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ACC presidents to meet Friday, potentially to vote on Cal, Stanford and SMU invite?
Things could be resolved tomorrow regarding the California Golden Bears and the ACC. Or they might not!
The ACC presidents appear to be meeting on Friday, and the California Golden Bears, Stanford Cardinal and SMU Mustangs are on the docket of discussion. It’s unclear if the votes are in place though, so it’s possible it could be a meeting to set up another meeting.
Sources tell @slmandel and me that the ACC presidents have rescheduled their call for Friday morning to discuss expansion and possibly vote.
ACC presidents are expected to meet tomorrow morning, with Cal-Stanford-SMU expansion on the table
Andrea Adelson does indicate that while a meeting is happening, it still remains unclear if any of the “no” votes have flipped.
I've been told the ACC presidents call is back on for tomorrow AM. Unclear if there are enough votes yet.
If there is a flip, NC State is the likeliest candidate to swing, Adelson indicated in a follow-up report:
In the ACC, all eyes are on NC State, multiple sources indicated. The Wolfpack have long been viewed as the most vulnerable of the four dissenters. But there has been no definitive indication as of Thursday evening that chancellor Randy Woodson has changed his vote, multiple sources said.
There are also political factors at play for North Carolina and NC State. The two schools generally vote the same way, as was the case the first time a straw poll was taken three weeks ago. But sources indicated they do not necessarily need to vote as a block.
If the votes are there, a vote will be taken, and Cal, Stanford and SMU will be invited to the ACC.
If the votes are not there, no vote will likely be taken, and we all move on.
Nothing new or surprising. The ACC will likely be voting on the discussed reduced revenue share deal that has been rumored. This is where Cal and Stanford to receive 30% of Tier 1 media team payouts, the rest to be distributed to other ACC members, and then the Bears and Cardinal get the projected normalized $10 million or so from playoff and March Madness payouts that every team gets; SMU foregoes revenue for the rest of the decade.
Thoughts Cal fans?