Report: Big East split pushes Notre Dame into ACC for next season
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RALEIGH – Notre Dame is expected to begin play in the Atlantic Coast Conference next season, a year earlier than previously planned. The story was first reported in Sports Illustrated.
The Irish announced in September that they were joining the ACC in all sports but football and hockey for the 2014 season, but the recent split between the Big East football schools and non-football schools prompted the earlier-than-expected departure.
Big East presidents are expected to vote on the issue Tuesday morning and make an official announcement later in the day.
Syracuse and Pittsburgh are also set to join the ACC from the Big East next season. Adding Notre Dame would mean a 15-team conference in all sports but football. Beginning in 2014, as part of the partnership, Notre Dame will play at least five football games against ACC opponents.
Louisville will join the ACC in 2014, when Maryland leaves the ACC for the Big Ten.