Syracuse University's first day with the ACC came with a lovely welcoming gift - a million dollars from the school's board of trustees chairman.

Board chairman Dick Thompson and his wife Jean announced Monday that they would donate $1 million to celebrate SU's move to the ACC and to help the school's athletic department programs make the transition to the new conference. A university press release says the gift will be used to "enhance the overall student-athlete experience and help build the competitive excellence of Orange athletic teams."