ACC has the votes for Expansion

Now things are getting really interesting for the Big East and Rutgers

We've been watching this dance for years, waiting and wondering when Miami would make a run at joining the Atlantic Coast Conference. Now that significant discussions are under way, we must consider the ramifications. The fallout, though, would have nothing to do with the Hurricanes or the ACC. It would have everything to do with Notre Dame, and eventually, the face of the BCS.
A Golden (Dome) opportunity is waiting

The Atlantic Coast Conference took a step toward expansion Tuesday, the presidents of its nine member schools voting to add three new members.
They want Miami (Fla.). But they're divided on the two schools to bring with the football powerhouse, according to a person familiar with the discussions, leaving all of college athletics waiting to see whether — or to what degree — its landscape will change.
ACC votes to add three schools

Atlantic Coast Conference presidents voted to expand Tuesday, setting the stage to invite Miami and two other schools to join their nine-team league, two sources familiar with the discussions told the Associated Press.
Miami will get an invitation soon. If the Hurricanes and two other teams from the Big East accept, it could drastically alter the landscape of college sports.
ACC votes to expand

Miami got the initial go-ahead to join the Atlantic Coast Conference when presidents of the ACC's nine member schools voted Tuesday to expand the conference to 12, USA Today and the Charlotte Observer reported.
Miami is expected to be joined by Syracuse and either Boston College or Virginia Tech on the new ACC landscape.
The presidents are divided on the two schools to accompany football power Miami, a person familiar with the discussions told USA Today, although Syracuse has been thought to be a crucial component of expansion.
ACC presidents split on two new additions

Following weeks of speculations, ACC presidents formally voted Tuesday during league meetings at Amelia Island, Fla., to expand to 12 teams, the Charlotte Observer reported on its Web site.
No formal invitations have been extended yet, but it's widely believed the new members will be Miami, Syracuse and either Boston College or Virginia Tech.
Expansion is here

ACC presidents voted Tuesday to expand to 12 teams, and while no formal invitiations have been extended yet, the new members were expected to be Miami, Syracuse and either Boston College or Virginia Tech.
John Thrasher, chairman of the Florida State University board of trustees, said the vote was 7-2, with Duke and North Carolina in opposition and Virginia in support, but requesting Virginia Tech instead of Boston College.
ACC votes to expand to 12 teams

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