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ACC Expansion: UConn Wants To Join Syracuse and Pittsburgh In ACC, According To Report

It has been a wild and wacky weekend in college sports, as realignment fever has swept the nation. Fresh off of news Syracuse and Pittsburgh would be exiting the Big East and joining the ACC comes a report that the University of Connecticut understandably does not want to be left out of this realignment party. Via intrepid reporter Andy Katz:

UConn president Susan Herbst is aggressively pursuing membership in the ACC to become the 15th or 16th member institution in the conference, according to a source with direct knowledge of UConn's situation.

Herbst is obviously hoping ACC Commish John Swafford would like to bump his now-14 team conference to a 16 team superconference, with UConn and another conference defector being the final two pieces to the ACC realignment puzzle. The problem for UConn, and Herbst must know this, is that Boston College most certainly does not want the Huskies joining the ACC and will most likely do whatever it takes to block UConn's inclusion.

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