North Carolina to Remain in ACC


With the craziness that has been college conference re-allignment this season, North Carolina Tar Heel fans have been anxious about what their school is going to do.

Nov 21, 2012; Lahaina, HI, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Joel James (0) grabs a rebound against the Chaminade Silverswords during the 2012 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational championship game at the Lahaina Civic Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Today Athletic Director, Bubba Cunningham, wrote an email to fans and everyone to assure that the University of North Carolina will remain in the ACC. He made it very clear that he has no intentions of leaving the ACC by adding that UNC will remain in the conference “for another 60 years at least.”

“Thank you for your recent correspondence regarding conference affiliation for the University of North Carolina,” Cunningham wrote. “Conference alignment is a topic of much discussion nationally these days and we understand that our fans are passionate and knowledgeable of their sports programs.

Carolina is a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and we believe the ACC is the finest conference in the nation. The ACC has been our home for nearly 60 years and we want it to be our home for another 60 years at least. Our speculating on what other league may be better for the Tar Heels would not be productive. We are part of a great league with a strong future and we know that the ACC leadership is serious in its efforts to strengthen the conference and position it for long-term success. 

All of us in the ACC, including the league office and individual schools, continue to carefully monitor the changes that take place in conference alignment. But again, we are proud members of a great league and are looking forward to many more years of success in the ACC by the Tar Heels and other ACC schools.” – Cunningham’s Email

The rumors went wild after Maryland announced their decision to leave the ACC and FSU and Clemson also began to circulate rumors in their fan bases.