ACC Expansion: Syracuse, Pittsburgh Officially Announced As New League Members

It's now official: Syracuse and Pittsburgh will both leave the Big East and join the Atlantic Coast Conference. ACC commissioner John Swofford announced the news on a telephone conference early Sunday morning, saying the vote was unanimous among the existing ACC schools.

The rest of the call was fairly non-dramatic, except for two potential things. One is that Swofford said there's a chance the ACC basketball tournament would occasionally move to Madison Square Garden, which is where the Big East tournament currently takes place. If that happens, it would be a major blow to the Big East, which already suffered through a major blow by losing Pittsburgh and Syracuse.

In addition, Swofford made it seem like Texas was not coming either, saying the current ACC's system of sharing TV revenue is "sacred." That would ostensibly rule out Texas and the Longhorn Network.

For more on ACC expansion, visit this StoryStream. For more reaction, visit SB Nation Pittsburgh, SB Nation New York, Cardiac Hill and Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician.

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