SI.com reported late Monday night Notre Dame will be part of the ACC next season. The Irish will be joining the league in all sports except football. The Irish football program will be associated with the ACC and play a five game ACC schedule beginning in 2014.
Notre Dame will join Pittsburgh and Syracuse as ACC newcomers next season with Louisville joining the league at some point in the future. The report said the Big East is expected to vote Tuesday to let the Irish out of their league commitment so they can move forward with their ACC membership. Notre Dame, according to the report, will not have to pay a heavy exit fee.
Notre Dame’s addition will give the ACC 15 teams for next season. The league will drop back to 14 when Maryland leaves for the Big Ten following next season, but will return to 15 with the addition of Louisville.