Notre Dame will join ACC as full member w/exception of football. ND will play 5 football games annually vs. ACC, sources told @espnWhile the Irish haven't been as recently relevant nationally in football as they suppose themselves to be, they still have a very dedicated and devoted fan base. And their own TV deal. Plus, as a basketball member, they do add something.
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 12, 2012
With five ACC games, you have to think their annual games against some of the B1G teams are in jeopardy, right? They already play Boston College, so adding four other teams means some of Notre Dame's annual games have to be in play. No way they give up the Southern Cal game.
Also, how much does Jack Swarbrick hate Jim Delany to go to the ACC over the B1G?
Update: It is a real thing:
Notre Dame to the ACC. News Release at 10 AM. Stay Tuned. #NDACC
— The ACC (@theACC) September 12, 2012