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Giglio: Money, ratings rule the bloated ACC

Leave it to Rick Pitino, a basketball coach from another conference, to boil down the ACC's seemingly football-centric expansion to its essence. Adding Pittsburgh and Syracuse makes the ACC better in basketball, at the Big East's expense, the Louisville coach surmised on Monday on his blog (the aptly named rickpitino.com). But in football, what's the supposed reason to go to 14 teams, other than to avoid an exit by Florida State? (Raleigh News & Observer)


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