Seven years ago, the NCAA passed a rule to reign in an area of college athletics that had gotten out of control -- the media guide.
In response to a University of Missouri guide that ran 614 pages, the NCAA put a 208-page limit on the publications.
Here's how the rest of the conference measures up in number of pages.
North Carolina 192
Virginia Tech 184
NC State 156
Wake Forest 128
That's 1,934 pages worth of ACC information. At an average of 161 pages per guide, the ACC uses 77 percent of the pages available to it. By the way, the five maximum-page schools combined for a .500 conference record and one bowl win, the same as the other seven.
Surprisingly, only about one of every five pages of the ACC teams' guides are about players actually on this year's roster. Player bios get a total of 416 pages, or 21.5 percent of the total pages. Virginia Tech devotes 53 pages to the players on this year's team, most in the conference. Miami only gives them 16, although that is more than half of the pages in their condensed media guide.
Clemson's players only get 27 pages, which is just 13 percent of the space in their media guide … and the player bios don't start until page 77, 39 pages later than any other team in the conference.
The best position to play for media guide cover fame, surprisingly, is offensive line. Eleven linemen appear on the cover of their team's guide. Quarterback, running back, and linebacker are all next with seven cover boys. Six defensive linemen, five defensive backs, four receivers, two kickers, and four coaches round out the covers.
Pronunciation guides are always a fun spot to check in the media guide. Wake Forest leads the conference with has 38 names listed in their pronunciation guide. Florida State (27) and Boston College (26) are next. Georgia Tech lists their athletic director in the pronunciation guide, and Maryland had to white out departed assistant coach Gary Crowton from theirs.
Not all hard-to-pronounce names are created equal, though. Among the players listed in their team's pronunciation guides are Boston College's Jim Noel, Florida State's Rashad Greene, Duke's Erich Schneider, and Clemson's Darrell Smith.
Finally, perhaps the best way to evaluate a team's media guide is by finding the most random fact contained in the publication. Here's a team-by-team look at media guide minutiae:
Did you know…
The last three Super Bowl champions all had linebackers from Boston College.
Clemson had two televised games that did a 5.02 in the ratings last season
Duke has 71 fourth-quarter comebacks in school history
Florida State has one player (Phillip Doumar) majoring in Risk Management & Insurance and one (Nick O'Leary) majoring in Professional Golf Management.
The new turf at Maryland's Byrd Stadium is supposed to keep the field 15 degrees cooler than other playing surfaces.
Miami did away with printed bound media guides as part of a green initiative.
Only three players North Carolina players are listed as African-American or Afro-American studies majors—the department that was involved in the team's recent academic fraud issues. (And one of the three, wide receiver Todd Harrelson, was dismissed from the team on Monday.)
The NC State coaching staff has a combined 246 years of experience
Virginia coach Mike London went to the Richmond Police Academy.
Virginia Tech offensive lineman Tyler Barfield has the school record for front squat with 515 pounds.
Wake Forest sold the original Groves stadium to a high school for $10.
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