Reports: ACC Expansion Talks Slow Down

The Clemson Tigers might not be getting company in the ACC after all.

According to multiple reports, no vote was taken by the league’s presidents on whether to add Cal, Stanford and SMU to the conference. 

Expansion talks hit “significant roadblocks,” according to ESPN’s Pete Thamel, because neither add “significant value.” The ACC has soured on bringing SMU into the league, ESPN reported. 

Cal and Standford might still be considered, but a clear path to joining the ACC isn’t apparent right now. 

Tiger Illustrated’s Larry Williams reported late Wednesday that expansion is “not moving forward” within in the league. 

Also, reportedly, there weren’t enough guaranteed “yes” votes to even officially challenge the subject among the school presidents during Wednesday evening’s meeting. 

Did the logic and logistics of not playing teams on the West Coast and/or Texas win out in the end? Could the ACC continue or kick up expansion down the road? 

Are Clemson and Florida State eyeing an ACC exit by Aug. 15? 

Never say never in realignment, but it appears the ACC avoided making a bad decision that likely wouldn’t have pushed the conference forward in the long run.

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