked No. 2. Udall is looming at No. 7. The two teams have knocked out the other the past two seasons in sub-state. So this is indeed a grudge match. The urgency is there for both teams as they are both senior laden.On the girls side, South Haven girls are not ranked, but are to be taken very seriously. They have a tough sub-state especially with Dexter Cedar Vale, St. Paul and Caldwell which all have winning records. •••••Wellington youth wrestling:Wellington youth wrestlers had a great day at the Mulvane Tournament on Saturday. Wellington had five champions: True DeJarnett, Zane Cornejo, Kyler Henry, Tyler Murray and Carter Burnett! Wellington’s lone second place finisher was Seth Brown and the third place finishers were Skyler Branam and Grant Glover. Talan Cantrell and Axel Norris both finished fourth. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  While the high school teams play tonight, the year-end sub-state basketball tournaments are looming. We have the most current updated sub-state analysis for Sumner County teams. Also, Wellington youth wrestlers traveled to Mulvane over the weekend. How did they do?…High School schedule tonight: Wellington at Wichita Collegiate. JV girls- 4:15 p.m. at Collegiate High School, JV boys- 5:45 p.m. at Collegiate Middle School, Varsity girls – 6 p.m. at high school, Varsity boys – 7:30 at high school.Sumner County games:Argonia at CaldwellBelle Plaine at Wichita IndependentGarden Plain at Conway SpringsSouth Haven at Oxford. Sub-state analysis: With the high school basketball season winding down, every game becomes critical as far as the eight-team sub-state seeding is concerned. The better the record the higher the seed. Here’s a quick preview of how the Sumner County teams are stacking up with their sub-states as of today. Oxford at Moundridge: Teams playing: Central-Burden, Canton-Galva, Cottonwood Falls, Berean Academy, Herington, Moundridge, Peabody-Burns, Oxford.Analysis: Central boys are ranked No. 7 and Moundridge is No. 9. Oxford has an outside chance and can be considered a dark horse. Moundridge girls at No. 6 appear to be the favorites. Wellington — Sub-state at Mulvane.  Teams playing: Wellington, Mulvane, Wichita Trinity, Clearwater, Winfield, Augusta, Rose Hill, Wichita Collegiate.Boys: Wellington appears to be an eighth seed in the tournament meaning it will play the top ranked team in sub-state in the first round. That could easily be Clearwater which currently has the top record. It is locked in a battle with Wichita Trinity and Mulvane which are right behind them by a game.If Wellington and Clearwater end up playing one another in the first round, it will be the fourth time the two teams will have met. They might as well share locker rooms.The records for this sub-state are as follows:Clearwater 12-4, Wichita Trinity 12-5, Mulvane 11-5, Winfield 9-7, Wichita Collegiate 9-7, Augusta 7-9, Rose Hill 6-10, Wellington 5-11.There are three game left for which the seedings are made (the final regular season game doesn’t count). Rose Hill, the closest team to Wellington in the standings, owns the tiebreaker with Wellington since the Rockets beat the Crusaders in the regular season.Girls: Like the boys, Wellington girls don’t appear to have any “must” games down the regular season stretch. They are currently seeded fourth and could get seeded higher. But the significance of doing so isn’t all that great. It is widely believed there is not much separation in the top four teams in this parity driven sub-state.The records are as follows: Mulvane 12-4, Wichita Trinity 12-5, Clearwater 11-5, Wellington 10-6, Winfield 5-11, Wichita Collegiate 4-12, Rose Hill 4-12, Augusta 3-13.This could be a sub-state Wellington could win. Wellington’s loss to Mulvane a couple of weeks ago, the current No. 1 seed, was a loss the Lady Dukes would like to have back. It most certainly wasn’t a case of them losing to the better team – at least on that night. Belle Plaine, Conway Springs at Conway Springs Teams playing: Belle Plaine, Conway Springs, Douglass, Garden Plain, Leon-Bluestem, Sedgwick, Whitewater-Remington, Wichita Independent.Analysis: Garden Plain girls are most certainly the favorites in this sub-state. On the boys side, Wichita Independent has a 13-4 record and is ranked ninth in the state. Argonia at South Barber:Teams playing: Argonia, Attica, Cunningham, South Barber, Norwich, Stafford. Analysis: On the girls side, Argonia and Norwich appear on a collision course for the sub-state championship. The two teams tangled against the other in the sub-state volleyball championship with Argonia winning. South Barber could be a dark horse here. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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Get yourself a Corvette or Yamaha Roadstar with online bidding at Theurer Auction/Realty

first_imgLook at these two great gems, that you could own provided you’re the high bidder of Theurer’s On-line Auction/Realty’s online bidding. Click here to begin your bidding today: Don’t miss the 1978 Chevrolet Corvette with 67,203 original miles, yellow exterior, dark brown interior, 350 cu engine, 3-speed automatic transmission, power windows, and more. This Corvette sold new at Joe Self in Wichita and has been in Wellington its entire life. Auction ends, Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 8:30 p.m.A 2008 Yamaha Roadstar 1700cc Sapphire would look great in your garage, It has 7,474 miles, brand new Metzler 888 tires, front and rear, street performance pipes Dyno’d, less than 50 miles on the tires and full service, air cooled at 48 degrees. Auction ends: Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m.last_img read more