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Conference Realignment: Miami Refutes Big 12 Rumors, Says Its 'Committed To The ACC'

The Miami Hurricanes are the latest in teams that are refuting the rumors that they are looking to leave the ACC for a more lucrative deal. However, the Hurricanes are making it a flat out denial and saying that they have absolutely no interest in leaving their current situation in the ACC.

Miami athletic director Shawn Eichorst fully refuted those claims in a full statement.

We are so fortunate at Miami. Our University, under past and present visionary leadership and with an 87-year history of achievement, is strong in our foundation and in our beliefs. It allows us to stay steady when there are stormy seas, and that core strength holds us together today more than ever.

Eichorst was sure to include the fact that ACC is already expanding to include the Syracuse Orange and Pittsburgh Panthers as part of the reason that they have no interest in leaving.

The additions of the University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse University, as well as the new exclusive television partnership with ESPN, signal the very strength and nationwide appeal of the ACC.

Keep your eyes open though, deals could come up at any time to lure the Hurricanes away from the ACC.

For more on Canes football, visit Miami blog The 7th Floor. For all your NCAA football news and notes, be sure to check out SB Nation's college football hub.

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