It's Official: Big East Conference Likely Done After Pitt, Syracuse Leave for ACC

It's Official: Big East Conference Likely Done After Pitt, Syracuse Leave for ACC

Just a day after it was announced that Pittsburgh and Syracuse had applied for membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the two schools were officially accepted into the ACC today, effectively splintering the Big East conference. The loss of two of the conference's flagship institutions (not to mention schools that actually field competitive teams in college sport's two biggest games, football and basketball) throws the future of the proud basketball conference into serious doubt. The ACC now has 14 teams, and would surely like two more to form a "super" conference. UConn, Rutgers, and West Virginia would seem like logical targets since they all have solid football and basketball programs. College sport's imitation of the middle school lunch table game of Who's in the Cool Club Today? continues...

Tags: college-basketball, college-football, syracuse, pittsburgh
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