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Notre Dame Basketball Added to ACC

  • ***ACC RELEASE***

    As a follow up to the release that was just distributed by Notre Dame, below are comments from ACC Commissioner John Swofford and Notre Dame Vice President and Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick.

    Comment from ACC Commissioner John Swofford:

    “Our conference, schools and fans are delighted that Notre Dame will join the ACC on July 1, 2013. The addition of Notre Dame, Pitt and Syracuse, followed by Louisville in 2014, positions us extremely well with an outstanding collection of 15 member institutions.”

    “As was previously announced, our annual five games against Notre Dame in football will begin with the 2014 season. This not only will enhance our league’s already ambitious football schedules but also will provide terrific fan excitement.”

    “From a basketball perspective, the level of competition will be second to none. As we look towards the future, there’s no denying that ACC Basketball will continue to set even higher standards of excitement and excellence. The competition will be brutal, which is a great thing for our league and fans.”

    Comment from Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame Vice President and Director of Athletics:

    “Notre Dame now looks forward with great anticipation to becoming a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. We are thrilled to join a great group of institutions who share our commitment to the integration of athletics into the academic mission of the university. Our coaches and student-athletes across our athletic programs are truly excited about the new challenges ahead.”

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  • What?!? I thought the ACC was folding and the big name schools going to the Big 12 or so thats what the FSU fans report!

    But for real this is a great move for the ACC and I think it's only a matter of time before Notre Dame comes on fully. I mean they're only (3) games away from playing a full schedule. If Miami and FSU can get their crap together, the ACC can be the super conference it was supposed to be. With Miami, FSU, V-tech, Louisville, Clemson.. I can easily see use getting (2) BCS bowls every year and knock the SEC off their perch.

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  • "Super" conference in BB and then football...

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    The U and The Strip - life doesn't get much better than this! P.S. - I will always stand with The []_[]

  • You're right, we're a super conference now in basketball. And I really think the ACC will have a great run in football, starting this year.

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