State of the ACC's union

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Commissioner John Swofford touched on a variety of topics during his state of the conference address at ACC media day on Sunday. Chief among them: further expansion and NCAA cases at Miami and North Carolina.

And, of course, Notre Dame.

The last time Swofford addressed a media contingent at an ACC event was back in May, at the conclusion of the spring meetings. At the time, all manner of rumor and speculation about Clemson, Florida State and the Big 12 swirled around the ACC, creating an aura of instability.

But all of that has been put to rest now, as the ACC has seemingly put itself in a position of strength for the future. Swofford, at the request of school president James Barker, recently addressed the Clemson Board of Trustees in person to assure the group that the ACC was the best home for the program.

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