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ACC realignment 2024: Insider news, reports, conference rumors, updates by North Carolina experts

The college sports landscape will have a different look for the 2024-25 seasons thanks to a large amount of conference realignment. The Pac-12 is gone, while the remaining Power 5 Conferences added multiple schools and expanded in size. The Big Ten and SEC have separated themselves from the pack and are now set to receive a substantially larger revenue distribution from the College Football Playoff than the ACC and Big 12. This fact has not slipped past the athletic department at the University of North Carolina, according to UNC insiders.

The Tar Heels have traditionally had one of the top overall athletic departments in the country. UNC is known for being a college basketball blue blood program, but it also has a strong football program and is a dominant in multiple women’s sports. North Carolina is a founding member of the ACC, but with the SEC and Big Ten dominating in terms of annual revenue distributions, speculation about the Heels’ future has begun. If you love the Tar Heels, or just want the latest updates and news on conference realignment discussions, be sure to see what the proven team of insiders are saying at Inside Carolina, the 247Sports affiliate that covers the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Inside Carolina is universally viewed as the authority on Tar Heel sports and recruiting. With relentless, unparalleled year-round coverage, and the largest online community of always-engaged UNC fans, the slogan is true: “There is no offseason at Inside Carolina.”

Inside Carolina has been “The Independent Voice of UNC Sports” since 1994, and is a network partner with 247Sports and CBS Sports. The Inside Carolina staff is composed of experienced, professional reporters and analysts whose job is to provide readers with objective coverage. The publication is independently owned and operated, and is not affiliated with the University. It is fully credentialed by UNC, the ACC and the NCAA. 

The team at Inside Carolina has full coverage of conference realignment talks and what UNC could prioritize amid the ever-changing college sports landscape. Head to Inside Carolina now to see all the insider info.

North Carolina conference realignment news, updates 

North Carolina has emerged as one of the most attractive targets in expansion talks for the Big Ten and SEC. The Heels are one of the founding members of the ACC, but as the team at Inside Carolina notes, the discrepancy in revenue distribution amounts per conference under the new College Football Playoff agreement have the potential to send shockwaves through the UNC athletic department. As a university with 28 total sports, the opportunity to increase revenue has to be enticing.

UNC joined Florida State and Clemson in voting against conference expansion in September. They were outvoted, 12-3, in a decision that extended invites to Stanford, California and SMU. Those teams will officially join the ACC in 2024. “I think our obligation to the ACC is to be the best partner with our conference that we can possibly be. I also think that we have to look at what is in the best interest of the university today and going forward,” UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham told the team at Inside CarolinaJoin Inside Carolina now to see the latest news on the future conference alignment of North Carolina’s athletics

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The team at Inside Carolina has also mentioned another university that may give the ACC the boost it needs to compete with the Big Ten and SEC going forward. This school has a national following and high-end programs in the revenue-producing sports. Be sure to join Inside Carolina to get the latest ACC expansion news and updates on the current and future conference affiliation of North Carolina athletics.

Where do insiders believe UNC could lean amid conference realignment and turmoil? Go to Inside Carolina to see their insider information, all from a team of reporters with years of experience covering the Tar Heels, and find out. And reminder, Inside Carolina is offering 30% off the first year of an annual VIP membership*, so subscribe now before it’s too late.

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