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Clemson, Florida State reportedly reach out to SEC about joining confrence

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The Southeast Conference of NCAA football could become even more of a powerhouse conference as Clemson and Florida State have reportedly reached out to the SEC about potentially joining. The news was first reported by ESPNUpstate program director Marc Ryan.

The SEC is already adding both Texas and Oklahoma this upcoming season. With Clemson and Florida State joining, the conference could shape up to be one of the toughest in all of NCAA football leaving other conferences behind.

Outside of the boosted competition, the rumored move may also have something to do with TV contracts. With the most coverage going to the SEC due to the higher level of play, Clemson and Florida want in on the publicity. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has a deal locked in with ESPN up until 2036 and the SEC’s deal with ESPN runs until 2024.

In terms of how this affects Pitt Football, obviously having two of the top teams in your conference leave is major. This could allow more success for the Panthers or even a move down the line for the team as well.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Eli
Eli
1 month ago

Probably not a good thing long term, if they do leave. Recruiting the southeast will likely get tougher if the ACC comes to be viewed as a completely second rate conference. Then again, if the SEC expands even further, there are a lot of once proud programs that are going to be relegated to being perpetual also-rans.

jim
jim
1 month ago

This report has been labeled as false by more reliable sources. Also, Texas and Oklahoma are NOT being added to the SEC this upcoming season. It was announced for 2025. It may happen sooner but not this year.

Turd Ferguson III
Turd Ferguson III
1 month ago

As soon as I saw where you said they are adding Texas and Oklahoma this upcoming season I knew it was false. They won’t join the SEC until after 2025.

kevin
kevin
1 month ago

Well… Ask Miami what happens when you leave a conference (Big East) you dominate for the idea of more money. Miami hasn’t been the same since leaving. Clemson would be foolish to leave the ACC. They can almost buy tickets to the final 4 every year if they stay in the ACC. However, money makes people do very stupid things!

Duquesne BB

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