Report: Syracuse, Pittsburgh apply to ACC
The Atlantic Coast Conference has received application letters from Big East universities Syracuse and Pittsburgh, the New York Times reported.
The newspaper cited an undisclosed source with direct knowledge of the talks.
Syracuse is a founding member of the Big East, while Pittsburgh joined the conference in 1982.
Should such a move come to fruition, the Panthers and Orange would become the fourth and fifth schools to exit the Big East in favor of the ACC over the last few years.
Miami and Virginia Tech joined the conference in 2004, with Boston College bolting to the ACC the following year.
ACC presidents voted unanimously to increase the buyout for schools to leave the conference from $10-13 million to $20 million, a source told ESPN.