SU and Pitt rumored to be in talks with the ACC

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. Losing SU and Pitt would significantly damage the Big East. Neither school has offered a comment at this time. 

SU nearly joined the ACC in 2003 along with Boston College and Miami, but a push by the Virginia legislature led the conference to invite Virginia Tech as the final expansion team instead of Syracuse. 

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