ACC Votes To Invite Boston College

The ACC voted today to invite Boston College as the 12th member of their league.

No official comment was made on the reported invitation by Boston College officials or the conference, but at least one ACC school leader was quoted as sying the invitation has been made.

The move will likely cause the addition of Boston College to the lawsuit by remaining Big East schools against the ACC. Although part of that suit was dismissed by a Connecticut judge last week for reasons of improper venue, the suit will proceed forward and perhaps be refiled in another state.

In a statement concerning that court action, the lead council for the Big East schools, along with Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, said the following.

"Today's decision means that our lawsuit against Miami will continue. We have always believed in the strength of our case, and we now intend to pursue that case vigorously in the Connecticut courts against Miami. We have great confidence that, when all the facts are known, we will prevail and that the court will act to help repair the great damage done to the Big East.

"We will also pursue our case against the ACC by asserting our claims in a separate court. The ACC can run, but it can't hide from the facts.

"Today's decision is especially timely. The ACC apparently remains determined at all costs to destroy the Big East football conference. The ACC's reckless and indefensible conduct in renewing their pursuit of BC confirms beyond any possible doubt the ACC's predatory intent to eliminate a competitor for television and BCS revenue."

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