April 16, 2013 - 12:59am
Junior transfer linebackers Josh Kirkland and Luke Arciniega look forward to the challenges of playing football at Division 1 level.

For many collegiate football players, the path to playing for a major program is simple. The most talented prospects are courted by scouts and coaches years ahead of their enrollment dates. Some have literally dozens of scholarship offers by the time they are seniors in high school, and they can pick a school based on their dreams of gridiron stardom. For these athletes, the opportunities seemingly present themselves.

September 18, 2011 - 2:29pm
It's official, the Atlantic Coast Conference officially accepted the applications Syracuse University and the University of Pittsburgh Sunday morning.

The Atlantic Coast Conference confirmed during a teleconference Sunday what everyone in the country already assumed, Syracuse and Pittsburgh are joining the conference. The most telling note to take away from the announcement, though, is that the ACC and both schools said they intend to honor their contractual commitments to the Big East Conference, which include staying in the conference 27 months after notifying the league of a move.

September 18, 2011 - 12:30am
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced a Sunday morning teleconference in what many believe will be the official acceptance of Syracuse and Pittsburgh into the conference.

Absolutely stunning. This time yesterday, Syracuse and Pittsburgh were full-fledged members of the Big East Conference. Now? That's debatable. 

Pete Thamel first reported around midnight Friday the two schools were in talks with the Atlantic Coast Conference.

In the past 24 hours since his first report, we have learned the following:

September 17, 2011 - 12:09am
The New York Times reports the two Big East schools have talked about leaving for the ACC.

Syracuse became one of the seven founding members of the Big East Conference in 1979. Three years later, the University of Pittsburgh joined to become the ninth team in the conference. Both schools, though, are currently in talks with the Atlantic Coast Conference, Pete Thamel of the New York Times reports.

January 22, 2010 - 1:29am
This is the second edition of “Friday Five,” a weekly column with analysis and insight on the Orange, the Big East and the rest of college basketball.

The local basketball team found stability amongst the instable, the smart kids are winning and Halftime Snack is back with more predictions.

The starting five: