Oct. 7 - The ACC is in serious discussions with Boston College to add the Big East school as the league’s 12th member, according to a report on Tuesday night.
THE REPORT, FROM SPORTSLINE, citing sources “close to the process,” said that a decision was expected in the next few days.
The sources said that ACC presidents and chancellors have discussed the situation in the past two days, and that a decision one way or the other was expected soon.
Boston College is willing to switch leagues, the report said, but the question lies with the ACC, which is unsure whether it wants to invite the school.
The conference is considering adding Boston College in part because the NCAA denied the ACC’s bid to have a championship game in football with less than 12 teams. Such a game could generate between $6 million and $10 million, the report said.
Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese has said that his conference will fight to keep any team that wants to leave. Boston College would reportedly face a penalty of $5 million or more.
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