Notre Dame football has to make a decision following this week’s news that USC and UCLA are leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Ten.

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Notre Dame is currently an independent football club but recently played the 2020 season with the ACC due to a shortened COVID campaign. While the Fighting Irish play the ACC in other sports, moving the football program to the ACC would result in significantly less TV revenue than joining the Big Ten, by comparison. TAccording to InsideMDSports, ACC is locked in a TV deal that pays out less than any other Power Five deal, about $240 million a year.

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The Big Ten, which is expected to top $1 billion in TV revenue evenly split among the league’s schools in the next few years, last expanded in 2014 with the addition of Maryland and Rutgers. The conference also welcomed Nebraska in 2011. What the potential expansion to 16 scheduling teams means is unknown, but other conferences, most recently the ACC, have moved away from the split model.

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Here’s some of the reaction at the national level regarding Notre Dame and Fighting Irish’s next potential move to the Big Ten or ACC.