The ACC is eschewing its $50 million exit fee model in favor of a Grant of Rights, which could solidify the league from the Big Ten or other conference realignment poachers. The league also wants an ACC channel.
The old Big East is inching closer to a membership agreement with Tulsa that could happen in the next week. "That's the direction we're headed," said a league source, who added the league has not notified all of its membership officials via teleconference or email.
If the Southeastern Conference stayed at 14 teams in the coming years, even if future conference expansion swirled around it, that wouldn't exactly shock. But one thing could force a change, Florida's president said: An 'ace jewel' calling for help.
The Pac-12 appears content at 12 teams, but commissioner Larry Scott still gets a few just-in-case calls on occasion.
Scott said he fields *a good handful of calls, not that many* in a typical year from schools inquiring about membership.