Teel Time: Big East Breakup Could Accelerate Notre Dame's ACC Arrival

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Teel Time: Big East Breakup Could Accelerate Notre Dame's ACC Arrival
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With Notre Dame set to begin playing five ACC football teams per season in 2014, the most probable timetable for the Fighting Irish joining the conference for other sports was that same year. But the Big East’s impending breakup could fast-forward that arrival to 2013. As Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel and ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported Thursday, the Big East’s seven Catholic basketball schools, those that do not play Bowl Subdivision football, are poised to leave a conference that, with future members such as Tulane, Houston and SMU, they no longer recognize.

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