The new move also means the Fighting Irish football squad will play a minimum of five football games against other ACC schools every year. So the football team sort of joins a conference without really joining a conference. They are included in the ACC's bowl rotation, which will be nicer for Notre Dame as in the past, they had a wait-and-see situation with bowls.
USC - Notre Dame
Obviously, several long-established football relationships with other schools will be ended in some form or fashion. But the biggest intersectional rivalry in the country - with the University of Southern California Trojans - will continue. The USC Trojans and Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been playing since the days of Howard Jones and Knute Rockne. Along with the Trojans, in a peculiar twist of sorts, the Irish will essentially keep two other games on their current schedule: Navy and Stanford.
This week, the University of Notre nike hyperfuse shoes for sale Dame made what could be a huge decision for the school as well as for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) when they announced their sports programs will move to the North Carolina based ACC (source - Washington Post). The exact date they would move hasn't been agreed upon yet but technically, this move is for the 2014-2015 school year. The football team will remain independent … well, kinda, sort of.
Irish Athletic director Jack Swarbrick said tracy mcgrady shoes for sale this about who they would continue to play: "We're going to keep some traditional rivals and we're going to get around the country. We're still going to be in California every year and we're still going to find a way to get into the Southwest. And, of course, this gives us a great East Coast footprint and we want to make sure we keep a Midwest presence, too. We'll meet our mission and make sure Notre Dame is playing everywhere in the country."
But the ACC?