ACC eyes MSG, Barclays Center as possible hoop venues
Amelia Island, FL
The ACC has expressed interest in playing its men's basketball tournaments at Madison Square Garden and The Barclays Center through commissioner John Swofford.
Sources said the conference is thoroughly investigating the Garden as a venue.
However, MSG executive vice president Joel Fisher was noncommittal about the ACC playing there.
In March, the new Big East Conference and Madison Square Garden announced a 12-year deal through 2026.
The MSG can get out of its deal before 2026 if the new Big East doesn't reach certain benchmarks and open the door for the ACC.
Besides Madison Square Garden, the ACC also has had discussions with the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The 2014 and '15 ACC men's basketball tournaments will be held in Greensboro, N.C., but no decision has been reached beyond that. The tournament has been played every year since 1954, but only 11 times has it moved outside the state of North Carolina.
Pittsburgh and Syracuse are two of what will be seven former Big East schools in the 15-team ACC by 2014, along with Miami (Fla.), Virginia Tech, Boston College, Notre Dame and Louisville.
"I think (Madison Square Garden) would be the best thing for the conference," said Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon.
The official deadline to bid for the 2016-21 ACC men's basketball tournaments was last September. Madison Square Garden did not submit a bid but still would be allowed to pursue future tournaments, a source said.
- Suspect Behind Howard's Rock Vandalism Arrested, Charged
- Southern Cal and Notre Dame Extend Football Series
- Oregon gets slap on wrist for recruitment violations
- Penn State Gives football coach Bill O'Brien $935K salary increase
- UCLA Recruits 8th-grade Texas QB Lindell Stone
- Clemson's Iconic Howard's Rock Vandalized
- NCAA Lifts Postseason Ban on UConn Men's Basketball Team
- Johns Hopkins and Maryland to Join Big Ten Men's Lacrosse
- Rutgers Postpones AD Julie Hermann's On-Campus Meetings
- Art Shell, Frank Cignetti Named to College Football Hall of Fame
- Nick Saban Says 9-game SEC Conference Schedule Should Boost Fan Interest
- Another Controversy Hits New Rutgers AD Julie Hermann
- Duke Downs Syracuse for Second Straight NCAA Lacrosse Title
- Rutgers Getting Another 'Abuser' in New AD Julie Hermann?
- Top Prep Cornerback Jabrill Peppers Picks Michigan
- Notre Dame Loses Everett Golson due to Academics
- Ohio State Boosts 2014 class with commitment from Booker
- Alabama's Nick Saban Saddened by ex-assistant Coach's Comments
- ACC eyes MSG, Barclays Center as possible hoop venues
- Top Prep Basketball Recruit Andrew Wiggins Joins Kansas
- Michigan's Brady Hoke Hits Notre Dame for Pulling out of Rivalry Game
- Incoming Freshman Noah Vonleh Could Remain Hoosier for four years
- NCAA Allows Review of Shot-Clock Violation, Out-of-Bounds Calls in Last 2 Minutes
- The NCAA's Injured and Abandoned Athletes
- Miami great Vinny Testaverde to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame
- No. 1 North Carolina Just Fifth Seed in NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament
- Post-tumult, Forward Junior Etou Opts to Play for Rutgers
- Jon Scheyer Joins Duke's Coaching Staff
- Big Ten Approves Divisional Overhaul and Nine-Game Schedule
- Bobby Bowden to Attend Two Florida State Games
- BCS Commissioners Agree on Playoff Name and Venues
- Big Ten to Rename, Realign Divisions in 2014
- Notre Dame to Play Five ACC Football Games in 2014
- Rutgers Men's Lacrosse Coach Suspended for Verbal Abuse
- Rutgers Reaches $475K Agreement with Fired Basketball Coach
- Oregon Admits NCAA Rules Violations in Deposition
- Rutgers Negotiating Eddie Jordan for Head Coaching Vacancy
- Yale Wins First NCAA National Hockey Title
- Rutgers President Under Scrutiny for Handling of Ex-Basketball Coach
- Richard Pitino to Coach Minnesota Golden Gophers
- Louisville Guard Kevin Ware Undergoes Successful Leg Surgery
- UCLA Hires Coach Steve Alford Away from New Mexico
- Basketball Head Coach Brad Stevens Staying at Butler
Copyright © 2013 AHN - All Rights Reserved