Notre Dame to ACC in all sports but football

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Notre Dame is moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference – yet keeping its football independence.

The school’s president, the Rev. John I. Jenkins, and athletic director Jack Swarbrick joined league Commissioner John Swofford and three ACC presidents for a news conference Wednesday, September 12th announcing the Irish’s move from the Big East.

Swofford says “this is truly a historic moment for the Atlantic Coast Conference.”

The ACC and Notre Dame say the school will play five football games annually against the league’s programs, but will be a full member in all other sports.

The ACC also says it has increased its exit fees for league schools to three times the annual operation budget – which would currently come to more than $50 million.