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On Wednesday, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick spoke at the Sports Business Journal's
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On Wednesday, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick spoke at the Sports Business Journal's Intercollegiate Athletics Forum in Las Vegas. Per FOX Sports' Bryan Fischer, he confirmed the school has no intention of joining a conference. And here's why...
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"We don’t do it because it’s financially advantageous or competitively advantageous," Swarbrick said. "We do it because of the value to the university."
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Clashmore Mike3 months
Notre Dame signed a new contract with NBC a few weeks ago for reportedly $50 million per year through 2029. This is in addition to the approximately $17 million per year partial share it receives from the ACC. So expect Notre Dame to remain independent and not join a conference anytime soon.
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Sissidog023 months
We believe our sht don’t stink, losing to mid conference P5 teams stinks.
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DownSouthJukin3 months
"Picking and choosing our competition allows us to play weaker P5 teams so we can cake walk into the 12 team playoffs. And NBC is paying us dumb money for our TV rights."
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atltiger64873 months
Money - the NBC TV contract, where ND gets to keep it all.
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Tchefuncte Tiger3 months
In other words, we're privileged knuckleheads who think we're too good for a conference.
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Tchefuncte Tiger3 months
In other words, it's because you're privileged knuckleheads who think you're too good for a conference.
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Pahnew3 months
As long as NBC keeps them on TV they will continue with no conference. The second that money dries up, I guarantee you they join a conference
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SuperOcean3 months
"We don’t do it because it’s financially advantageous or competitively advantageous," Swarbrick said. "We do it because of the value to the university ...in that it's financially beneficial because we don't have to compete". That's the real ending if you get the unsaid part
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Tenntig3 months
In other words, ND is too elite to join a conference. The Irish never won a national title since the BCS and playoff systems began -- relying on sportswriters to manufacture title for them.
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Tenntig3 months
In other words, ND is too elite to join a conference. The Irish never won a national title since the BCS and playoff systems began -- relying on sportswriters to manufacture title for them.
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bearmeat6263 months
I see why BK dumped the AD and ND. No chest
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WhoDatNC3 months
If you're scared, say you're scared. He knows they are mid-tier in power 5 conferences.
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FredBear3 months
He should have just said because we scared.
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