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Byline: Craig Barnes, Mike Huguenin and Brian White
ORLANDO. Fla. _ Questions and answers regarding Miami's jump from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Why the ACC?
Money. Miami believes its athletic department will make more money in the ACC, and discussions began with the intent of forming a 12-team conference with a lucrative football championship game. The ACC divides its revenue evenly among members, with each getting $9.7 million last year. UM received $9 million from the Big East last year, and that was based on UM playing in a Bowl Championship Series game. In years when the Hurricanes didn't, the payout fell to $7.3 million. UM recently was guaranteed $9 …