Yesterday, the ACC announced the acquisition of Notre Dame as the league’s newest addition, following Pittsburgh and Syracuse, which joined last year.
Although Notre Dame will not be a full member of the conference in terms of football, the Fighting Irish will play five football games per year against ACC foes. In all other sports, including basketball, Notre Dame will be a full member, pushing the league’s number of schools to 15.
For Duke fans, that means marquee football matchups that will be televised every few years, in addition to another boost to arguably the best college basketball conference in the country. And, former Duke basketball assistant coach, Mike Brey, will make his return to the league. Brey, who coached at Duke from 1987-1995 under Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski, first was a head coach at Delaware and now guides the Fighting Irish.
The Chronicle’s weekly football video segment made in conjunction with Duke Student Broadcasting, Four Downs, sat down for a special edition of the program to talk about the addition of Notre Dame to the ACC. Check it out: