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Notre Dame Apparently Headed To The ACC (For All But Football, Hockey)

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Updated with SB Nation link. I guess the idea of playing basketball against the likes of SMU and Houston didn't sit well in South Bend. The first info I saw on this subjecthttp://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/8369070/notre-dame-sports-football-hockey-acc came from ESPN's Brett McMurphy, who has a good track record with this sort of thing. While I've been expecting a move like this for some time (based on message board chatter), I didn't quite expect it today. The Fighting Irish will now see a sizable chunk of its football schedule filled with ACC opposition (5 games according to McMurphy). Plus, they'll join fellow ACC rival Boston College in Hockey East. (Note the ACC will need four more teams to sponsor hockey as a conference, a big number, but not too sizable.) The big question is when this move happens, given the Big East's 27-month notice requirement. But, hey, it's not like Notre Dame would have much issue getting past that hurdle financially. Another is if football joins the conference down the road at some point, perhaps when the NBC money runs out.

Notre Dame To Join ACC

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Notre Dame is moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference in every sport except football, where the Fighting Irish will maintain their status as an independent.

Boston University Off To The Patriot League For 2013-14

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The Wheel O' Conference Realignment has taken yet another turn. The Terriers leave the America East, where it was a charter member. Holy Cross now has a convenient travel partner in the now nine-team loop. The Conference Changes for 2013-14 page is now updated with this info. Read more about this at Unranked America East.

Conference Realignment For 2013-14

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I'm updating this as quickly as I can based on new information. Today, I've moved Charlotte, UTSA, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, and FIU to Conference USA, reducing their soon-to-be former conferences in kind. As for Old Dominion ... well, that's a different story entirely. The Monarchs have yet to commit. When they do, I'll move them, and wait for the next set of dominoes to fall.

MWC Connection: San Jose State And Utah State Are Mountain West-Bound

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The parade of conference realignment press conferences continues on Friday with the official announcement of the Spartans' and Aggies' move. I've updated the Conference Realignment For 2013-14 page yet again with this info.

Butler To The Atlantic 10; Texas State To Sun Belt Now Official

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Mike Rutherford has more over at SB Nation. The Conference Realignment for 2013-14 page is updated with this news, along with Texas State's move to the Sun Belt. More info will be added as moves, especially in the A10, CAA, C-USA, and Mountain West, are made official.

San Diego State Officially Headed To The Big West

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The Aztecs will be moving in time for the 2013-14 academic year when the football program will be heading to the Big East.

Texas A&M Will Officially Join SEC in 2012

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The next obvious question is, who does the SEC get as their 14th member? Mizzou? West Virgnia?

The MWCUSA? Mountain West/Conference USA talk merger, The Mtn. expands coverage - Cowboy Altitude

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The Road over at Cowboy Altitude (SBNation's Wyoming Cowboys site) has a nice recap of the latest developments in the MWC/CUSA Merger talks. Among the ideas being discussed: 1. Championship game between top team in MWC and CUSA. Winner goes to a BCS Bowl. 2. Moving members to balance the leagues. UTEP could join the Mountain West and be close to New Mexico. Conference USA could focus on the Eastern half of Texas and the Southeast. Not sure this has a big chance of occurring since the Miners seem pretty happy playing so many other Texas schools. 3. Media Partnerships. Both leagues play some of their games on CBS College Sports. The MWC teams also appear on Versus and it's own network The Mtn. A few CUSA games get picked up by ESPN. 4. Scheduling partnerships for out of conference games. Basketball scheduling could be easier with road trips that hit two or three schools at once.

MWC, C-USA to Take talks to 'Next Level' - SignOnSanDiego.com

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Representatives from three MWC schools are meeting with representatives from three C-USA squads to take talks to the "next level." Let's see if the "merger" idea picks up steam in the coming days.

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