ACC Commissioner Wants Rules 'That Make Sense'

Oct 25, 2017

Credit Atlantic Coast Conference

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said a task force of league athletic directors will work to find solutions to problems in the college basketball.

Swofford said Wednesday during the ACC media day it will include retiring Virginia athletic director Craig Littlepage, Boston College's Martin Jarmond, Florida State's Stan Wilcox and Duke's Kevin White. It will include Paul Brazeau, the league's senior associate commissioner for men's basketball operations.

The commissioner said the goal is to aid a new Commission on College Basketball established by the NCAA amid a federal fraud and bribery case that has shaken the sport. It is chaired by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

The annual ACC basketball media day comes two weeks after the NCAA closed an investigation into paper classes at UNC-Chapel Hill, deciding to not penalize the university.

Swofford said he hopes to ultimately find ways to modernize rules "to live in today's world in a way that makes sense."