Notre Dame Basketball: 4 New Rivalries for the Irish in the Talent-Rich ACC

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Notre Dame Basketball: 4 New Rivalries for the Irish in the Talent-Rich ACC
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When people think of Notre Dame athletics, the first thing that comes to mind is the football program.

Obviously, this is for good reason. Touchdown Jesus, the aura surrounding the field, the golden helmets and even the tear-jerking movie Rudy conjure up memories of the historical excellence of one of the nation’s most polarizing and successful football powerhouses.

However, today’s news that the Irish will join the ACC as a full member with the exception of football probably has a bigger impact on basketball than any other sport.

For years, Notre Dame has played in the Big East when it comes to hoops and has developed passionate rivalries with schools such as Syracuse, Connecticut and Louisville.

But now that the Irish are set to join the ACC, plenty of new rivalries are on the horizon. Here are four of them. 

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