Notre Dame to join the ACC

Dave Miller
National Football Post

Notre Dame will announce that it is joining the ACC later Wednesday, according to Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune.

While the Fighting Irish will remain independent in football and the hockey program will join Hockey East, it is expected that all other sports will be a part of the ACC after it exits the Big East.

Brett McMurphy of is reporting that the Fighting Irish will play five football games annually against the ACC.

The move of the Irish to the ACC was one of several rumors that had made the rounds over the last few offseasons as the landscape of college athletics shifted due to conference realignment and expansion. Now, if Notre Dame ever decides to join a conference for football, it's likely going to be the ACC.

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