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Why Notre Dame Is In No Rush To Join The ACC In Football

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NCAA Football: Duke at Notre Dame
$112 million dollars wasn’t enough to beat Duke in 2016
Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The ACC Network will at least theoretically pay off for each conference team - but less so for Notre Dame.

The Irish remain proudly independent in football and so get a smaller cut of conference revenues.

But they surely don't care.

Between 2014-16 Notre Dame made an average $112 million off of football and $72 million of that was profit.

There wasn’t another ACC team in the Top 25, not even Clemson (correction - we missed Florida State at #17). This tends to underscore why the ACC Network is coming on line at all. It would have to make a huge amount of money to make Notre Dame rethink its traditional independence.

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