In the latest realignment news, Notre Dame joined the Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday, the league announced in a statement. As the 15th member of the conference, Notre Dame will compete in all conference sports except football and hockey.
The move will reunite the Fighting Irish with Pittsburgh and Syracuse, two other members of the Big East Conference who left for the A.C.C. Notre Dame has long retained its football independence, and will continue to do so under the new agreement, but it will also now play five games a year against A.C.C. programs.