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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Planning for the last attack doesn't make Americans safer
Topic - Mark Nordenberg
The University of Pittsburgh has tapped a U.S. Commerce Department official to be its next chancellor.
Even in realignment, it's hard to figure out where Boise State fits.
The Atlantic Coast Conference has extended its northern reach, adding Pittsburgh and Syracuse. Now the question becomes, will the league stop there _ or keep growing to 16?
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Sunday that its council of presidents unanimously voted to accept Pittsburgh and Syracuse, a move that increases its membership to 14 and sends the Big East scrambling — again — to replace two of its cornerstone programs.
The Atlantic Coast Conference's last foray into expansion was protracted and public and produced temporary fissures in the league's membership.
Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg says the school has the "intellectual firepower" to lead such research.
"The Big East has been Pitt's conference home for nearly 30 years. It has been a good home that we will leave with many fond memories and many strong friendships," Pitt chancellor Mark Nordenberg said on the call. "All of us are committed to working with (Big East commissioner John Marinatto) to make this a smooth transition."