Skip to comments.Notre Dame to join ACC next season
Posted on 03/12/2013 1:46:31 PM PDT by Libloather
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference a season earlier than expected, following the split among the Big East's football schools and seven Catholic schools that are leaving to form a basketball-focused conference.
Notre Dame announced the move Tuesday, six months after it surprised the college sports world by opting to join the ACC in all sports except football and hockey.
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This could slow down the Big10’s effort to poach more ACC schools,building on the defection of Maryland. Hoops wise it’s a much better league top to bottom than the Big 10. On FB Syracuse is improving andPitt has history. Bring in NDU for five games a year and the chances of Carolina bolting is lessened.
Yeah, South Bend is on the Atlantic coast. It only makes sense.
Seems to me as if Notre Dame will benefit more due to recruiting exposure than the rest of the ACC. Meanwhile, the ACC gets a new member whose trophy room is filled with dusty antiques.
Just like Colorado is on the Pacific coast (not to mention Utah and the Az schools).
The ACC doesn’t play Hockey. We have Hockey East for that.
Awww, too bad FSU, looks like there goes your chance to be perennial ACC Champs.
Just took a look at the orignal URL and ND will not be going all in, meaning both football and hockey will be in another conference.
I hear that UConn is in Hockey East.
Wow! I always thought of them as a Big 10 type.
Wha? Whose idea was this? Sheesh....
ND isn't joining as a full football member, just playing several ACC opponents a year. FSU has a winning record versus ND, BTW (5-2). Includes wonderful games like 37-0 at Southbend (with Chris Rix!), worst defeat they ever suffered under the gaze of Touchdown Jesus.
Surprised the Big Ten wouldn’t have them.
The whole college conference realignment thing is just completely out of control.
I guess you missed the big national championship game where Alabama steamrolled them, making them look like the overrated chumps they were. Their high ranking was more fictitious than Tao's girlfriend.
I don't think FSU has anything to worry about.
DAMN SKIPPY!!! GO HOOSIERS!!! 6th Title knockin' on our door...;-)
“Awww, too bad FSU, looks like there goes your chance to be perennial ACC Champs.”
Read it again. ND won’t be participating in ACC footbal. They’ll keep their cupcake football schedule as usual
“Just took a look at the orignal URL and ND will not be going all in, meaning both football and hockey will be in another conference.”
I doubt ND will ever play in a football conference. They’re not willing to share money from their most lucrative sport. ND added nothing to the Big East and will add nothing to the ACC
They may not have a choice. I believe that a 4 Conference 16 teams per Conference format is in the not-so-distant future. If these 64 teams are smart they’ll set it up where they only play each other.
I believe there will be a college football version of the Premier League, where the big programs will break away from the NCAA, and set up their own TV contracts, and even allow member schools to pay their players.
Crapola, Boise State agreed to go to the ACC but thankfully backed out in December. Talk about a stretch.
If you’re proposing a minor league system to replace college football, I’m with you all the way. Let good high school players play for pay like baseball players on NFL farm teams. I don’t think pro college football would work as a rival to the NFL. College football is too regional to generate the TV revenue that the NFL gets. With the smaller TV revenue the teams would never be able to generate the revenue to get the good NFL players to come over. The talent is too watered down as it is and a second pro league would just water it down more. That’s why I prefer NFL farm teams as an alternative.
Trey Burke Big Ten POY? Baloney! Victor and the boys all the way to Atlanta!
Money talks no matter what any college president says. Maryland’s athletic department had massive debts so the B10 offers to help, the B10 network doles out uber-millions to each school each year. And for paying off their debt the B10 gets its foot in the DC basketball backyard. Rutgers gets New York basketball talent flowing into IU.
Look for those colleges that do not go to the basketball only NEW Big East, called for now, the America 12 to in time merge either with the ACC or the Big 10 to create a whole new conference.
Now if we could get a new President, Board of Trustees and Theology Department.
P.S. Congratulations to Muffet McGraw and the girls, Big East regular season and tournament champions, 61-59 winners over the girly man Geno Auriemma and UCONN.
ND has their own TV deal, they don’t want a football conference. Why a conference would take them without football is beyond me
If there are 4 super conferences of 16 teams (Big-10, SEC, Big 12, Pac-12) who agree to just play each other and Notre Dame isn’t part of it, NBC will drop ‘em. Notre Dame will be reduced to playing I-AA schools. Who will be left for them to play?
I think it would be fun if they tiered it like European soccer leagues....
Take the best 13 teams, and play a 12-game schedule against all of the other teams. The Top-Four teams then enter a playoff to determine the champion.
The bottom three teams get demoted for the next season, and the top three teams from the “Second Division” get promoted.
If they do go the 64 team set-up (and I hope it does happen)I think an 8-team playoff works nice. The winners of the conference championship games get home games against the losers of their conference championship games in the 1st round, for example top seeded champion would host the lowest seed championship game loser. For the final 4, the 2 top seeds get home games. Championship game top seed gets to play at home. The money generated by this would be astronomical and would rival the basketball tournament.
I think the B1G has wanted them for a long time, but only the ACC is going to take them on their terms.
From everything I’ve read the deal is great for ND (gives them some bowl tie-ins and favoritism over actual ACC members to get in those bowls).
FSU should have a good shot at getting through the ACC and if they get past UF into the coming playoff. I’m glad we’ll get to play ND every few years (4?) as they rotate through the ACC teams.
Catch tonight’s baseball game? ;)
Meh, we stink this year.
Congrats to ND and GOOD RIDDENS! ND will learn the ACC will NOT be a cakewalk!
It has become more fun watching the conclave than college b-ball as of late.
If these 64 schools are really, really smart, they will ditch the NCAA and start their own governing body.
It will happen inevitably.
I’m no fan of the NCAA, but I actually see the NCAA increasing their power by taking over I-A college football’s postseason. If the schools try to leave the NCAA, the NCAA can threaten their other sports. For example Kansas which will be in the superconference of the Big-12 isn’t going to give up their basketball revenue so that Texas and Oklahoma can get more football money. Same thing in the SEC with Kentucky. The Big-12 and SEC would also lose Kansas and Kentucky’s revenue from the basketball tournament. I wouldn’t mind the NCAA taking over the post-season in football and destroying the power of the old extortionists in checkered blazers known as the bowl committees. The bowl games can disappear to the ash heap of history where they belong. Let’s face it, the college basketball postseason is infinitely superior to college football’s postseason.
Dream on.Those “Super Confrences” aren’t going to just play themselves for one. I’m not a fan of ND but the brand has value in footbal and is not about to lose it that easy. This 4 ,16 team confrences has been talked about for awhile, problem is, they can’t keep teams under contract long enough to do it. The SEC started this and is the only conference that can pull it off so far. It will be interesting to see how all this plays out, and if the NCAA survives. ND football will though