DURHAM—Duke athletic director took a few minutes to share some thoughts on the addition of Louisville to the ACC. I'll have more updates late tonight after Duke plays Ohio State, but here are White's thoughts on the TV aspects of the revitalized ACC.
On the possibility of the ACC creating its own network:
"We are pursuing it and taking a good hard look at it. I don’t know how it will play out, but we are in the early stages of that. It’s an interest area of mine, it’s an interest area of (Duke associate athletic director) Jon (Jackson’s), so we are working on that at Duke as well just to be a good partner with the ACC. I’d love to see us do a really deep dive and explore the possibility of whether that makes sense for the ACC."
On the possibility of the ACC adopting a grant-of-rights TV clause, like the Big 12 has (essentially, if a school would choose to leave the conference, its media rights and revenue would remain with the conference for an agreed upon length of time:
"That’s something I think we’ve got to continue to explore."
As I said, check back late tonight (well, more like early tomorrow morning) after the Duke basketball game for all of Kevin White's thoughts.