News broke today that the Syracuse Orange and Pittsburgh Panthers are leaving the Big East for the ACC. This is a major coup for the ACC as they press towards the future with the addition of these two programs.
There are good and bad issues about the continuing college conference re-alignment. Many institutions are scrambling to save what remains of the once powerful Big 12, and now, the Big East. Some of the same institutions are trying to determine their own futures as well.
Many just look at one sport, but this is a great move on a couple fronts. While the move is good for football, this also is a great move in college basketball, as two major basketball programs are joining an already stellar lineup in the ACC.