The ACC put out an official release, so it's done.
The Atlantic Coast Conference Council of Presidents has unanimously voted to accept the University of Notre Dame as a new member. The Irish will compete as full members in all conference sponsored sports with the exception of football which will play five games annually against league programs.
Buried at the bottom of a lot of fluff is this.
In addition to extending an invitation to Notre Dame, the Council of Presidents voted to increase the conference exit fees to three times the annual operating budget. Currently this would equate to an exit fee of over $50 million.
FSU and Clemson probably aren't going to the Big 12 anytime soon.
It looks like the Irish won't pick and choose who they want to play either.
Each ACC school is guaranteed to play Notre Dame in football once out of every three years.— Eric Hansen (@hansenNDInsider) September 12, 2012
Original forum post:
Well, nothing like some huge news on a Wednesday morning.
Notre Dame will join ACC as soon as it exits Big East. BE requires 27 months notice, but Irish could negotiate earlier exit— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 12, 2012
Do you like the move? Do you think it'll lead to Notre Dame becoming full ACC members? Do you want Virginia Tech to play Notre Dame immediately? Who do you have as the 16th ACC school?