The End of Realignment
The ACC has announced a Grant of Rights deal for conference-members to 2027. What this technically means is that any team that leaves the ACC between now and then does not retain the TV rights to their home games. What this really means is that no ACC team will receive an invitation and that conference realignment has officially begun to end. Where high exit fees failed, the GOR has thus far succeeded.
What is sad about all of this is that had this been deployed sooner, a whole lot of the mess of the last couple of years could have been avoided.