Irish AD: Catholic 7 'a viable option'

Updated: March 1, 2013, 9:04 PM ET
By Matt Fortuna | ESPN.com

Notre Dame's athletic department sits in a more challenging position Friday than it did Thursday. As athletic director Jack Swarbrick sees it, things probably will not be getting easier any time soon.

As the Big East's departing Catholic schools begin to break off with the intent of starting their own league next season, the Fighting Irish are left wondering which conference their non-football sports will be playing in this fall.

Another year in the existing Big East, which they announced ...

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