ACC games one way to predict Notre Dame
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ACC games one way to predict Notre Dame

Irish's season has followed their record against ACC opponents

Photo: NC State beat Notre Dame last year in monsoon conditions

Notre Dame begins its fourth season under the Atlantic Coast Conference deal that allows the football team to maintain its treasured conference independence. In exchange, the Irish schedule ACC schools and grant ACC membership for other sports.

From the results of the first three years, there’s a lot more to read into a Notre Dame season than one might think based on how the Irish fared against ACC opponents. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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