There is not very much in this “Q&A with John Swofford” of that much value.
But, of course, we couldn’t help ourselves when we saw the ‘chosen’ Athletics Director running his mouth in the public forum about the conference’s finances. Our critics will undoubtedly find ways to criticize us for being hypersensitive on the topic; and we couldn’t agree more that if you choose to view this entry in a vaccuum that it would most definitely look extreme. But after six years of behavior to judge, no vaccuums can legitimately exist for anyone that doesn’t keep their head in their ass or the sand.
Despite the presence of three other ACC schools in the area, you can always “leave it to Lee” to be the one yapping to the media. As we all know, there is no other AD in the country that you could be so busy running “Media Counts” to track their public comments. How many AD’s talk so much that the media finally issues directions and tells them to shut up?
Although the league has not released its figures for the 2005-06 academic year, N.C. State athletics director Lee Fowler said his school already has been paid $10.5 million by the league. With one payment left in September, that’s already more than the $10.2 million the Wolfpack received from the ACC for the 2004-05 school year, when the league only had expanded to 11.