Duke

Duke coaches on ACC expansion

Posted September 18, 2011
Updated January 11, 2013

On the heels of the ACC's announcement that it is expanding to 14 teams by bringing in the University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse University one group of ACC coaches seem to be very pleased with the additions.

Head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, head football coach David Cutcliffe and women's basketball coach Joanne McCallie all praised ACC Commissioner John  Swofford  on the move, while complementing the two newest additions to the ACC.

"I am so proud of John Swofford and the leadership of the Atlantic Coast Conference being proactive at a time of tremendous change in intercollegiate athletics," Krzyzewski said. "For us to have such strong leadership in place within our conference is magnificent. The addition of two prestigious academic institutions such as the University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse University, coupled with their great tradition in athletics, is a real coup for the ACC."

McCallie echoed Krzyzewski's comments.

“We are thrilled with the direction our conference leadership has taken regarding expansion," McCallie said. "The ACC got stronger -- both academically and athletically -- with the addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse. Given the prominence of both universities, they will be welcomed additions to our league.”

Cutcliffe spoke along the same lines as his fellow coaches, but made sure to mention how much deeper the league has now become.

"One thing that never wavered during this process was the confidence we had in the leadership at both the conference level with Commissioner Swofford and the institutional level with Dr. Brodhead and Kevin White," Cutcliffe said. "Strengthening the foundation of our league has been a priority, and we've accomplished that goal. The University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse University have tremendous traditions in both academics and athletics, and we are proud to have both schools join the ACC."

 

 

 

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
TV
  • NBC Sports Special: Beverly Hills Dog Show

    Today at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL Playoffs: Teams TBD

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Premier League Soccer: Crystal Palace vs. Burnley

    Saturday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL Playoffs: Teams TBD

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL Playoffs: Teams TBD

    Saturday at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

Minor League Baseball
International League
Norfolk 10:05 PT11:05 MT12:05 CT1:05 ET11:05 MT1:05 ET6:05 GMT2:05 北京时间
Syracuse 
Columbus 10:05 PT11:05 MT12:05 CT1:05 ET11:05 MT1:05 ET6:05 GMT2:05 北京时间
Buffalo 
Pawtucket 10:05 PT11:05 MT12:05 CT1:05 ET11:05 MT1:05 ET6:05 GMT2:05 北京时间
Gwinnett 
Toledo 10:35 PT11:35 MT12:35 CT1:35 ET11:35 MT1:35 ET6:35 GMT2:35 北京时间
Lehigh Valley 
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 10:35 PT11:35 MT12:35 CT1:35 ET11:35 MT1:35 ET6:35 GMT2:35 北京时间
Indianapolis 
Rochester 11:05 PT12:05 MT1:05 CT2:05 ET12:05 MT2:05 ET7:05 GMT3:05 北京时间
Charlotte 
Durham 11:05 PT12:05 MT1:05 CT2:05 ET12:05 MT2:05 ET7:05 GMT3:05 北京时间
Louisville 
Texas Open (PGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1K. Chappell-818
2tB. Grace-718
2tJ. Huh-718
4tR. Palmer-618
4tM. Laird-618
4tC. Pettersson-618
4tK. Tway-618
4tC. Smith-618
4tB. Cauley-618
4tT. Finau-618
View Full Leaderboard
 
LOTTE Champ (LPGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1C. Kerr-20F
2tI. Chun-17F
2tS. Jang-17F
2tL. Ko-17F
5A. Sharp-16F
6S. Ryu-15F
7tA. Jutanugarn-14F
7tS. Lewis-14F
9tC. Clanton-13F
9tD. Kang-13F
View Full Leaderboard
 
Shenzhen Intl (EURO)
PosNameScoreThru
1B. Wiesberger - z-16F
2T. Fleetwood - y-16F
3tG. Bourdy-15F
3tR. Fisher-15F
5tD. Frittelli-14F
5tD. Lipsky-14F
5tF. Zanotti-14F
8tT. Jaidee-13F
8tA. Levy-13F
8tT. Olesen-13F
View Full Leaderboard
z = Won in Playoff   y = Lost in Playoff
 
Legends of Golf (CHMP)
PosNameScoreThru
1F. Funk-1018
1J. Sluman-1018
2tF. Couples-618
2tJ. Haas-618
2tD. Love III-618
2tS. Verplank-618
4tB. Andrade-518
4tO. Browne-518
4tB. Crenshaw-518
4tJ. Durant-518
View Full Leaderboard
 
ATP Scoreboard
Sunday, Apr. 23
Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters (ATP)
Final
(4) R. Nadal 
(15) A. Ramos-Vino