ACC's new schools exude optimism
Facing stiff competition in Big East has prepared Notre Dame, Pitt and Syracuse
The questions about their programs' moves to the ACC from the Big East were asked to Pitt coach Jamie Dixon and Notre Dame coach Mike Brey. The answers, and rhetorical responses, were the same.
"How are you going to handle moving to the ACC?"
"Well, weren't we just in the Big East?"
In an attempt to form the strongest basketball conference in the country, no realignment move was celebrated more than the ACC's additions of Syracuse, Pitt, Notre Dame and, in a year, Louisville.
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