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ACC Council of Presidents sends statement of commitment

Posted December 6, 2012

Amid speculation of conference realignment and defections, the ACC's Council of Presidents sent a statement of commitment from 15 chancellors and presidents Thursday.

Maryland, who is leaving for the Big 10, was not included. Leaders from future members Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse were a part of the statement.

The statement reads:

“We, the undersigned presidents of the Atlantic Coast Conference, wish to express our commitment to preserve and protect the future of our outstanding league. We want to be clear that the speculation about ACC schools in negotiations or considering alternatives to the ACC are totally false. The presidents of the ACC are united in our commitment to a strong and enduring conference. The ACC has long been a leader in intercollegiate athletics, both academically and athletically, and the constitution of our existing and future member schools will maintain the ACC’s position as one of the nation’s premier conferences.”

Those that are noted on the commitment are:

Fr. William Leahy, Boston College
Mr. James Barker, Clemson University
Dr. Richard Brodhead, Duke University
Dr. Eric Barron, Florida State University
Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. James Ramsey, University of Louisville
Dr. Donna Shalala, University of Miami
Dr. Holden Thorp, University of North Carolina
Dr. Randy Woodson, North Carolina State University
Fr. John Jenkins, University of Notre Dame
Dr. Mark Nordenberg, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Nancy Cantor, Syracuse University
Dr. Teresa Sullivan, University of Virginia
Dr. Charles Steger, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Dr. Nathan Hatch, Wake Forest University
 

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  • Barely Dec 7, 10:25 a.m.

    "... until a better offer comes along."

    I can't wait to join the SEC and get out of the nosedive Swoffy Poo has put us in.

  • StunGunn Dec 7, 7:16 a.m.

    "I did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinski!"
    "We Back B"MF"D... View More

    — Posted by shakennotstirred

    The truck in on the road
    The check is in the mail
    I won't..........well, just ask Monica

  • StunGunn Dec 7, 7:15 a.m.

    Sooner or later the other conferences will fill up. Schools looking at the greener grass will... View More

    — Posted by dsalter

    Totally agree that the ACC will end up at 16 - they pretty much have to in order to keep up with the other "super" conferences.

  • dsalter Dec 7, 1:08 a.m.

    Sooner or later the other conferences will fill up. Schools looking at the greener grass will find no place to go. I think this is the final roundup for a while, but I do expect to see #16 be added to the ACC. Like Navy perhaps? Before you go negative go figure....it's the only school of any size left in the D.C. market and it has one heck of a following all over the nation.

  • shakennotstirred Dec 6, 9:48 p.m.

    "I did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinski!"
    "We Back B"MF"D 100% and he'll be our coach for many years to come"
    "We didn't practice punting the ball out of bounds, so we decided to punt it straight to Gio."

    Anymore smelly ones?

  • early exit Roy Dec 6, 9:37 p.m.

    Elmer J Fudd NC State University

    — Posted by SportznutV2.0

    Gomer Pyle, unc.

  • early exit Roy Dec 6, 9:35 p.m.

    This is all BS. What do you think the Presidents are going to say? Within 12-18 months I predict NCSU, UNC, Clemson, Fl. State, Va Tech and Virginia all will be gone. UNC will go to Big 10 (16) so they will have cover from the Big 10 Commissioner, who is a UNC graduate. They are always looking for someone to cover their wrong doings.

  • StunGunn Dec 6, 9:18 p.m.

    It's all well and good that the Presidents declared their undying loyalty to the ACC, but like other said, it doesn't mean anything.

  • StunGunn Dec 6, 9:15 p.m.

    Well, isn't that nice, the illusion of solidarity. I don't buy it, you don't buy it, and even... View More

    .....and slim just left town.

  • cjw6105 Dec 6, 8:33 p.m.

    Flagships do sink.

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