Notre Dame Unlikely to Play ACC Hoops in 2013-2014
Not much to comment about here… the reports are that Notre Dame is unlikely to get out of the Big East in time for the 2013-2014 season. At least part of the issue is what is going on with the so-called “Catholic 7” and their formation of a new league. Notre Dame certainly does not want to be in a hoops conference with the leftovers from the Big East. But if the Georgetown, Villanova, Marquette, and DePaul group is still around for 2013-2014, the urgency to leave is reduced substantially.
We can expect the anti-ACC (i.e. West Virginia bloggers) to say that this is “proof” that the ACC is about to be raided and/or that Notre Dame is getting cold feet. If that is true, it will only be dumb luck for those bloggers. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. If you throw out rumors every week, you will be bound to get a few right over a long enough period of time.
On another note, Frank the Tank has an interesting update on the Catholic 7 and the Big 10’s possible interest in Johns Hopkins for lacrosse only. The Confidential continues to ponder whether the ACC should consider Navy for football only. Another partner for Notre Dame.