Pittsburgh Joins Syracuse In Reaching Agreement With Big East To Join ACC In 2013

Both Pittsburgh and Syracuse will be playing their sports in the ACC in 2013, having reached agreements to exit the Big East for the ACC next year, according to CBS Sports' Brett McMurphy.

The Big East announced Monday that Syracuse reached an agreement to pay the conference $7.5 million to leave the Big East for the ACC in 2013.

Pittsburgh's deal with the conference was for the same total dollar amount, with the original $5 million exit fee plus an additional $2.5 million making up a $7.5 million total fee. The Big East had previously attempted to make sure the Panthers did not leave for the 2012-13 season, but with Boise State and other schools joining the conference for 2013, getting rid of Pittsburgh could solve some number problems in the Big East's own expansion.

For more on Pittsburgh football, visit Pitt blog Cardiac Hill, plus SB Nation Pittsburgh. For more on Syracuse football, visit Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician, plus SB Nation New York. And for more on the Big East, go to Big East Coast Bias.

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