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Wednesday May 13, 2009

The NCAA’s Double-A Zone has a roundup of articles from conference spring meetings, and the economy is naturally a common topic. The ACC dove right in:

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich wrote, “cost containment” is a pressing issue during the first day of meetings.”

The ACC discussed several cost-cutting measures including moving the ACC baseball tournament in 2010 from Boston’s Fenway Park to Greensboro, N.C. But the conference’s coaches and adminstrators aren’t so quick to scale back their annual beach trip spring meeting. The ACC spring meetings are being held at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, and any Dawg fan who’s made the trip to Jacksonville knows that the ACC reps aren’t exactly slumming it. That’s raised some eyebrows…

“I think they need to re-look at this Amelia Island [trip],” (N.C. State college of management department head Art Padilla) said.

That’s not to pick on the ACC…they have a multi-year commitment to the Ritz-Carlton, and I doubt we’ll see very many conferences scaling back to the point of booking meeting space at the local VFW.

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