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Nov. 17, 2011; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Muffet McGraw stands with Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick, right, and her son Murphy McGraw, left, as she is honored before the game against the Hartford Hawks at the Purcell Pavilion. McGraw was named to the Womens Basketball Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

Sources: Notre Dame To Join ACC

According to multiple sources and outlets, Notre Dame will join the ACC in all sports except for football and hockey as soon as it can leave the Big East. This move will protect Notre Dame’s football independence for the time being and allow Notre Dame to continue to compete on a high level in Olympic Sports.

This move also fits academically with Notre Dame. Notre Dame joins institutions like Duke, Virginia and Wake Forest. These school all have the same academic prowess that Notre Dame has.

It is also a great move for Notre Dame basketball, lacrosse and women’s soccer. All of these sports compete at a high level. Notre Dame will now play better competition on a regular basis. This should give them access to better recruiting areas as opposed to the Big 12 or Big 10.

An official announcement has yet to come but with multiple outlets reporting, Notre Dame would need to respond soon. More details should be coming.

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