The invitation to Virginia Tech is subject to final completion of the conference by-law requirements, which is currently underway. Miami completed its by-law requirements earlier.
"Our member institutions reached agreement to officially offer membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference to the University of
Miami and Virginia Tech," said Barker. "These two institutions represent and share the values for which the ACC has long been known. We feel they will be a great addition to our family."
"Through the ACC's first 50 years, the conference has earned a reputation for excellence in both academics and athletics.
As we look to the future, we are confident that our schools, coaches and student-athletes will maintain that heritage."
The ACC Media Relations Office will issue a media advisory at the appropriate time in regards to any press conference addressing conference expansion.
ACC Extends Formal Invitations
CUTigers.com Top Stories
Clemson Basketball Media DayWatch Head Coach Brad Brownell and his assistant coaches discuss the upcoming basketball season at Clemson Media Day!
CUTigers.comYesterday at 1:30 PM
PHOTO GALLERY: #3 Clemson vs NC StateEnjoy these images from Clemson's thrilling overtime victory versus NC State in Death Valley, courtesy of CUTigers Photographer John Bolton!
CUTigers.comYesterday at 11:12 AM
College coaches who could get hired awayWhy these highly sought college football coaches would leave (and why they could stay)
ScoutYesterday at 10:00 AM
TOP PLAYS: NC State vs. ClemsonHere's a look back at some of NC State's top plays against Clemson, and the highlights are courtesy of ABC. The first video is a collection of all the highlights and below it are…
Pack PrideWednesday at 8:28 AM
Top 5 Football Team Entrances in the ACCFrom the Ramblin' Wreck leading the Yellow Jackets onto the field to running down the Hill at Death Valley, the ACC can boast some of the best football team entrances in the…
Scout CFBTuesday at 11:41 AM