• Notre Dame to ACC in all sports but football


    Notre Dame is moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference -- yet keeping its football independence.

    The school's president, the Rev. John I. Jenkins, and athletic director Jack Swarbrick joined league Commissioner John Swofford and three ACC presidents for a news conference Wednesday announcing the Irish's move from the Big East.

    Swofford says "this is truly a historic moment for the Atlantic Coast Conference."

    The ACC and Notre Dame say the school will play five football games annually against the league's programs, but will be a full member in all other sports.

    The ACC also says it has increased its exit fees for league schools to three times the annual operation budget -- which would currently come to more than $50 million.

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