Hurricanes athletic director Shawn Eichorst released a statement Friday saying, among other things, that Miami has "not engaged in any formal or informal discussions with any other conferences" and that the school continues to believe in the appeal and strength of the ACC.
The Hurricanes began play in the ACC in 2004.
"We could not be more proud than to call the ACC our home," Eichorst wrote in a statement. "We are confident in our progress and in our accomplishments, yet there is still much work to be done. We are committed to the ACC and to doing our part to continue the tradition of excellence across the board. In that regard, we have not engaged in any formal or informal discussions with any other conferences."
Speculation about schools like Florida State, Clemson and Miami in the ACC has increased in recent days, with reports linking all three on some level to the Big 12.
Florida State says it is not negotiating with the Big 12, and university president Eric Barron said earlier this month one of the reasons for that is because the Seminoles "would lose the rivalry with University of Miami that does fill our stadium." Barron released a list of pros and cons for a possible move, after FSU board of trustees chairman Andy Haggard told Warchant.com the board "would be in favor of seeing what the Big 12 might have to offer."
And on Thursday, the chairman of Clemson's board of trustees said that the Tigers have not received any offers to move out of the ACC either, though he cautioned that the school would listen if a serious one came along.