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ACC adds Pittsburgh, Syracuse from Big East

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Pittsburgh and Syracuse are headed to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The ACC announced Sunday that its council of presidents unanimously voted to accept the two schools from the Big East. The move increases the ACC's membership to 14 and sends the Big East scrambling to replace two of its cornerstone programs.

Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark Nordenberg says in a release that the school's leadership "could not envision a better conference home for Pitt."

The ACC says it extended invitations after the schools submitted letters of application to join the league. It is unclear when the move will take effect. The Big East's exit fee is $5 million, and schools wanting to leave must provide 27 months' notice.

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