Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Pittsburgh and Syracuse, two of the most prestigious members of the Big East Conference, are talking to the ACC about joining that conference, according to The New York Times.
The paper cited “a person with direct knowledge of the talks” as its source.
“I can’t comment on that,” Syracuse AD Daryl Gross told the paper. “Maybe that’s even too much to say.”
Amy Yakola, the ACC’s commissioner for public relations and marketing, told the Times: “We’ve been dealing with the fluidity of the conference landscape on multiple levels for a week, and at this point we wouldn’t be able to comment on speculation.”
Big East Commissioner John Marinatto declined comment to the Times, but Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim said: “I wouldn’t be surprised by anything, but I don’t know anything right now.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.