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08:13 AM ET 02.02 | Because of the Atlantic Coast Conference's increased footprint in the Northeast, the ACC is interested in holding a future men's basketball tournament in New York, an ACC school official told ESPN. The deadline to bid for the 2016-21 ACC tournaments was in September, and New York's Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn did not submit a bid. However, because of the league's changing membership, the ACC is now considering other options for future tournament sites, the source said. Besides New York, other cities being considered to host the 2016-21 ACC tournaments are Atlanta (Philips Arena), Charlotte, Greensboro, N.C., Tampa, Fla., and Washington D.C. The 2013-15 ACC men's basketball tournaments will be held in Greensboro, but beyond that, the ACC is looking to move the tournament to a variety of cities.

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February 2, 2013  12:12 PM ET

This should make the folks in North Carolina happy.

February 2, 2013  01:49 PM ET
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This should make the folks in North Carolina happy.

More than weed and big screen TV's?

February 2, 2013  03:02 PM ET
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More than weed and big screen TV's?

ooof. good one.

February 2, 2013  11:04 PM ET

Bling up on 47th before throwing down on 33rd. I thought United Nations week was painful enough.

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February 8, 2013  10:02 AM ET

NCAA Basketball has hit an all-time low. Way too many one-and-dones have ruined the quality of play. Read more at: http://the-nba-insider.blogspot.com/2012/04/ncaa-basketball-ratings-hit-al l-time-low.html

February 8, 2013  10:02 AM ET

NCAA Basketball has hit an all-time low. Way too many one-and-dones have ruined the quality of play. Read more at: http://the-nba-insider.blogspot.com/2012/04/ncaa-basketball-ratings-hit-al l-time-low.html

 
February 11, 2013  07:10 AM ET

Perhaps Swofford thinks that he is beyond the need for regional loyalty at this point. If this happens, it will be the last nail in the coffin or the decades long loyalties that have been assailed these past 5 or so years.

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