The ACC has grabbed its television-contract money and thrown the conference’s players, fans, coaching and officiating staffs under the team bus (in the snow, no less).
Scheduling university games at 9 on a Wednesday night to satisfy viewing audiences in other time zones is ridiculous enough. Trying to insist, hours into a long and crippling storm, that the teams and staff should risk their lives getting to the game in weather and road conditions bad enough that they told ticket-holders not to come? Just because a time slot must be filled? I don’t know what to call that, but it’s hardly surprising.
What perplexes me is why the ACC is still relevant, as it’s crystal clear all of our student-athletes and their support systems now work for ESPN.
Hey, tell that one again about how the integrity of education would be marred if we let players get paid.