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Irish addition makes ACC even better

But Notre Dame's departure is a big blow to the Big East

Originally Published: September 12, 2012
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

Notre Dame's impending departure from the Big East to the ACC will make for yet another identity shift for two leagues with a considerable history of success in women's basketball.

Connecticut, with its seven national titles, unquestionably has been the giant of the Big East and did still have a dominant lead in the series with the Irish. But Notre Dame was one of the few other Big East schools in the past decade that could at times not only look eye-to-eye at that giant and refuse ...

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