Originally Posted by dmaul1114
Notre Dame is joining the ACC in all sports but football. But will play 5 games a year against ACC teams in football.
That should sure up the ACC some, and make those FSU/Clemson to the Big 12 (and teams like MD/UVA to Big 10) rumors die down for a while.
With that I guess the Big 12 will stay at 10 for the foreseeable future. They just signed a 13 year, $2.6 million dollar TV deal that required all the teams to sign their tier 1 and tier 2 media rights to the conference for those 13 years (i.e. the Big 12 gets their TV money even if they leave for another conference) so no one is going anywhere. And I don't think any of the teams they could easily get (Louisville, BYU etc.) would get the TV deal upped enough that the split per team doesn't drop from the current $20 million per team per year.
As for ND, this is probably a smart move. The 5 games will probably get them to drop some of their traditional rivals--which in a way sucks. But their current set up gives them far too difficult of schedule most years to have any realistic shot at making the BCS title game or future 4 team playoff.
This is probably great news for L'ville if the BIG12 decides to expand. They were hoping to land ND but L'ville makes a lot of sense. The Big East is pretty much dead. I hope Rutgers finds a way off this sinking ship. Also, the ACC is now the premier BBall conference in the country.