At this time next year, the Atlantic Coast Conference will have 13 member schools.
Syracuse University and the Big East Conference reached an agreement Monday that brings the Orange to the ACC earlier than expected.
Syracuse announced its intentions to leave the Big East in the fall, but under conference bylaws, the school needed to serve a 27-month exit period.
With the new agreement, the Orange can leave July 1, 2013 and must pay a $7.5 million exit fee.
Pittsburgh agreed to remain in the Big East until July 1, 2014, but Pitt is hoping to depart for the ACC sooner, maybe by the fall of next year.
When the Panthers ultimately join the conference, the ACC will go to a nine-game conference schedule in football, and all 14 schools will play in the men's and women's conference basketball tournaments.
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The 2013 Albemarle Basketball team's leading scorers are Freshmen. Jake Hahn is averaging 13 points per game while Austin Katstra is averaging a whopping 17. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that they're bothFull Story
The 2013 Albemarle Basketball team's leading scorers are Freshman. Jake Hahn is averaging 13 points per game while Austin Katstra is averaging a whopping 17.Full Story
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:13 PM EST2013-12-11 01:13:23 GMT
The Wake Forest football program has a new head coach and he has ties to the Commonwealth. Wake officially introduced Dave Clawson as its new head coach Tuesday December 10, 2013. Clawson led BowlingFull Story
Clawson led Bowling Green to a 10-3 record this season and a Mid-American Conference Championship. He was the head coach at Richmond from 2004-2007 and replaces UVa alum Jim Grobe at Wake who resigned after 13 years last week.Full Story
Tuesday, December 10 2013 5:43 PM EST2013-12-10 22:43:27 GMT
In the 88th minute of the ACC Men's soccer final, Maryland's Patrick Mullins drilled a low hard cross that ricocheted off Virginia's Kevin McBride and into the net, securing Maryland's 1-0 ACC ChampionshipFull Story
In the 88th minute of the ACC Men's soccer final, Maryland's Patrick Mullins drilled a low hard cross that ricocheted off Virginia's Kevin McBride and into the net, securing Maryland's 1-0 ACC Championship win over the Cavaliers.Full Story
Monday, December 9 2013 7:23 PM EST2013-12-10 00:23:19 GMT
Virginia Tech men's basketball senior forward Jarell Eddie has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week. The 6-foot-7 Hokie led Tech to two wins this week, including theirFull Story
The 6-foot-7 Hokie led Tech to two wins this week, including their 61-60 overtime road victory over Miami, the defending ACC Champion. Eddie had a game-high 24 points and added 7 rebounds. Full Story
Sunday, December 8 2013 2:59 PM EST2013-12-08 19:59:33 GMT
The Virginia men's soccer team didn't clinch their trip to the College Cup off just any goal - they did so off a half bicycle kick from the foot of Jordan Allen. Allen said, "it's kind of an instinctualFull Story
Virginia has won the national championship six times in program history, with the most recent in 2009. The Cavaliers will face Maryland in the NCAA Semifinals and this will be a rematch that brings back bad memories as the Terps barely edged UVA 1-0 in the ACC championship.Full Story