The ACC is seriously considering adding Stanford, Cal and SMU, a source briefed on the discussions confirmed Wednesday. ESPN first reported the news. Here’s what you need to know:
- A group of ACC presidents met Wednesday morning to discuss finances, the source said. More meetings, including between athletic directors, are expected to occur this week.
- The ACC had a number of meetings earlier this month to discuss expansion and sift through the financial details that could make it possible but did not conduct a formal vote amid pushback from within the league.
- The conference would need 12 of 15 member schools to vote “yes” in order to add any new members. Florida State, Clemson, North Carolina and NC State opposed the additions of Cal and Stanford, as of the last discussions.
Source confirms to @TheAthletic that the ACC is (again) seriously considering adding Stanford, Cal and SMU. A group of ACC presidents met Wednesday morning to discuss finances, as ESPN first reported. More meetings, including ADs, are expected to occur this week.
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) August 23, 2023
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