April 3, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Baylor Bears center Brittney Griner (42) blocks the shot of Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Kayla McBride (23) during the first half in the finals of the 2012 NCAA women

Notre Dame Sports: Reports of Conference Switch Shot Down

The Fighting Irish have been in reports over the last few months regarding a non-football conference switch. However, those reports are being denied.

Notre Dame’s Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick told the Chicago Tribune that Notre Dame is not going anywhere as of right now.

“I have no idea what prompted (the reports) that,” Swarbrick said. “It is not based on any discussion, any meeting we have done…

“I can’t imagine what triggered the account, because I did see it. There was no conversation, no ‘something’ that would cause it to be written.”  -Jack Swarbrick

The idea of Notre Dame moving to the Big 12 would is interesting. For one, Notre Dame should stay loyal to the Big East for all that they have done for them. But, times have changed. With no Pittsburgh, Syracuse, or even West Virginia, Notre Dame has no reason to not explore the possibility to play the Big 12. Playing Baylor, Kansas, and Texas in basketball would be great for the program and the fans.

Personally, I believe Notre Dame should stay in the Big East. I don’t see the point in switching conference to play similar competition. Marquette, Georgetown, and Villanova aren’t going anywhere. Why should we?

If things aren’t working out in a few years, my opinion may change however.

Should Notre Dame switch conferences? Let us know in the comments section below!


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