For some reason, the ACC wanted to keep secret the 12 school representatives who made up its conference expansion committee. The Daily Press' David Teel has done something about that, revealing the 12 committee members.
University of Miami president Donna Shalala's name appears on the list, as do three other presidents. Four faculty representatives are named, three of them scientists (yes, Georgia Tech's rep is an engineering professor). The athletic directors included: Gene DeFilippo of the Boston College Eagles, Randy Spetman of the Florida St. Seminoles, Dick Baddour of the North Carolina Tar Heels and Kevin White of the Duke Blue Devils.
Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but the fact that there's only one truly football-first school represented among the committee's athletic director makeup seems interesting.
The additions of the Syracuse Orange and the Pittsburgh Panthers, the likely Connecticut Huskies welcoming and the potential Rutgers Scarlet Knights acquisition are all basketball-friendly moves. It's been reported that UConn has a number of supporters in the ACC, which would almost certainly mean basketball schools rather than football schools.
For more, stay tuned to this conference realignment StoryStream.