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ACC looking to be latest with own TV network

Officials from the ACC are reportedly looking into the idea of creating a television network similar to the ones in the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences.

The ACC has created a panel made up of athletic directors from member institutions to look into the viability of a television network, according to a report in the Sports Business Journal.

Any idea of creating a network would have to involve ESPN, which owns the league's television rights under its current deal that lasts through 2027.

The SEC is also looking into the idea of creating its own television network. The Big Ten was the first league to do so, launched the Big Ten Network in 2007. BTN is available in 73 million homes and has generated millions of dollars for its member institutions.

Report: No 'Canes for Brissett

MIAMI — Former Florida quarterback Jacoby Brissett, a West Palm Beach product who announced after the season he was transferring, was told by Miami coaches that the Hurricanes "don't have room for him" with five QBs on the roster, the Miami Herald reported. His Dwyer High School coach, Jack Daniels, had said UM was Brissett's top choice.

Also, Miami offensive linemen Seantrel Henderson and Brandon Linder and defensive tackle Curtis Porter will return for their senior seasons.

JONES STAYING AT FSU: Florida State's leading tackler last season, linebacker Christian Jones, will stay for the 2013 season instead of declaring for the NFL draft, collegefootballtalk.com reported.

OTHERS COMING, GOING: Notre Dame running back Cierre Wood is headed to the NFL draft, forgoing his final year of eligibility. … Houston running back Charles Sims and Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin said they're staying in college. … Former Georgia cornerback Nick Marshall, kicked off the team last year, said on Twitter that he's headed to Auburn to play quarterback.

MARSHALL: Temple defensive coordinator Chuck Heater, a former UF assistant, was hired for the same position with the Thundering Herd.

ILLINOIS: Former Western Michigan coach Bill Cubit was named offensive coordinator.

NEBRASKA: Linebacker Sean Fisher announced he plans to enroll in medical school rather than petition the NCAA for a sixth season with the Cornhuskers.

TENNESSEE: Running back Quenshaun Watson is no longer part of the program, the school announced.

TEXAS: Two players suspended before the Alamo Bowl amid a sexual assault allegation, quarterback Case McCoy and linebacker Jordan Hicks, have rejoined the team, coach Mack Brown said.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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