Although they haven't played one game in the ACC yet, Pitt, Syracuse and Notre Dame know what to expect. Their new league has the potential to be just as rugged as the one they left.
The Big East is seeking at least $2.5 million from Notre Dame to allow the Fighting Irish to leave and join the ACC on July 1, a source told ESPN.
Notre Dame's move to the ACC in all sports but football will help the Fighting Irish and the conference but leave the Big East in an uncertain position.
The ACC, which always branded itself as the best basketball league in the country but really lacked the sort of depth to stake that claim, is making a pretty good claim now. The Big East is another story.