• Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, left, and Deshaun Watson, right, smiles as they listen to a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Clemson, FSU keeping firm control of ACC’s Atlantic Division

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clemson star quarterback Deshaun Watson is driven by the goal of winning another Atlantic Coast Conference championship and returning to the College Football Playoff’s title game.

  • North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora listens to one of his players answer a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    UNC tries to stop revolving door atop ACC’s Coastal Division

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora knows all about the unpredictable nature of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division after his Tar Heels made a surprise climb to the top last season.

  • Commissioner John Swofford announces an ACC/ESPN Network during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    ACC, ESPN extend deal to 2036 that includes new ACC Network

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the league has extended its media deal with ESPN through the 2035-36 season, which includes the eventual launch of an ACC TV channel.