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Pitt named in subpoena

Pitt must turn over records it has relating to the ACC, according to a subpoena filed Thursday by the University of Maryland.

Maryland appears to be seeking the records to bolster its defense of a lawsuit filed by the ACC in November 2012 to ensure payment of a $50 million exit fee.

Pitt must turn over the records by the end of March.

The Maryland Attorney General's Office filed a $156.8 million claim against the ACC last month, alleging, in part, that the conference, via Wake Forest and Pitt, tried to poach at least two schools from the Big Ten. Attorneys and spokespersons for the schools did not return calls late Friday.

— Staff report

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The University of Pittsburgh must turn over records it has relating to the Atlantic Coast Conference, according to a subpoena filed Thursday by the University of Maryland.

Maryland appears to be seeking the information to bolster its defense of a lawsuit filed by the ACC in November 2012 to ensure payment of a $50 million exit fee.

Teams exiting their conferences must pay a fee to leave. The University of Pittsburgh joined the ACC this year. Maryland will join the Big Ten Conference next year.

Pitt must turn over the records by the end of March. Failing to comply could result in a court order.

The subpoena was filed with the North Carolina Superior Court. The ACC is headquartered in Greensboro, N.C.

The Maryland Attorney General's Office filed a $156.8 million counter-claim against the ACC last month, alleging, in part, that the conference, via Wake Forest and Pitt, tried to poach at least two schools from the Big Ten.

Attorneys and spokespersons for the schools did not return calls late Friday.

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