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Tuesday / May 28.
  • ACC Adds Stanford, Cal And SMU, Further Gutting The Pac-12

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    The Atlantic Coast Conference is officially extending to the Pacific Ocean.

    The ACC Board of Directors voted Friday to formally admit the University of California, Berkeley (Cal), Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Stanford University, bringing the league to 18 members. Cal, SMU and Stanford will join the ACC as full members with full voting participation effective on July 1, 2024 for SMU and on August 2, 2024 for former Pac-12 members Stanford and Cal. The decision followed the submission of letters of application from all three institutions.

    With the departure of Cal and Stanford, the once proud Pac-12 now has just two remaining teams in Oregon State and Washington State.

    “This is a significant day for the ACC as we welcome Cal, SMU and Stanford to this incredible conference,” said University of Virginia President James E. Ryan, chair of the ACC Board of Directors. “This expansion will enhance and strengthen the league now and in the future. We greatly appreciate the tireless efforts of Commissioner Jim Phillips throughout this entire process, especially his focus on minimizing travel burdens for student-athletes, and we are excited about the ACC’s collective future.”

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    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.

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