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Bud Peterson shoots down Georgia Tech to Big Ten rumors

Georgia Tech president Bud Peterson spoke over the weekend at the ACC title game, and dismissed rumors about the school leaving the ACC for the Big Ten as rubbish.

Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE

Rumors once again surfaced recently about the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets leaving the ACC for the Big Ten. These rumors have been floated periodically for years, but Georgia Tech president Bud Peterson spoke out publicly to refute them over the weekend:

"Not true. Not true," Peterson said prior to the ACC Championship game. "We’re happy in the ACC. We’re staying."

Rumors had it that the Yellow Jackets and the Virginia Cavaliers would be heading to the Big Ten, which would give the conference 16 teams after recently adding Rutgers and Maryland. Some thought that Maryland's departure from the ACC would destabilize the conference and cause other universities to find new homes, but that hasn't happened yet. The ACC added Louisville on Friday to replace Maryland, and keep the conference at 14 members.

The Yellow Jackets will be going to the Sun Bowl, despite finishing the season with a 6-7 record, after receiving a waiver from the NCAA. They will face the USC Trojans in El Paso, TX, on Monday, Dec. 31.

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