2/3/2012 11:19:45 AM
Syracuse and Pittsburgh were announced as new members in September, giving the
ACC 14 members. There is no exact timetable for when the two schools will
begin play, as the Big East has enforced a 27-month notice of departure.
In football, Syracuse will join the Atlantic Division and Pittsburgh will
participate in the Coastal Division. The two schools will play each other
every year as crossover partners.
The ACC will play a nine-game schedule once the two schools officially join
the league. Each team will play all six in its division every year, plus its
primary crossover partner every year and two rotating opponents from the
An 18-game schedule will take place in men's and women's basketball. Each team
will have one primary partner that will play twice every year.
Syracuse's primary partner in basketball will be Boston College, a former Big
East member, while Pittsburgh will face Maryland. The other primary
partnerships will be Duke-North Carolina, Clemson-Georgia Tech, Miami-Florida
State, Wake Forest-North Carolina State and Virginia-Virginia Tech.