Irish AD thrown by Big East chaos

December, 17, 2012
12/17/12
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- In light of the Big East's Catholic, basketball-only schools' Saturday announcement that they would break off from the rest of the conference, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick likened his school Monday to a child caught in the middle of a divorce, as the Irish do not yet know who to negotiate with as they seek a streamlined exit following their September announcement that all sports but football and hockey will compete in the ACC.

"There is a point where I can't have our teams at risk of not knowing what they're doing, and that's probably sooner rather than later," Swarbrick said.

Swarbrick said there have been no exit fee discussions with the Big East, which requires a 27-month waiting period following a decision to leave.

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