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Notre Dame to the ACC, Speculations and Questions Answered in Press Conference

Earlier today, Lacrosse Playground reported the move Notre Dame has made to join the ACC. Yet, a lot of questions have created speculation for what the future holds. Read More…

May 26, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish midfield Will Corrigan (17) controls the ball during the second half of the NCAA Division I semifinals against the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE

May 26, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish midfield Will Corrigan (17) controls the ball during the second half of the NCAA Division I semifinals against the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE

Earlier today, Lacrosse Playground reported the move Notre Dame has made to join the ACC. Yet, a lot of questions have created speculation for what the future holds.

Live ACC and Notre Dame Press Conference

– When will Notre Dame join?
– Will Notre Dame pay the Big East exit fee right away or wait out the 27 months? They’ll exit pronto.
– Obviously, the ACC will eventually get an AQ, but that won’t be until they’ve had 6 members for a while (I think it is 3 years).
– It could impact traditional out of conference games each team plays. With each team adding really strong powers, they’ll have to give a good hard look at their schedules and what teams they need to drop and add to make a schedule optimal for making the NCAA tournament.
– Will they drop any schools that they regularly play?

– Could impact recruiting. Who wouldn’t want to play in the ACC now? What does it do to teams like Hopkins or Georgetown (who is trying to rebuild) or the Ivy schools? I don’t know the answer, but it would be tough for a kid to turn down a chance to play at one of the ACC schools.
– Will Pitt and Virginia Tech feel obligated to create varsity lacrosse programs? Let’s hope.

What else is left to be discussed? Let us know below.

In 2009, Adam O’Neill, Harry Alford and Thomas Alford launched Lacrosse Playground as the preeminent site for lacrosse gearheads. For years Lacrosse Playground provided lacrosse fans with tutorials and tips on how to string a lacrosse head, up-close looks at the gear the top players used and sneak peeks at equipment and uniforms before they were released. More than 10 years and millions of visits later, Lacrosse Playground has relaunched with a focus on storytelling. Our mission is to provide comprehensive coverage of the latest lacrosse news, share insights into the sports betting and fantasy lacrosse world and showcase the lifestyles and personalities of the sport of lacrosse through articles, videos and podcasts.

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