Approaching its 60th edition, the
Bids for the 2016-21 tournaments closed last month, and at least one Northeast venue wants in: Pittsburgh.
Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson and basketball coach Jamie Dixon told me the city’s
"We'd sure love to have it here," Pederson said. "Pittsburgh's proven it can do great things. The NCAA tournament sold out here in a short period of time. The city gets behind it. One of the things that's great is you can stay downtown and walk to the games. … And thanks in large part to what Jamie's done, people here are enthusiastic."
Dixon has coached the Panthers to eight
Pittsburgh's competition will include southern staples such as Greensboro, N.C., Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta. The event is booked for Greensboro, home to the conference office, for the next three years.
ACC officials declined to identify other bidding cities. They will discuss the options at next month's fall meeting in Boston.