WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | Sports

Littlepage: 'Hoos "Firmly Stand Behind" ACC

Message boards and other outlets may be filled with speculation about where Virginia will wind up, in the latest round of college conference realignment.

But the school's director of athletics says the Cavaliers aren't going anywhere.

The school's athletics department released a three-paragraph statement from Craig Littlepage on Tuesday. The statement's purpose was to "put an end to this speculation as it relates to UVa."

"The University of Virginia is a proud member of the Atlantic Coast Conference," Littlepage said in the statement. "Neither representatives of the athletics department, nor President Theresa Sullivan, has received invitations to nor sought membership in other conferences."

The ACC has been active through the latest round of conference realignment. Last fall, Syracuse and Pittsburgh announced plans to leave the Big East for the ACC, and earlier this fall Notre Dame made the same decision for all sports but football. Just last week, Maryland voted to leave the ACC for the Big Ten.

That decision set off rounds of rumors linking Virginia to the Big Ten and SEC, rumors Littlepage sought to squash with Tuesday's statement.

"We firmly stand behind the Atlantic Coast Conference," he said.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.


powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 181074151