Absolutely stunning. This time yesterday, Syracuse and Pittsburgh were full-fledged members of the Big East Conference. Now? That's debatable.
Pete Thamel first reported around midnight Friday the two schools were in talks with the Atlantic Coast Conference.
In the past 24 hours since his first report, we have learned the following:
1. Both schools already submitted application letters to join the ACC. Multiple schools talked to the ACC, but only Pitt and SU submitted applications. - Gary Parrish, CBSSports.com.
2. John Marinatto, commissioner of the Big East Conference, admitted he had no clue the schools were planning a move.
3. The president of Florida State University confirmed both applied for admission into the conference. - Aaron Beard, Associated Press.
4. The ACC voted Saturday morning to admit Pitt and SU. - Kelly Whiteside, USA Today.
5. The ACC has now announced a 9:30 a.m. teleconference for Sunday in what many assume will be the official announcement.
Some logistics to note, a school needs to provide a 27-month warning and pay a $5 million exit fee before leaving the Big East Conference.
Oh, and by the way, Syracuse lost to Southern Cal tonight, 38-17.
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