Notre Dame Women's Basketball | May 6, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - While Notre Dame might be entering its second season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, there is still quite a bit that remains new for the Fighting Irish, according to their 2014-15 ACC schedule that was announced Tuesday morning by the conference office.
For the second consecutive season, the reigning ACC champion Notre Dame will play Boston College in a home-and-home series as one of its two "rival partners," but the Fighting Irish will have a new face filling the second dual opponent role next year, with Georgia Tech (a 20-game winner and NCAA Championship qualifier last year) replacing Duke as Notre Dame's "rival partner." The ACC's 16-game scheduling format features eight home and eight road contests, with schools playing every other institution once and two teams twice.
"The ACC is the toughest conference in the country, and that showed last year when we had eight teams make the NCAA Tournament, including two in the Final Four," Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw said. "The conference schedule prepared us extremely well for the postseason last year, and now when you add in another strong team like Louisville, it's going to be a challenge for us next season. There will be some exciting home games for our fans to see at Purcell Pavilion, and we'll also be making some trips to schools we haven't been to in quite a long time, so we will be tested each and every night we take the floor."