If there are in-conference games only, what happens to Notre Dame in 2020?
The first big domino fell regarding the 2020 college football season Thursday afternoon. The Big Ten Conference announced that it would play conference-only games in 2020, eliminating all non-conference matchups.
Following that announcement, reports surfaced that the Pac-12 and the ACC were going to follow suit, too. Reports regarding the plans for the SEC and Big 12 haven’t surfaced yet, but it likely won’t be too long.
One of the most talked about programs in the nation each and every year is Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish currently don’t have a conference and have remained independent. So, what becomes of Notre Dame’s schedule this fall?
According to Watch Stadium’s Brett McMurphy, Commissioner John Swofford said the ACC will assist Notre Dame with as many games as it needs.
The Fighting Irish agreed to join the ACC in all conference sports except football in 2012. However, Notre Dame committed to play 5 ACC games annually beginning in 2014. It appears the relationship between the Irish and the ACC is about to get really cozy.