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

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.

Boston University Off To The Patriot League For 2013-14

The Wheel O' Conference Realignment has taken yet another turn. The Terriers leave the America East, where it was a charter member. Holy Cross now has a convenient travel partner in the now nine-team loop. The Conference Changes for 2013-14 page is now updated with this info. Read more about this at Unranked America East.

Conference Realignment For 2013-14

I'm updating this as quickly as I can based on new information. Today, I've moved Charlotte, UTSA, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, and FIU to Conference USA, reducing their soon-to-be former conferences in kind. As for Old Dominion ... well, that's a different story entirely. The Monarchs have yet to commit. When they do, I'll move them, and wait for the next set of dominoes to fall.

MWC Connection: San Jose State And Utah State Are Mountain West-Bound

The parade of conference realignment press conferences continues on Friday with the official announcement of the Spartans' and Aggies' move. I've updated the Conference Realignment For 2013-14 page yet again with this info.

Butler To The Atlantic 10; Texas State To Sun Belt Now Official

Mike Rutherford has more over at SB Nation. The Conference Realignment for 2013-14 page is updated with this news, along with Texas State's move to the Sun Belt. More info will be added as moves, especially in the A10, CAA, C-USA, and Mountain West, are made official.

San Diego State Officially Headed To The Big West

The Aztecs will be moving in time for the 2013-14 academic year when the football program will be heading to the Big East.

Memphis hires Tranghese, is a Big East Spot to Follow?

Sean Keeley over at Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician writes that Memphis hired former Big East Commish Mike Tranghese to as a consultant. His job is to help move the Tigers to a BCS conference. With 8 football members, adding a 9th would finally mean the Big East would have 8 conference games, evenly split home and away. With 16 basketball members, however, further growth would seem impossible. John Templon over at Chicago College Basketball writes that DePaul is the team getting the most attention on message boards as a possible target for getting "Templed" from the league.

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