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View Poll Results: If ND were forced to join a conference in full membership, which would it choose?
ACC 8 28.57%
Big Ten 18 64.29%
Pac Ten 1 3.57%
SEC 0 0%
Big 12 1 3.57%
Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-24-2017, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by orca17 View Post
When I think of Notre Dame, I think of the Notre Dame of my youth that ran up big scores on bottom dwellers from major conferences and refused to accept bowl bids (in my opinion, for fear of being exposed as mediocre), until the lure of bowl game cash became too big to ignore. Then they tried to schedule BCS bowl trips by loading their schedule with lightweights (service academies and more bottom teams from major conferences). The USC game has been an anomaly, one that I believe that ND would have dumped years ago had it not become an annual event. Their new association with the ACC makes booking a 10-2 season a bit more difficult, since the ACC chooses who they play and where.
Originally Posted by Dport7674 View Post
Their football team isn't in the ACC. And probably never will be.
Orca didn't say that Notre Dame was in the ACC; he said they have an association with the ACC. Everything he said was true. Notre Dame is required to play 5 ACC schools in football every year, but the games are not counted as conference games for any of the teams involved.
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:58 AM
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Originally Posted by edsg25 View Post
And the ACC gives ND a hook in the northeast market, a place it highly values with Pitt giving it Pittsburgh, Syracuse giving it a connection with the NYC market. And, course, BC bringing in Boston. Yet The Big Ten gives more bang-for-the-buck than the ACC in the northeast. Of the major markets, only Boston isn't included in the conference, but look at the rest; Penn State delivers Philadelphia, Rutgers does the same for NYC and Both DC and Baltimore are brought in by UMD.
Who really cares about Rutgers sports though? Syracuse is a much more valuable catch than Rutgers since they have a strong fanbase in the Tri-State area and actually win games. Rutgers isn't good at any major sport so I can't imagine anyone paying much attention to them. The only purpose Rutgers serves in the Big Ten is providing Big Ten alums in the area a chance to see Michigan/OSU/MSU, etc. blow a team out in person without having to travel that far from home.
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:07 PM
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Rutgers is LIFE!!!

Just playin'.. Go Hawkeyes
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