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07:22 AM ET 08.01 | Yes, most would admit, Notre Dame has been given special treatment. And it was a massive coup for the conference. ... With Notre Dame participating in the ACC's bowl rotation starting next season, the ACC was a more attractive dance partner in this negotiating cycle. And it showed. Starting in 2014, the ACC is back in the Gator Bowl, has a back door into the Capital One Bowl, obtains entry into the suddenly coveted New York market via the Pinstripe Bowl, upgrades to an SEC opponent in the Belk Bowl and retains existing ties to the popular-among-fans Music City Bowl and popular-among-teams Sun Bowl. Agreements with bowls in Annapolis, Md., and Detroit appear to be done deals, while St. Petersburg, Fla. remains possible as well, among others.

South Bend Tribune

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August 1, 2013  07:50 AM ET

Really?

August 1, 2013  08:08 AM ET

I thought the ACC was paying Nore Dame, not the other way around. ND is a taker, not a giver.

August 1, 2013  09:03 AM ET

The ACC needs to step it up in football, maybe the Domers will help that process along?

August 1, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Really?

yeah, Pinstripe had every conference begging to take it; coveted?

worst bowl evah

August 1, 2013  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I thought the ACC was paying Nore Dame, not the other way around. ND is a taker, not a giver.

Envy is not admirable.
ND "gives"/brings huge media attention, a nationwide fan base, sell-out games, and major corporate advertiser and sponsorship interest to Bowl games, and regular season ACC games.
Deal with it and stop whining.

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August 1, 2013  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

yeah, Pinstripe had every conference begging to take it; coveted?

worst bowl evah

1. pay 3x "normal" for hotel, then

2. sit outside in December in NY for a game

3. in a stadium built for baseball that has a football field crammed into it


What's not to like?

August 1, 2013  10:44 AM ET
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1. pay 3x "normal" for hotel, then2. sit outside in December in NY for a game3. in a stadium built for baseball that has a football field crammed into itWhat's not to like?

Agree; until the NYC metro area builds a domed stadium winter outdoor events there are silly.

August 1, 2013  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The ACC needs to step it up in football, maybe the Domers will help that process along?

Step it up?? The ACC didn't do all that bad last year in football!!

August 1, 2013  12:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The ACC needs to step it up in football...

Yeah. Perhaps we should ask Louisville to join the conference, eh?

August 1, 2013  01:27 PM ET

Wait... Isn't the Sun Bowl a giant parabolic mirror?

August 1, 2013  01:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Yeah. Perhaps we should ask Louisville to join the conference, eh?

Be careful. Charlie Strong is not one I'd laugh at -- reference Sugar Bowl 33-23.

August 1, 2013  02:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Yeah. Perhaps we should ask Louisville to join the conference, eh?

Yeah and didn't Clemson beat both Auburn and LSU this past season??

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August 1, 2013  08:52 PM ET

Love the inter-conference trash talk.
ND will add to the rivalries!

August 2, 2013  12:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Love the inter-conference trash talk.ND will add to the rivalries!

Not really talking trash. Just putting a gator, who called out the ACC, in check . Don't tell me that the ACC needs to improve, when effin' LOUISVILLE stomped your butts on National TV. Clean up your OWN backyard, before you pointing out the trash in other's.

August 2, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Not really talking trash. Just putting a gator, who called out the ACC, in check . Don't tell me that the ACC needs to improve, when effin' LOUISVILLE stomped your butts on National TV. Clean up your OWN backyard, before you pointing out the trash in other's.

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
August 2, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Not really talking trash. Just putting a gator, who called out the ACC, in check . Don't tell me that the ACC needs to improve, when effin' LOUISVILLE stomped your butts on National TV. Clean up your OWN backyard, before you pointing out the trash in other's.

SEC fans can't help it; they believe their own media releases!

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