Conference Realignment: Notre Dame Will Join ACC Next Season

US PRESSWIRE

According to SI, Notre Dame will join the ACC next season in basketball (and everything else except football while they're at it).

Syracuse Orange fans have had concerns about the lack of rivalries headed into the ACC. However, they're going to have one more familiar face than expected with the news that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will announce that they will play basketball in the ACC starting next season, via SI.

Notre Dame’s basketball teams will play in the ACC next year, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. The Big East presidents will vote on the issue Tuesday morning, and an announcement is expected sometime after their conference call ends.

"It’s everyone’s intention that this will happen tomorrow," said the source

Since the Maryland Terrapins will still be in the ACC, the schedule-maker will have to put together a 15-team schedule. That number will stay the same in 2014-2015 when Maryland leaves and the Louisville Cardinals enter. Notre Dame is locked into home-and-homes with Boston College and Georgia Tech every year so they're likely to play SU only once, though twice is a possibility.

While not mentioned in the SI news story, that undoubtedly means that Notre Dame will play every other non-football sport in the ACC next season as well. ACC Lacrosse will be just this-side of insane. The current rankings of all six teams are No. 1, No. 4, No. 7, No. 8, No. 11 and No. 17.

For more on this...

Notre Dame to join ACC in 2013-2014, officially

Hey Notre Dame, You're In The ACC: Now What?

SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

You must be a member of Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician. You should read them.

Join Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

You must be a member of Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker