Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford studying issue of scholarship athletes’ finances

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — While he stopped short of embracing a proposal put forth by the Southeastern Conference, whose football and basketball coaches unanimously voted recently to pay players stipends of up to $4,000 per year, Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford said his league was aware of the issue of “trying to enhance the financial well-being’’ of scholarship athletes.

“We’ve been talking about this nationally for several years now without finding something that works,’’ Swofford said Sunday during opening remarks at the ACC Football Kickoff at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center.

“It’s very difficult to look at it in terms of a sport – or two sports – just from a legal standpoint,’’ Swofford said.

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