Under the cover of college football Saturday, the ACC reportedly approved Syracuse and Pitt as its newest members. Rumors of the Orangemen and Panthers' possible exodus from the Big East emerged on Saturday morning, and now it's looking likely that the ACC announces the two as new members on Sunday.
The report comes from Kelly Whiteside of the USA Today and includes the timing of a possible announcement, which may come sooner rather than later.
The presidents of the Atlantic Coast Conference voted Saturday morning to accept Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the league, according to an official in the ACC. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the league has not announced the move.
The ACC has scheduled a news media teleconference Sunday at 9:30 a.m., ET ostensibly to discuss the expansion, but no details were given.
So as everyone was watching Texas A&M's attempts to join the SEC and Oklahoma's rumored flirtation with the Pac-12, the ACC was busy swooping in and pillaging the Big East. Expansion is an absolutely ruthless game, and no conference is safe.
So what's next? Nobody has a clue. The Big East is down to seven football schools -- including TCU, who is set to join a conference that may resemble a barren wasteland -- and may be dead before the end of the month. The Big 12 is still clinging to life and may still lose members. And right now, it looks like the entire college landscape may be changing in front of our eyes.
We'll be back on realignment when more becomes available because it's clearly the most important thing going right now. Not like there's actual, on-field action going on or anything.