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

Conference realignment has changed the dynamic of college sports, with the SEC and Big Ten strengthening their lineup. Texas and Oklahoma moved to the SEC, while the Big Ten added UCLA, Oregon, USC, and Washington. This has left powerhouse schools from other conferences in limbo, such as North Carolina. The Tar Heels are one of the college basketball blue bloods and have a competitive football program, so they would be a quality addition to any conference. UNC is also a premier academic school, and the state is the third-fastest growing in the country.

North Carolina is the backbone of the ACC, so any movement could shake up the entire conference. 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 

University of North Carolina officials reportedly find themselves at odds in determining the best route to take regarding conference realignment. The board voted to approve a $134.97 million athletics budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year as well as an audit of the athletic department’s financial picture. Some officials believe the best path forward is to bolster the ACC, while others think moving to the SEC or Big Ten would be the right move.

“(North Carolina interim chancellor Lee) Roberts noted that the ESPN television contract has a renewal period in February, and that likely is (ACC commissioner Jim) Phillips’ best opportunity to settle the mess that lies before him. It’s also likely why the tensions have flared up in recent months as UNC leadership grapples with its best path forward,” Inside Carolina columnist Greg Barnes saidJoin 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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