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CHARLOTTE — 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. Speaking at his annual forum during the ACC Kickoff media days, Swofford said the ACC Network is scheduled to launch in August 2019. There will also be the creation of a digital channel that will be online next month. By Sports Writer Aaron Beard. SENT: 480 words, AP Photos NCCB104, NCCB105, NCCB103, NCCB101, NCCB102.


CHARLOTTE — The Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division keeps finding a new team to plug at the top of the standings. Now, with the league holding its annual preseason media days, it’s North Carolina’s turn to start the year with the goal of staying in its perch and becoming the first repeat champion since 2011. By Sports Writer Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 650 words by 7 p.m.

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