SFN wanted to share some great news with you â€“ come hell or high water, NC State WILL be represented in the ACC Championship football game in Charlotte this year!!!
Weâ€™ve learned from some of our connections at the conference office that Doug Rhodes, supervisor of ACC football officials, has asked the chain crew that works NC Stateâ€™s home football games to work the upcoming championship game (contingent upon NC State’s football team is NOT playing in the game.)
If you were not aware, sideline officials/chain gangs work entire seasons as a crew together at one school and are comprised of officials who live in the general area.
Obviously, the conference wants to avoid even the appearance of impropriety, so if Tom Oâ€™Brien and the Wolfpack makes it Charlotte then our chain gang will not. Logically this doesn’t compute as the sideline officials are unbiased and could be just as unethical at any regular season home game as they could be in Charlotte. But letâ€™s not try to introduce too much linear thinking into sports administration and especially the ACC office. If we complain too much, John Swofford may really throw the hammer at Florida State!
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