SMU, Stanford, and Cal to Join ACC in 2024-25 Season, Fulfilling Longtime Dream for SMU Fans
Point 1: The ACC has extended invitations to SMU, Stanford, and Cal to join the conference, starting with the 2024-25 season. To appease hesitant member schools, SMU would forgo nine years of television revenue, while Stanford and Cal would reduce their payments to 30%.
Point 2: Joining the ACC would be the culmination of a journey for SMU that began three decades ago after the dissolution of the Southwest Conference. University leaders believe it will enhance recruiting efforts in North Texas and boost revenue outside of the conference’s media distribution.