Syracuse Makes Deal to Leave Big East Early to Join ACC

Apr 1, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Syracuse Orange midfielder Hakeem Lecky (8) opens the game with a goal against Duke Blue Devils midfielder Jake Tripucka (7) at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE


USA Today’s Erick Smith first reported that Syracuse University will be leaving the Big East Conference in order to join the Atlantic Coast Conference. The school reached a deal with the Big East, which has waived a 27 month exit window so the school can join the ACC July 1 of next year. However, the school will have to divvy out more than $7 million dollars to the league as part of the agreement. Read More…