Updated: September 12, 2012, 9:56 AM ETBy Brett McMurphy | ESPN
Notre Dame will join the Atlantic Coast Conference as a full member with the exception of football, but will play five football games annually against ACC teams, industry sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
Fighting Irish basketball coach Mike Brey confirmed the move with a text to ESPN.com's Andy Katz, saying: "We're going" to the ACC.
The ACC does not offer hockey, so it is presumed that Notre Dame will go through with its planned move to Hockey East in that sport.
The Irish will join the ACC as soon as it can exit the Big East. The Big East currently requires members to provide 27 months notice to exit although West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Syracuse were able to leave earlier by paying a higher exit fee.