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FILE - This July 22, 2012 file photo shows Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford speaking to the media during the conference's college football kickoff news conference in Greensboro, N.C. Notre Dame is leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports but football.The ACC said Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, the school will play five football games annually against the league's programs, but will be a full member in all other sports. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
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FILE - This July 22, 2012 file photo shows Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford speaking to the media during the conference's college football kickoff news conference in Greensboro, N.C. Notre Dame is leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports but football.The ACC said Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, the school will play five football games annually against the league's programs, but will be a full member in all other sports. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

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