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Notre Dame could join ACC this summer

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04:16 PM ET 03.06 | Notre Dame was expected to join the ACC prior to the 2014 seasons, but if the Catholic 7 schools leave the Big East this year, the Irish could seek to move up their departure from the Big East by a year as well. ACC commissioner John Swofford said that there isn't a firm deadline for Notre Dame to join the conference for the 2013 season, but the sooner, the better. The Big East requires 27 month notice in order to leave the conference, but if Notre Dame really wants to get out, they could negotiate a settlement fairly easily.

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, Jonathan Daniel Jonathan Daniel
March 6, 2013  04:27 PM ET

I<3 corndogs!!

March 6, 2013  07:25 PM ET

Daylight saving time begins this Sunday at 2am, this much we know will happen soon.

GO IRISH!!!

March 6, 2013  10:14 PM ET

If they decide to join the ACC in FOOTBALL, let me know. Otherwise this is just blah, blah, blah...

March 6, 2013  11:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

If they decide to join the ACC in FOOTBALL, let me know. Otherwise this is just blah, blah, blah...

They are joining, partially=five games a year against ACC teams I believe, rotating each year to that over three years they play all ACC football teams.
Huge change for ND, a recognition of the changes in the college football universe in the past few years.
Going to give them more exposure in the Southeast so they can start recruiting the few SEC recruits who can read and write (oh, can't wait to hear from the SEC fans on this!).

March 6, 2013  11:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

They are joining, partially=five games a year against ACC teams I believe, rotating each year to that over three years they play all ACC football teams.Huge change for ND, a recognition of the changes in the college football universe in the past few years.Going to give them more exposure in the Southeast so they can start recruiting the few SEC recruits who can read and write (oh, can't wait to hear from the SEC fans on this!).

"...so that..."
Dummy can't spell, must be a graduate of an SEC school in an earlier life.

March 7, 2013  03:16 AM ET

The sooner the better... can't wait for those Domer vs Duke classic battles on the gridiron!

March 7, 2013  03:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

They are joining, partially=five games a year against ACC teams I believe, rotating each year to that over three years they play all ACC football teams.

Huge change for ND...

Not the way I see it. To me, it doesn't look too much different than the game of footsie ND plays with the BIG 10.

March 7, 2013  06:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Not the way I see it. To me, it doesn't look too much different than the game of footsie ND plays with the BIG 10.

The only sports the B1G and ND regularly competed in were football (MSU, TSUN, and Perdue) and in Ice Hockey (CCHA). ND had a deal with the Big East that placed their non football sports in the Big East. So I would say that their deal with the ACC is more like their deal with the Big East.

 
March 7, 2013  06:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

If they decide to join the ACC in FOOTBALL, let me know. Otherwise this is just blah, blah, blah...

5 games per season is a pretty significant committment. After all, half a loaf is better than none.

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