While it doesn’t necessarily impact what we do here at Crystal Ball Run, a long-held rumor was confirmed this morning by ESPN.com’s Brett McMurphy: Notre Dame is headed to the ACC!!! Well, not in football, per se, where they’ll remain independent. But in all other sports… Notre Dame is headed for Tobacco Road!! Can you feel the excitement?
We thought so. This is straight from McMurphy’s Twitter feed:
Notre Dame will join ACC as full member w/exception of football. ND will play 5 football games annually vs. ACC, sources told @espn
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 12, 2012
So there you have it. What has been a long-standing on-again, off-again rumor, is apparently no longer rumor, but now just official. According to the McMurphy, the school will leave the Big East after their 27-month contractual obligation finishes, putting them in the ACC no later than the fall of 2015. However, like West Virginia, Pitt and Syracuse before them, the school could try to g...