Thursday, July 24, 2008

ACC shows significant influence on Hillsborough County...

The numbers speak for themselves when someone says that Florida has a significant presence in college football. From 2007-2008, 11% of NCAA Division I-A football players were from the state of Florida. Of those players, 31% were from the Tampa Bay area.

More relevant is the significance the state of Florida has on the Atlantic Coast Conference. In the Atlantic Coast Conference, which houses two universities from the state of Florida, it was found that 20% of players in the conference were from the state of Florida and of those players, 29% were from the Tampa Bay area.

In the 2008 season, there will be 12 ACC players battling down the Road to return home to Hillsborough County for the ACC championship game.

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Some Tampa Bay area (non-Hillsborough County) graduates also racing down the Road To Tampa Bay are:

Name/School/Position/High School

In Raymond James Stadium, the Hillsborough All-Star Game will follow the ACC Championship game on December 6th. The Under Armour High School All-Star Game will feature the top players in Hillsborough County. In between the two games will be a post-game concert performed by a premier country artist outside the stadium at FanFest.

The ACC Football Championship game will kickoff at 1pm. Tickets go on sale July 26th at ! For just $25 you receive admission to both the ACC Championship, the All-Star game, and FanFest!

1 comment:

ACC Football said...

Ever wonder how athletes in the deep south of Florida get so fast? Check out Eric Aldeson's article in ESPN The Magazine with exclusive coverage of "The Rabbit Chasers".

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