Don’t Look For Pittsburgh, Syracuse on ACC Schedules Next Year
The Atlantic Coast Conference evidently doesn't want to rock the boat.
The Conference announced midway through 2011 that Pittsburgh and Syracuse would be leaving the Big East conference for the ACC. But Big East by-laws say a school must give 27 months notice before leaving, which raised the question as to exactly when the two schools would start competing in their new league.
Although the league has said it is willing to work with the Big East to come to an amiable solution, the ACC has not hired any attorneys, nor have the two schools in question. The new schedules for 2012 football are expected to be released in the next couple of weeks and Pitt and Syracuse aren't expected to be a part of them.
Big East officials have been adamant in saying the 27-month notice will not be waived, which could cause some problems for West Virginia and the Big 12 conference. The Mountaineers have repeatedly said they plan to be in their new league next season. The school and the Big East have filed competing lawsuits in regard to West Virginia's exit.
A status conference update is scheduled for Feb. 9th.