ACC officially welcomes Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Notre Dame on Monday

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford has spent nearly two years working to bring in new schools, refuting reports of departures, and securing a media rights deal to pump the brakes on realignment.

The end result comes Monday when Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Notre Dame officially arrive to form a 15-team ACC.

‘‘It’s a very exciting time to be a part of this league,’’ Swofford said. ‘‘In a lot of ways, it feels like Pitt and Syracuse and Notre Dame are already in the league. They just haven’t been in it competitively but they’ve been in our meetings and been a part of our discussions and the decisions that will move us forward . . . We’re just in a really good place right now.’’

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