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Notre Dame Apparently Headed To The ACC (For All But Football, Hockey)

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Updated with SB Nation link. I guess the idea of playing basketball against the likes of SMU and Houston didn't sit well in South Bend. The first info I saw on this subjecthttp://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/8369070/notre-dame-sports-football-hockey-acc came from ESPN's Brett McMurphy, who has a good track record with this sort of thing. While I've been expecting a move like this for some time (based on message board chatter), I didn't quite expect it today. The Fighting Irish will now see a sizable chunk of its football schedule filled with ACC opposition (5 games according to McMurphy). Plus, they'll join fellow ACC rival Boston College in Hockey East. (Note the ACC will need four more teams to sponsor hockey as a conference, a big number, but not too sizable.) The big question is when this move happens, given the Big East's 27-month notice requirement. But, hey, it's not like Notre Dame would have much issue getting past that hurdle financially. Another is if football joins the conference down the road at some point, perhaps when the NBC money runs out.

Convolution, Thy Name Is Big East Expansion

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Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean looks at the Big East expansion and tries to sift through all of the various things that are yet to be resolved.

Big East Coast Bias: Football-Driven Expansion Is About To Happen

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For basketball purposes, Houston, SMU, and UCF are poor replacements for Pitt, Syracuse, and West Virginia, but you and I know that's not what this is about. Boise State and San Diego State are set to come aboard for football only. The Aztecs are likely to join the Big West in other sports, which refreshingly makes geographic sense, even if such a move is a competitive step down. There's no word yet on where the Broncos would park their other sports. Air Force is also a possible addition, though they have the same conference issue as Boise. Navy, which has no such issues thanks to its place in the Patriot League, could also join. More info and analysis when things become official, as there are sure to be more dominoes falling. Be sure to check out Mountain West Connection's take on this too.

Looks Like The Horned Frogs Are Skipping Past The Big East And Jumping To The Big 12

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Chris Dobbertean of Blogging the Bracket thinks TCU's likely move to the Big 12 makes sense, even if it is likely to create further ripples nationally.

So, Syracuse And Pitt Are ACC-Bound. Time To Update The Realignment Page

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And on the seventh day, the Atlantic Coast Conference's powers that be did not rest. Instead, they expanded their loop, making Pittsburgh and Syracuse the league's 13th and 14th members. This move...

The Big East Expands Southwest To TCU And Your Viewer's Guide For November 30

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Blogging the Bracket's Chris Dobbertean looks back at some things written about TCU's move to the Big East and shares some of his own before jumping into a look at Tuesday night's college...

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