Swofford says ACC is ready when Irish ready
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Swofford says ACC is ready when Irish ready

ACC isn't pushing Irish to consider College Football Playoff implications

Photo: John Swofford

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Think of Notre Dame’s relationship with the Atlantic Coast Conference as a lengthy engagement rather than a marriage.

The Irish are entering their fourth year of a unique arrangement that allows them to stubbornly remain a conference independent. Notre Dame plays five ACC opponents as non-conference football games in exchange for full ACC membership granted its other men’s and women's teams. ..


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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, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, 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.

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