Pittsburgh leaves Big East

Notre Dame will face off against Pitt this Saturday. This is usually their one annual game against a Big East opponent. However, news broke out yesterday that they were heading out from the Big East, heading towards the ACC.

Pitt isn’t the only team to make the switch, Syracuse is heading out the door as well. Now, the ACC will have 14 teams.

“We’re very comfortable with this 14,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said. “The only thing I would add to that is we are not philosophically opposed to 16. But for now we’re very pleased with this 14. We think it’s an excellent group.”

Rumors have been that Rutgers, Texas, and even Texas Tech were debating to join the ACC as well. This will certainly expand the ACC and leave the Big 12 in a major whole, if there will even be a Big 12 left. Aren’t you glad that Notre Dame doesn’t have to worry about any of these changes? This is one of many benefits of being an Independent program.

What do you think about this change? Will it affect Pitt in a positive or negative way?

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