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Notre Dame joining ACC next season

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Notre Dame is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference a season earlier than expected, following the split among the Big East's football schools and seven Catholic schools that are leaving to form a basketball-focused conference.
    
Notre Dame announced the move Tuesday, six months after it surprised the college sports world by opting to join the ACC in all sports except football and hockey.
    
Tuesday's move means Notre Dame will join the ACC at the same time as fellow Big East members Pittsburgh and Syracuse, which announced earlier they would join the league. Louisville is expected to join the ACC after next season.
    
The move means Notre Dame coaches can move forward with scheduling for the 2013-14 school year.

"Our conference, schools and fans are delighted that Notre Dame will join the ACC on July 1, 2013," ACC commissioner John Swofford said. "The addition of Notre Dame, Pitt and Syracuse, followed by Louisville in 2014, positions us extremely well with an outstanding collection of 15 member institutions.

"As was previously announced, our annual five games against Notre Dame in football will begin with the 2014 season. This not only will enhance our league's already ambitious football schedules but also will provide terrific fan excitement.

"From a basketball perspective, the level of competition will be second to none. As we look towards the future, there's no denying that ACC Basketball will continue to set even higher standards of excitement and excellence. The competition will be brutal, which is a great thing for our league and fans."

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