Football stays independent but brings 5 games annually to ACC
Date: September 12, 2012•
The University of Notre Dame accepted an invitation today (Sept. 12) to become a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in all sports except football.
Most Notre Dame athletics programs have been members of the Big East Conference since 1995. Jack Swarbrick, vice president and director of athletics at Notre Dame, said the University will work with the Big East and ACC on a timetable to transfer athletic membership.
Notre Dame's football team will remain independent. After Notre Dame officially joins the ACC, Notre Dame will play five football games annually against ACC opponents.
Watch the official ACC press conference featuring Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., ACC Commissioner John Swofford, and Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick.