It's July 1, and that means several conferences are celebrating the official additions of new schools, which may or may not render some regionally-themed conference names ridiculous. But then again, we're already well beyond the point where the actual official number included in a conference name should be presumed accurate.
The ACC is in New York City to celebrate the additions of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame -- the Irish joining in every sport save football, of course -- and they brought the mascots with them. Let's just check in to see how that trip is going --
Well that got weird in a hurry.
Here we see N.C. State's Mr. Wuf, who appears to have caught a bra and several anterior cruciate ligaments:
A couple more highlights from the ACC boat cruise:
In other and generally less awkward expansion announcements, both the AAC and the Mountain West released videos to commemorate their respective additions:
Fans of AAC schools are understandably beaming with pride this fine morning.