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Notre Dame Joins ACC: Earliest Georgia Tech Would Play Notre Dame In Football Is 2016

With Wednesday's announcement that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are joining the ACC in all sports besides football -- outside of playing five ACC football opponents a year -- every school in the conference is wondering when they will play the Irish. The expectation is that Notre Dame will begin playing against ACC opponents in 2014, playing each school in the conference once every three years, with home and road games alternating.

Right now, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have three non-conference games lined up in both 2014 and 2015, Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. As a result, with the ACC going to a nine-game conference schedule in 2013, the earliest Georgia Tech could play Notre Dame is in 2016. However, contracts can be adjusted if need be to get the Irish on the schedule earlier.

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