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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