In a move designed to make the ACC still “North Carolina centered” with the recent additions of Syracuse, Louisville, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh, the ACC has decided to add a fifth school from the state of North Carolina.
East Carolina University will join the ACC as its 16th member. With some help from the North Carolina Legislature, the move will be expedited and the Pirates will begin ACC play starting next fall.
The Pirates recently announced they would be joining the Big East, which will no longer be called The Big East. The conference to be named later is pretty much the equivalent of N’Sync without Justin Timberlake or Wham without George Michael.