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Seth Greenberg

Expansion hang over: ACC annually meets under dark cloud

Another Atlantic Coast Conference basketball media day. Another scandal casting a shadow over the gathering.

It has been that way since the league's most recent expansions.

While there's no question in the three years since the ACC expanded to a 15-team basketball league that the move has brought the conference more basketball prestige and financial power. But the ACC has also found itself squarely in the middle of some embarrassing scandals.

Standing in the crosshairs of federal investigations and NCAA inquiries has put conversations on placing a record nine teams in the NCAA Tournament last March and two national championships in three years on the back...

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