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Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is an American collegiat athletic conference founded in 1953 in Greesboro, North Carolina. The conference persists of 15 (as of July 1, 2013) colleges and universities along the Atlantic seaboard. The conference is divided into two divisions: Atlantic Division and Coastal Divison.

Current Atlantic Division members include Boston College, Clemson University, Florida State University, University of Maryland-College Park (leaving in 2014 for Big Ten Conference), North Carolina State University, Syracuse University (2013), and Wake Forest University. Current Coastal Division members include Duke University, Georgia Insitute of Technology, University of Miami, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Pittsburgh (2013), University of Virginia, and Virginia Polytechnic Insitute and State University (Virginia Tech).

The University of Notre Dame will become a member in 2013 in all sports except football. The University of Louisville will join in all sports in 2014 as an Atlantic Division member.

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