GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The
hallowed doors of the ACC are opening.
The Atlantic Coast Conference ended its six-week expansion saga Wednesday by formally inviting Miami and Virginia Tech to leave the Big East and join its league.
"These two institutions represent and share the values for which the ACC has long been known," said Clemson University President James F. Barker, head of the league's Council of Presidents. "We feel they will be a great addition to our family.''
WRAL.com - News - ACC Formally Extends Invitations To Miami, Virginia Tech
Less than 24 hours after
learning that the Atlantic Coast Conference was pursuing Virginia Tech and
Miami, Tech's governing board unanimously authorized president Charles M. Steger
to negotiate a deal that could make the Hokies members of the ACC.
Voting at a hastily called meeting in Roanoke, about 45 minutes from where a delegation of ACC officials was beginning a mandatory site visit on Tech's Blacksburg campus, the board gave Steger the authority to talk to ACC leaders about joining their league on "mutually agreeable terms" and to make the final decision on whether to go.
Steger said afterward that the ACC still has not formally invited Virginia Tech to join, but said, "If they extended an invitation, based upon the action of the board, we would be inclined to accept it contingent upon all the appropriate negotiations."
NBC 17 - Sports - Virginia Tech Board Unanimous In Support Of Move To ACC
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The
Atlantic Coast Conference ended its six-week expansion saga Wednesday by
inviting only Miami and Virginia Tech to leave the Big East and join its
league.These two institutions represent and share the values for which the ACC
has long been known,'' said Clemson University President James F. Barker, head
of the league's Council of Presidents. "We feel they will be a great addition to
ESPN.com: NCAA - Tech, Miami likely to accept
As bad as the news is (and it is bad) there is always a humorous side. Check this out. Boston College announced that they have broken off negotiations with the ACC
Boston College entered into
discussions with the Atlantic Coast Conference regarding conference expansion
because we felt it was in the best interest of our student-athletes and our
athletics program. Those discussions took place over the last few months in
accordance with ACC procedures and without any violation of our responsibilities
to the Big East membership.
Our discussions with the ACC were based on a conference expansion proposal that included Miami and Syracuse. Yesterday, in the eleventh hour, the ACC instead voted to invite Virginia Tech and Miami and to exclude Boston College and Syracuse. This unexpected vote has ended our discussions with the ACC.
Boston College "breaks off" negotiations with ACC
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