Nearly two months after
Miami essentially engineered the ACC's pursuit of expansion, and one day after
the ACC officially invited Miami to leave the Big East and join its ranks,
school president Donna Shalala said she didn't know if Miami should
Miami may balk at ACC invite
University of Miami
officials have long cast a wandering eye toward the Atlantic Coast Conference
despite being a member school of the Big East since 1991. This time, ACC
officials have winked back. Depending on who you talk to, this is the second or
third dalliance the ACC and Miami have had. A little more than 48 hours from
now, the Hurricanes will decide whether to dance, and they aren't sure they're
ready to waltz out on the Big East.
Miami grappling with expansion dilemma - Courier News
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Tech received a formal invitation to join
the Atlantic Coast Conference on Friday and will accept, university president
Charles M. Steger wrote in an open letter to alumni. Calling the ACC "an
organization of some of the nations most prestigious universities," Steger
explained Tech's position throughout the ACC's six-week expansion process many
have likened to a soap opera.
Virginia Tech president says Hokies are definitely headed to ACC - Courier News
Big East Commissioner Mike
Tranghese and ACC counterpart John Swofford are scheduled to meet Monday night
in Chicago with commissioners from the other Bowl Championship Series
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Virginia Tech received a
formal invitation to join the Atlantic Coast Conference yesterday and will
accept, university president Charles M. Steger wrote in an open letter to
Calling the ACC "an organization of some of the nations most prestigious universities," Steger explained Tech's position throughout the ACC's six-week expansion process many have likened to a soap opera.
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (KRT) - Virginia Tech received a formal offer of membership from the Atlantic Coast Conference on Friday and will accept it, according to a three-page open letter from Tech president Charles Steger that defended and explained his university's actions throughout the expansion process.
Monterey County Herald | 06/28/2003 | College president defends decision
As much of intercollegiate
athletics awaits the University of Miami's decision Monday on whether to remain
in the Big East or accept the Atlantic Coast Conference's invitation to join its
ranks, Big East officials continued yesterday to meet with Miami officials in an
attempt to ensure the former scenario. Meanwhile, it appears Virginia Tech has
decided not to await Miami's decision and will accept the ACC's
Boston Globe Online / Sports / Miami mulling offers, but Va. Tech to leave
MIAMI - The Big East
made a last-ditch effort Friday but has yet to make a final proposal to Miami,
which will make a decision Monday on whether to stay in the Big East or jump to
the ACC. Miami President Donna Shalala and athletics director Paul Dee spent
Friday on the phone with representatives from both conferences, but as of late
Friday Miami was still waiting for a final counterproposal from the Big
RALEIGH - As the ACC
pursues Virginia Tech and Miami in its plan to expand, East Carolina Chancellor
William V. Muse says the league should look closer to home.The ACC is awaiting
word from Miami and Virginia Tech on whether they'll accept invitations to join
the league, which has nine members. If they both say yes, that would give the
conference 11 schools -- one short of the number needed to hold a conference
football title game.
It was planned as a surgical strike. It has been carried out with all of the precision of a Three Stooges pie fight.
The Atlantic Coast Conference's attempted raid on the Big East's foremost football factories has been conducted with comical clumsiness. Expansion overtures made initially to Boston College, Miami and Syracuse have been embraced, excoriated, threatened, reconsidered, reneged, revised and are now being re-examined.
Miami President Donna Shalala promises to deliver her answer on Monday, but the question she's deliberating has mutated from a marriage of clear-cut convenience into a blind date of dubious desirability.
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