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(Credit: Kevin Rivoli/AP Photo)

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) _ Coach Jim Boeheim is wistful about
Syracuse’s decision to leave the Big East Conference, but says it’s
time to move on.

Boeheim, the all-time leader in conference wins with 338 says
today in an interview on Syracuse radio station WSKO that “the one
thing you have to understand about this move –we’re not leaving
the Big East we were the founding fathers for– a nine-or 10-team
league in the same geographical area. We wouldn’t have left that
conference.”

Boeheim says football has driven all the expansions the
conference has had.

It raided the Atlantic 10 for West Virginia, Pittsburgh, and
Villanova, and Conference USA for Louisville, for Cincinnati, and
Marquette.

And he has no qualms about an ACC tournament in Greensboro,
N.C., because, during tournaments, he just goes to the games and
eats and sleeps at the hotel anyway.

  (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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