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Photo by: Gerry Broome

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford, left, speaks during a news conference at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, where Notre Dame was announced as an addition to the conference. Notre Dame comes as close as it ever has in surrendering its independence in football, agreeing to play five games against the league's programs every year and joining the burgeoning league in all other sports. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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