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    Athletic director Jack Swarbrick huddled over and over with his staff and tried to play out how the Irish would fill out their 12-game schedule in the years and decades to come, a Notre Dame source said.

    Football scheduling issues were Jack Swarbrick's push for the Irish to join the ACC . (AP) That, more than any other factor, led to Wednesday's announcement that Notre Dame would join the ACC in all sports except football, according to the source. The agreement stipulates Notre Dame plays five football games per year against ACC opponents, but not compete for the league title and play eight games, as a full member would. That provides the Irish with the firm scheduling base it coveted while maintaining the freedom to maintain a national schedule.

    As for the ACC, the compromise allows its football programs access to a major brand that sells tickets and delivers TV ratings. It will also allow ACC commissioner John Swofford to seek additional compensation from the league's current long-term deal with ESPN, according to an ACC source. That deal has been criticized in league circles for not delivering enough revenue.


    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ncaab-...reasure-football-schedule-in-move-to-acc.html
     
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    Re: Notre Dame joining ACC and will play 5 FB games yearly with them

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    The football impact on Notre Dame to the ACC

    AD Jack Swarbrick said yesterday that they still intend to play USC and Stanford every year, so that they have at least one game in California. They also will continue to play Navy every year.

    Rivalries like the ones with Big Ten schools Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue will likely get squeezed. Swarbrick said that those three may have to go into some kind of rotation.

    Even the rivalry with ACC member Boston College will suffer. The ACC portion of the Irish schedule, which will likely begin in 2014, will rotate all 14 ACC teams in a three-year cycle. One ACC opponent will be played twice in that time, but the annual contest with Boston College will no longer be annual.

    http://www.cbssports.com/general/bl.../the-football-impact-on-notre-dame-to-the-acc
     
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    Purdue expects Notre Dame's ACC move
    to have little effect on football series

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    I wouldn’t expect (Wednesday’s) announcement to affect us,” athletic director Morgan Burke said in a statement released by the university. “We have a longtime relationship with Notre Dame involving many of our programs, and we expect it to continue.”

    The schools have an agreement to play annually through 2021, but only the 2013 and 2014 games have signed contracts.

    Purdue and Notre Dame have played every season since 1946.

    http://www.indystar.com/article/20120913/SPORTS0602/120913021/Purdue-expects-Notre-Dame-s-ACC-move-little-effect-football-series
     
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    History Lesson:
    UND Football vs. ACC Football

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    Let’s look back at Notre Dame’s football history against current and future ACC teams.
    •Boston College: 12-9
    •Clemson: 1-1
    •Duke: 3-1
    •Florida State: 2-5
    •Georgia Tech: 27-6-1
    •Maryland: 2-0
    •Miami: 16-7-1
    •North Carolina: 16-2
    •North Carolina State: 0-1
    •Pittsburgh: 46-20-1
    •Syracuse: 3-3
    •Virginia: 1-0
    •Wake Forest: 1-0

    In total, the Irish have compiled a 130-55-3 record (.699 winning percentage) in 188 games against this group of teams.

    Virginia Tech, one of the conference’s perennial football powerhouses, is the only ACC squad that Notre Dame has never met on the football field. It will be an exciting day, when the Fighting Irish and Hokies finally play – whether in Blacksburg, Va. or right here at Notre Dame.

    http://ndfootball.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/history-lesson-irish-vs-acc/

    http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/eye-on-college-football/20163659
     
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    Re: Notre Dame joining ACC and will play 5 FB games yearly with them

    Problem Solved:
    Recommending Notre Dame Football's ACC Schedule Rotation

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    Notre Dame's going to start playing five ACC football games a year. Great! But how do you divide 14 opponents by five games? Here's a theoretical look at the future of Irish scheduling.

    For the ACC as a whole, I can't imagine teams being asked to play nine conference games plus Notre Dame (especially with several of them maintaining tough out-of-conference rivalries) once the Irish come aboard as a ... whatever they are now. More likely: regular games against the Irish count as out-of-division conference games, both for scheduling and for the standings. There, that was easy.

    http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2012/9/13/3324796/notre-dame-football-acc-schedule
     
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    Re: Notre Dame joining ACC and will play 5 FB games yearly with them

    The Irish also will keep playing Southern California and Stanford,
    to keep a presence on the West Coast.

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    We're going to keep some traditional rivals and we're going to get around the country. We're still going to be in California every year


    Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/sports/ar...main-on-ND-schedule-3861532.php#ixzz272ieopBC



    USC/Stanford: Swarbrick said it is important for Notre Dame to play annually on the West Coast. Translated: These series probably aren't going anywhere. Last year the two announced an extension of their home-and-home series through the 2019 season.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/notre-dame-football/post/_/id/8964/what-becomes-of-nds-rivalries



    Irish athletic director Jack Swarbrick said Notre Dame will continue to play Navy, which bailed out the school in the 1940s when it was struggling financially by putting programs on the South Bend campus. The Irish also will keep playing Southern California and Stanford, to keep a presence on the West Coast.


    Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/09/12/2268554/notre-dame-to-acc-in-all-sports.html#storylink=cpy
     
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    Notre Dame Opts Out Of Its Series Against Michigan
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    The Fighting Irish notified the Wolverines that they are exercising a three-year out in their series contract, meaning the last meeting between the historic rivals will occur in 2014.

    Through a Freedom of Information Act request, The Associated Press obtained a letter Tuesday from Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick to Michigan AD David Brandon, canceling the games from 2015 to 2017.


    http://espn.go.com/college-football...ighting-irish-opts-series-michigan-wolverines
     
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    Shamrock Series bridges past and future and will continue
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    Different venue, very different uniforms -- but a familiar foe nonetheless

    No. 9 Notre Dame's 25th meeting Saturday with Miami will put a new twist on one of the sport's most intense rivalries, as it's the fourth installment of the Irish's "Shamrock Series" -- when the school takes one home game to a major city and presents a taste of 21st-century life to a historic program.

    Soldier Field is the venue of choice for the Irish this season, following the Alamodome, Yankee Stadium and FedEx Field. Athletic director Jack Swarbrick said at the team's preseason media day Aug. 16 that the annual off-site home game is in the cards through at least the 2016 season, with sites but not opponents nailed down. Next year's will feature Arizona State at Cowboys Stadium.


    http://espn.go.com/blog/notre-dame-...6/shamrock-series-bridges-nds-past-and-future
     
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    ACC decides to keep 8-game conference schedule for football

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    As a partial ACC member, Notre Dame will play five football games a year against ACC teams, while retaining as much of their traditional independent rivalries as possible. Per the exit policies for the Big East, the conference Notre Dame houses the rest of its sports, the Fighting Irish wouldn't be eligible to begin competition in the ACC until 2015. If a $5 million buyout is paid to the Big East before that time, though, Notre Dame can make the switch at any time.

    Many believe the buyout could be paid before next school year.

    FSU keeps partnerships with Clemson and Miami. The Hurricanes will use FSU and Virginia Tech as their primary partners. Two meetings per season -- one at home and one away -- with the teams in those partnerships will be guaranteed. The rest of the 14 non-conference games -- the ACC announced earlier this year it will be moving next year from a 16-game conference schedule to 18 games -- will feature home and away games with two rotating opponents, and five home-only games and and five road-only games. The current primary crossover partners will remain consistent with Syracuse and Pitt becoming primary crossover partners with each other.

    Atlantic Division
    Boston College Eagles
    Clemson Tigers
    Florida St. Seminoles
    Maryland Terrapins
    N.C. State Wolfpack
    Syracuse Orange
    Wake Forest Demon Deacons

    Coastal Division
    Duke Blue Devils
    Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
    Miami Hurricanes
    North Carolina Tar Heels
    Pittsburgh Panthers
    Virginia Cavaliers
    Virginia Tech Hokies


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    Men's and Women's Basketball

    The ACC will continue to play an 18-game conference schedule with the addition of Notre Dame. The scheduling model will be based on a two-partner format.

    Each year, teams will play every league opponent at least once with the two partners playing home and away annually. In addition to the four annual games against partners, the remaining 14 conference games will feature home and away games with two rotating opponents and five home-only games and five road-only games.

    The two-primary-partner format preserves competitive balance and builds upon traditional rivalries while providing the opportunity to create new ones.

    Boston College - Notre Dame and Syracuse
    Clemson - Florida State and Georgia Tech
    Duke - North Carolina and Wake Forest
    Florida State - Clemson and Miami
    Georgia Tech - Clemson and Notre Dame
    Maryland - Pitt and Virginia
    Miami - Florida State and Virginia Tech
    North Carolina - Duke and NC State
    NC State - North Carolina and Wake Forest
    Notre Dame - Boston College and Georgia Tech
    Pitt - Maryland and Syracuse
    Syracuse - Boston College and Pitt
    Virginia - Maryland and Virginia Tech
    Virginia Tech - Miami and Virginia
    Wake Forest - Duke and NC State

    Following the regular season, the ACC Tournament format will continue to feature all league members. The Tournament will begin with three games on Wednesday, followed by four games on Thursday and Friday, two semifinals on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday. The top four seeds will continue to receive byes into Friday's quarterfinal round.

    In the annual ACC/B1G Challenge, the decision was made to include the 12 teams with the best RPI from the previous year.
    With respect to baseball, the conference announced a change that will feature only 10 teams in a six-day, double-elimination tournament at season's end. Two single-elimination games on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday will round out that tournament.

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    With respect to baseball, the conference announced a change that will feature only 10 teams in a six-day, double-elimination tournament at season's end. Two single-elimination games on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday will round out that tournament.


    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/spor...game-schedule-format-20121003,0,6016723.story
     
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    Big East schism muddies Irish move to ACC
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    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame's athletic director says the recently announced split between the Big East and seven schools that don't play major college football could complicate the Fighting Irish's exit from the conference.

    "Those two parties have to divide assets," Jack Swarbrick told reporters Monday. "It poses a question about who you're even talking to. Who is the Big East? Which of the two sides of that has the Big East name and rights, and who might lay claim to the Notre Dame affiliation going forward? It's an interesting dynamic to try and figure out where all that's headed. One of the real challenges we have right now is trying to assess when that might settle out."

    http://www.southbendtribune.com/spo...es-irish-move-to-acc-20121219,0,3821920.story
     
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    Notre Dame is coming to the ACC early;
    football arrangement still won't start until 2014

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    Notre Dame will become an official partial member of the ACC on July 1 this year after coming to an agreement to leave the fractured Big East. The decision was described by the league as "amicable."

    That means the ACC will welcome Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Notre Dame this year, making it a 15-team league for most sports.


    ACC commissioner John Swofford released this statement about today's news:

    “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.

    http://hamptonroads.com/2013/03/not...tball-arrangement-still-wont-start-until-2014
     
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    Clarifying Notre Dame's ACC football arrangement
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    Big news now that Notre Dame's move to the ACC will take place on July 1, but this will have little impact on football this fall. Since I've been getting plenty of questions about it, here's a quick refresher course for what this means on the gridiron:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/77535/clarifying-notre-dames-acc-arrangement
     
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    Notre Dame loses pair of receivers

    Rising Notre Dame sophomore wide receivers Davonte' Neal and Justin Ferguson have decided to transfer, coach Brian Kelly said Wednesday, meaning the Fighting Irish will have lost their top four signees from a 2012 recruiting class that was ranked No. 9 nationally.

    Neal, who was the Irish's primary punt returner last season, was the school's highest-rated prospect from the recruiting class of 2012, receiving five stars from ESPN and ranking as the No. 1 overall athlete in his class. Ferguson was a four-star prospect and the school's third-highest-rated signee in the 2012 class.

    Meanwhile, defensive end Chase Hounshell suffered a shoulder injury that will sideline him for the 2013 season -- one year after a similar injury forced him to miss all of last season.
     
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    NBC and Notre Dame Extend Television Deal
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    NBC Sports Group announced a 10-year contract extension to televise Notre Dame games, doubling the length of its previous agreement. NBC and Notre Dame said the extension would begin in 2016 and run through the 2025 season. Terms were not disclosed, though the current five-year contract is reportedly worth an average of $15 million annually.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/19/s...d-notre-dame-extend-television-deal.html?_r=0
     
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    ACC and Notre Dame Announce Five-Game Football Schedules for 2014-2016
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    First Three Years of Notre Dame's ACC Football Opponents Set

    GREENSBORO, NC — The Atlantic Coast Conference and the University of Notre Dame today announced the ACC opponents the Fighting Irish will play in the first three seasons of their football partnership with the league that begins with the 2014 season.

    As part of the agreement to join the Atlantic Coast Conference, Notre Dame will play five ACC teams each year, alternating between three home games and two away and two home games and three away each year. Notre Dame will face every ACC team at least once in the first three-year rotation of games.

    “The football partnership between the ACC and Notre Dame will not only enhance our league’s already ambitious football schedules but also will provide terrific fan excitement,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “One of the benefits, moving forward, is that almost all of our student-athletes will have an opportunity to play against Notre Dame during their ACC careers which is extremely special.”

    2014
    Notre Dame will play host to Louisville, North Carolina and Wake Forest. The Irish will have road games against Florida State and Syracuse.

    2015
    Clemson, Pittsburgh and Virginia will play host to the Irish with Notre Dame hosting Boston College and Georgia Tech.

    2016
    the Irish will play host to Duke, Miami and Virginia Tech and will have road contests with NC State and Syracuse.

    http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/041913aaa.html
     
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    2014 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Schedule
    **TENTATIVE**

    Saturday 08/30/14
    Rice Owls, Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN

    Saturday 09/06/14
    Michigan Wolverines, Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN

    Saturday 09/13/14
    Purdue Boilermakers, Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN

    Saturday 09/20/14
    TBA

    Saturday 09/27/14
    Syracuse Orange MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

    Saturday 10/04/14
    Stanford Cardinal, Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN

    Saturday 10/11/14
    at Temple Owls, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

    Saturday 10/18/14
    TBA

    Saturday 10/25/14
    at Arizona State Sun Devils, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ

    Saturday 11/01/14
    at Navy Midshipmen, FedEx Field, Landover, MD

    Saturday 11/08/14
    TBA

    Saturday 11/15/14
    Northwestern Wildcats, Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN

    Saturday 11/22/14
    TBA

    Saturday 11/29/14
    at USC Trojans, Los Angeles Mem. Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA


    2014 Games with dates TBA will be for new ACC opponents
    * Home games: Louisville, North Carolina, Wake Forest
    * Road game: Florida State

    All times of games TBA

    http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa-14/indep/2014-notre-dame-fighting-irish-football-schedule.php
     
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    Notre Dame to examine using stadium location
    as hub for student life and academic facilities

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    The University of Notre Dame announced today (May 2) that it is exploring an innovative approach to campus planning that would take advantage of the central location of the football stadium to make it a hub for, among other possibilities, a student center, media center and classroom and conference center.

    Potential areas of examination include constructing additions to the stadium to provide:
    •Space for classrooms, conferences, speakers, meetings, receptions and other events.

    •A student center for assembly and activity areas.

    •Resources for media, including facilities for the University’s expanding video and digital initiatives for academic purposes and external relations, as well as a press box.

    •A location for various hospitality functions for community and campus patrons.

    •Enhancements to the fan experience, including premium seating options.


    http://news.nd.edu/news/39703-notre...hub-for-student-life-and-academic-facilities/
     
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    Charlie Weis buyout may near $19M

    Former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis made more from the school in the 2011 season than Brian Kelly, the man who actually coached the Irish.

    Weis, now the coach at Kansas, received a buyout payment of $2,054,744 from Notre Dame as part of the agreement for his 2009 firing, according to the Chicago Tribune, which cited federal tax documents the school provided the newspaper.

    Weis received the same amount for the 2010 season -- in addition to the initial payment of $6,638,403 after his firing. And with the school scheduled for additional annual payments through December 2015, Weis could receive a total of $18,966,867 from Notre Dame, following four more payments of the same $2 million-plus figure from each of the past two seasons.
     
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    Brian Kelly says Tommy Rees to start

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    Tommy Rees is Notre Dame's starting quarterback again.

    After telling reporters last week there would be a three-way competition in August to replace suspended starter Everett Golson, coach Brian Kelly disclosed at a Grand Valley State University event in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Wednesday night that the job belongs to Rees, mlive.com reported.
     

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