Pitt, Syracuse Accepted Into ACC

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – After news broke on Saturday that Pitt had applied to join the Atlantic Coast Conference, a decision has been made.

According to a press release, the ACC Council of Presidents unanimously voted to accept Pitt as a new member of the conference.

Syracuse will also join Pitt to expand the ACC to a 14-team conference.

“The ACC is a strong united conference that is only going to get better with the addition of the University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse University,” said Duke University President Richard Broadhead, chair of the ACC Council of Presidents. “Both schools are committed to competing at the highest level of academics and athletics. We welcome them as full partners in the ACC.”

Pitt officials were excited by the news and the prospect of joining the ACC.

“This is an exciting day for the University of Pittsburgh. We have a long history of competing and collaborating with the distinguished universities that already are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and have enormous respect for both their academic strengths and their athletic accomplishments,” said University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg. “In looking to our own future, we could not envision a better conference home for Pitt and are grateful to the Council of Presidents for extending an invitation to join the ACC community.”

This move will be a full move, meaning that all of Pitt’s athletic teams will be competing in the ACC.

The timetable for the move is not known at the moment.

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  • http://nickp91.wordpress.com nickp91

    Went to bed Friday in the Big East and woke up Sunday in the ACC

  • Dan Rakow

    Now that Pittsburgh and Syracuse are now member of the ACC.
    The ACC Should go for a major overhaul for religinment.

    Atlantic Division:Pittsburgh,Syracuse,Boston College,Maryland,Virginia Tech,Virginina and Wake Forest

    Coastal Division:North Carolina,North Carolina State,Duke,Clemson,Georgia Tech,Florida State and Miami,FL

  • Fastwino

    Couldn’t be more disappointed. Would never trade the Big East basketball tournament in NYC for any affiliation with this group of overpriviledged fratertnity rape nests. Pitt fans have grown up hating these schools and now we are joining them? Pitt loses the little dignity it had.

    • CK1

      Nah, the Big East is dead and it was their own undoing. Missed the opportunity to expand and solidify the conference. Don’t want Pitt on the outside looking after all the conference re-allignment. ACC is a great fit, geographically, academically, and athletically. And BTW those Duke boys were proven innocent. UCONN and Rutgers are are next, and UCONN is the only Big East school that matters at this point. And as a Pitt fan, I don’t hate anyone, it’s only a game. My only hope as a fan is that Pitt can compete at the highest level. ACC is now the #1 BB conf and a solid #3 FB conf. Big East is now #4 BB conf and a glorified conference usa FB conf.

  • Slappy

    Please spare us the great fit “academically” talk. We all know it’s about TV and money. UConn has a major TV market with Rutgers too. Pitt would be out looking in. Big East had their chance. High Octane will look like the Silver Sneakers program at your local mall once Pitt plays the schools with real speed.

  • Jackie Evancho

    Maybe Dicckie V will spend some more time talking up Pitt instead of dook….. Well, maybe not.

  • matt

    pitt football will be outmatched big time once they get in the acc but recruiting talent pool should also get better for them. with tod grahm as coach they could be a power house again

  • Lace

    Wow Outstanding comments. I agree with that it’s all about money and Pitt doesn’t want to be either on the outside looking in or stuck in a nothing conference. Looking for possiblly WVU and UCon next. Great rivalries with Pitt, Duke, UNC VTech on the horizon.

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