With the announcement that Notre Dame was ACC bound for basketball, the Irish will be leaving behind some rivalries in the Big East. 'Rivalries' may be too strong a word, but head coach Mike Brey says he's hopeful the Irish can continue playing some Big East teams once they join Pitt and Syracuse in the ACC.
"We're not in Philadelphia anymore so we definitely want Villanova, we want to go to New York with St. John's and keep DePaul and Marquette," Brey said. "We will be in the D.C. area with Maryland, but we'd still like to play Georgetown. Villanova, DePaul, Marquette, St. John's and possibly Georgetown are definitely the five I'd like to do."
That's obviously going to be dependent on those schools playing ball with the Irish and agreeing to schedule them. Frankly, I'd be surprised if other Big East members wanted those schools to comply since the Irish left them high and dry.