It’s an open question as to how much Notre Dame basketball will benefit by moving to the ACC, but there’s little doubt that several other schools will come out on the short end of the deal. Both the Irish’s new conference and the Big East they’re leaving behind will have programs with reasons to regret ND’s decision.
One opponent who won’t be too happy to see the Irish arrive in their new home is the Clemson Tigers.
As coach Brad Brownell tries to build a consistent winner, his job gets a good deal tougher with the addition of a new conference rival, who will become a near-automatic L on Clemson’s league record over the next several years.
Herein, a closer look at the Tigers and five more teams that will wish Notre Dame had stayed put in the Big East.