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A Look Back At Syracuse’s First Five Years In The ACC

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SYRACUSE, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange gestures to the crowd during ESPN College GameDay prior to the game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome on February 1, 2014 in Syracuse, New York.
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Time always keeps moving on. Even so it’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since Syracuse made the move to the ACC.

As we had said for a long time before the ACC poached most of the old Big East’s good football schools, there was no way that conference could survive with the dual structure it had.

So when the ACC came calling, as former A.D. Daryl Gross put it, the choice was simple: stay on a “crumbling island” or move to a more stable and appealing conference.

The Syracuse student paper has an interesting article up about the move which is seen with some regret but also necessary for a brighter future.

And let’s face it, from a basketball point of view, Duke-Syracuse is a fair trade for Duke-Maryland and comes with the bonus of no thrown bottles or heated pennies.

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