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“The ACC” Grew Up in NC

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The very first Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament was played in 1954 in Raleigh's Reynolds Coliseum. North Carolina State University won all three of the first ACC's. The tournament in 1954 sold out only on semifinals. Ticket prices began at $9 and $6 for season books, all four sessions and did not go up in price until 1958. Other ACC coaches requested that the tournament be moved out of Raleigh to a more neutral setting. In 1967, it was played in Greensboro and in 1968, in Charlotte. The tournament was partially televised for the first time in 1967 and by 1974, when NC State won the NCAA championship in Greensboro, NBC began to carry full coverage of the tournament. The ACC tournament then stayed in Charlotte for three years, while Greensboro underwent renovations. Non-state teams began protesting and finally the ACC tournament was moved out of North Carolina.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 50 Issue 7, Dec 1982, p11-13, 31, il