Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
!!FLASH!! Boston College to ACC
Author Message
georgia_tech_swagger Offline
Res publica non dominetur
*

Posts: 36,554
Joined: Feb 2002
Reputation: 655
I Root For: GT, USC Upstate
Location: Upstate, SC

SkunkworksFolding@NCAAbbsNCAAbbs LUGCrappies
Post: #1
 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

October 11, 2003
Boston College to Join A.C.C.
By THE NEW YORK TIMES

Boston College will agree to leave the Big East Conference to become the 12th member of the Atlantic Coast Conference when an official invitation is offered tomorrow, an A.C.C. university official said yesterday.

The presidents of the 11 A.C.C. universities will hold a conference call tomorrow to vote, and Boston College is expected to be overwhelmingly approved. Boston College will immediately accept, the university official said.

In June, Miami and Virginia Tech announced that they would leave the Big East for the A.C.C. starting next season. With the addition of Boston College, the A.C.C. will be in position to hold a football championship game worth an additional $10 million.

Spokesmen for Boston College and the Big East declined to comment. A.C.C. officials could not be reached for comment.

The defection of Boston College would leave the Big East severely weakened and set the stage for more conference jumping. The Big East is pursuing four colleges from Conference USA, university officials from both conferences said.

Louisville and Cincinnati have improving football programs to go with established basketball programs. They would join Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Syracuse, Connecticut and Rutgers in a Big East football division (Temple has been voted out after 2004). Conference USA's Marquette and DePaul, which do not play football but have excellent basketball reputations, are being courted to join the Big East's nonfootball sports.



Copyright 2003 The New York Times Company | Home | Privacy Policy | Search | Corrections | Help | Back to Top
10-11-2003 12:18 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

Laettners Legacy Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,854
Joined: Oct 2002
Reputation: 21
I Root For: Duke Blue Devil
Location:
Post: #2
 
is this as accurate as 2 weeks ago when an ACC offical said Notre Dame was comin over?
10-11-2003 07:28 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Laettners Legacy Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,854
Joined: Oct 2002
Reputation: 21
I Root For: Duke Blue Devil
Location:
Post: #3
 
<a href='http://espn.go.com/ncaa/news/2003/1012/1636467.html' target='_blank'>http://espn.go.com/ncaa/news/2003/1012/1636467.html</a>

Sunday, October 12

Sunday vote favors Eagles' inclusion

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Associated Press


RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference's presidents and chancellors voted Sunday to invite Boston College to join the league as its 12th member.


If the school accepts, the ACC would have enough members to stage a lucrative league championship football game.


"Now that the vote has been taken, we look forward to a strong academic partnership and collaboration should Boston College accept," North Carolina State chancellor Marye Anne Fox told The Associated Press on Sunday.


Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo would only say Sunday morning that he had ``no confirmation'' of the offer.


An ACC spokesman declined comment except to say the league planned a news conference later Sunday.


Miami and Virginia Tech were added to the nine-team conference in June and will begin play in 2004.


Boston College and Syracuse were the Big East schools in the ACC's original expansion plans, but were voted down in favor of adding the Hurricanes and Hokies. Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State voted against adding Boston College.


ACC bylaws require campus visits of each school being considered for prospective membership. That requirement was satisfied before ACC presidents initially rejected Boston College for membership in June.


At least seven of the ACC's nine member schools had to approve offering membership to Boston College. It was not immediately known Sunday how many voted in favor of expansion.


The other members of the ACC are Virginia, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Wake Forest and Clemson.
10-12-2003 11:43 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2014 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2014 MyBB Group.