"I welcome Miami and Virginia Tech into the ACC. Despite the concerns I have expressed about expansion, we at Carolina are committed to making it work. The strengths of this conference have always been its wonderful culture and great collegial relationships among member institutions, and I am confident those strengths will continue as we move forward."
Dick Baddour :
"It's been a long process. North Carolina has from the beginning understood the Atlantic Coast Conference is special and great care should be taken when making major changes in its membership. We had concerns how expansion would impact our 28-sport program and its student-athletes. Now that the process has come to an end, we will do our part to make certain the ACC remains a special conference and we are confident that goal will be met. We welcome Miami and Virginia Tech into the league and look forward to working with and competing against them."