While the Syracuse Orange and Pittsburgh Panthers are taking their talents to the Atlantic Coast Conference at some point in coming seasons, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame will not be joining their Big East counterparts in the ACC.
Ever since the Notre Dame Football program was developed in 1887, the Irish have never been a part of a college football conference, as the team has resided as one of the few schools that have remained a football independent in the era of conference play.
With the birth of super conferences on the horizon, the Fighting Irish still have plenty of reasons to remain an FBS independent, instead of joining either the Big Ten, ACC or any other league for their football program.
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