That's the link taking you to the whole story on ESPN... Where they get paid to write less awesome stuff then our writers put out... And our writers put out!
My opinion of Syracuse and Pitt going to the ACC??? From a competition point of view, it's a smart move. Syracuse has already proven it can hang against ACC teams. Now it's another level of opponents for them to battle with each season.
Downfall? Bad idea? Devils Advocate?
Sure, they now have to battle Duke, UNC, Maryland, Miami, and other teams that have 'been there, done that'... The ACC tournament is a gauntlet of tough teams leading up to the NCAA tournament. The good part of the BigEast is that the BET was finished on Saturday night. The ACC tourney goes into Sunday afternoon and most brackets are waiting for them to finish to see who is selected from the ACC to fill out the pool of 68.
The Orange is going to have to pull out some serious sac when they step on the field with the likes of Maryland, FSU, GeorgiaTech, and other ACC powerhouse teams. They will be going from 'climbing their way up' in the BigEast to being a lower-tier team in a strong conference. The MiamiU and BostonCollege rivalries will be renewed and definitely add to the highlights of the season.
I do believe if this does take place it will be effective next seasons, as the article does not state specifically when the 'move' will take place.
Be safe, stay warm.