Notre Dame will again play five football games against ACC opponents this season, but the university is not in discussions to become a full-time member of the conference.
At least that’s what ACC commissioner John Swofford said Thursday as he opened ACC media days in Charlotte, N.C.
Notre Dame's full membership in football is "not a point of discussion at this time"
— Lauren Brownlow (@lebrownlow) July 13, 2017
The Fighting Irish compete in many ACC sports, including basketball, but have not become full-time members in football. There has been chatter in recent months that Notre Dame was at least considering joining full-time.
Notre Dame has long been an independent in football, allowing the storied program to maintain long-standing rivalries, including annual games against Southern California, Navy and Stanford. The Fighting Irish also routinely play Michigan State, Purdue and others.
As for the deal between Notre Dame and the ACC, Swofford had positive remarks.
Swofford on ND deal: "This has met every expectation we had as a conference." #ACCKickoff
— Ricky LaBlue (@RickyLaBlue) July 13, 2017
Notre Dame football faces North Carolina State, Boston College, North Carolina, Wake Forest and Miami this season.