After being in Dallas all week, and getting home late last evening, I woke up to this news with great pleasure. Not only has the ACC locked up a solid two sport university in Pitt, but they added a top 10 basketball program in Syracuse, with a coach who has a history of disliking the ACC. And they did it in silence. There were no weeks of speculation about who the ACC was going to nab, other than the Texas chatter, which is not coming from the ACC as far as I can tell. At the same time, the ACC unanimously voted to increase the buyout to leave the conference by $6mil – $8mil by setting it at $20mil across the board. That is some serious solidarity right there.
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