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Report: Notre Dame may join ACC next season

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Notre Dame could join the ACC as soon as next season, and play in the ACC Tournament, if the Fighting Irish can work out an early departure from the Big East, ESPN is reporting.

ESPN reported that Notre Dame wants to leave early because the other seven Catholic schools in the sprawling Big East are about to leave to form their own conference.

Notre Dame will join the ACC in all sports but football. The Big East requires schools to give it 27-months advance notice before leaving. The Irish would have to negotiate an earlier  departure.

The ACC has 12 members this season. Pittsburgh and Syracuse will join the league for the 2013-14 academic year. Louisville is expected to join in 2014, and Maryland will leave for the Big Ten that year.

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