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Breaking News: ACC Adding Big East's Syracuse, Pitt

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It's a done deal.  The ACC has accepted the applications for Syracuse and Pittsburgh.  More information will be available after a 9:30 AM conference call between the ACC and the media.  See below for recent quotes from ACC officials. 

Duke President Richard Broadhead:

"The ACC is a strong, united conference that is only going to get better with the addition of the University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse University.  Both schools are committed to competing at the highest level of academics and athletics. We welcome them as full partners in the ACC."

ACC Commissioner John Swofford:

"The ACC has enjoyed a rich tradition by balancing academics and athletics and the addition of Pitt and Syracuse further strengthens the ACC culture in this regard.  Pittsburgh and Syracuse also serve to enhance the ACC's reach into the states of New York and Pennsylvania and geographically bridges our footprint between Maryland and Massachusetts. With the addition of Pitt and Syracuse, the ACC will cover virtually the entire Eastern Seaboard of the United States."


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