The Pittsburgh Panthers spent nearly two years touting the better life that awaited when the school made the jump from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The talking points always included league stability, academic excellence and — oh by the way — a lucrative TV contract.
The ACC isn’t wasting any time making Pitt earn its keep.
The Panthers will make their long-anticipated ACC debut on Monday night, hosting No. 11 Florida State in the kind of nationally televised spectacle the program hopes comes with a fair amount of regularity in their new conference home.
Nobody in the ACC has been better through the years than the Seminoles, last seen crushing BCS crasher Northern Illinois in the Orange Bowl. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.