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Pitt Files Suit Against Big East To Ensure ACC Move By 2013

The drama surrounding NCAA conference transfers and expansions is never-ending and seems to result in more and more headaches with each passing year. Now a college is suing its current conference to ensure the team will be able to jump to a different conference next year.

Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette initially reported on Friday that the Pittsburgh Panthers would file a lawsuit and intend to sue their current conference, the Big East. Later on Friday, Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports revealed that the nature of the lawsuit is to ensure that Pitt would be able to join the ACC conference by July of 2013.

The ACC extended its invitation to Pitt in September of 2011 and it is clear the Panthers are champing at the bit to get out of the Big East as soon as possible. Pittsburgh has been a member of the Big East since 1982.

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