Notre Dame Basketball: What the Schedule Could Look Like in the Future

Trevor LowryContributor ISeptember 12, 2012

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 16:  Head coach Mike Brey of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish reacts in the first half while taking on the Xavier Musketeers during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 16, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have made it official today that they will move to the ACC in college basketball, not to mention in many other sports (according to Yahoo! Sports). This will, of course, have a huge impact on the landslide of college basketball, but I am much more interested in the matchups and the actual action of playing basketball.

So, let's take a look at how the Fighting Irish's schedule could look in the future.

For starters, let's take a look at the powerhouses in college basketball that will be in the ACC.

You have Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse and Pittsburgh. Those are just the dominant teams that will be in the conference. Then enters Notre Dame.

Duke and North Carolina will no longer dominate the conference, for the fact that there will be arguably four powerhouses in the conference.

On to the schedule. The Fighting Irish will play Pittsburgh and Syracuse in the future. All three of these teams previously played in the Big East, so it will be exciting to see them play each other once again, but in a different conference.

Notre Dame will also have to play the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils.

That alone sounds rough, but there are still tough teams in the ACC, like Florida State, Miami, North Carolina State—you get the point. The ACC will be one of the best conferences in basketball, if not the best.

These are just the conference games for the Fighting Irish, so you would expect that they wouldn't have the toughest out-of-conference schedule in the world. However, Notre Dame will still have a very tough schedule in the future, as a result of joining the ACC.

For a list of current ACC teams that Notre Dame will most likely have to play, you can follow this link.


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