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Notre Dame: 1A Independent?

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Is there any particular reason that Notre Dame is not part of the Big East in football as well as basketball? It just seems odd that a big time school like ND doesn't have a conference.

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Is there any particular reason that Notre Dame is not part of the Big East in football as well as basketball? It just seems odd that a big time school like ND doesn't have a conference.

They think they're too big? They get all the money from their bowl appearances instead of sharing it with a conference? They would lose their exclusive TV deal with NBC? There are a ton of reasons. Pick the one you like best.

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What infrared said pretty much nails it. Notre Dame is the most valuable program out there thanks to the deal, so what good would it be to join the Big East in football?

The other two are Army and Navy, both being Service Academies. Since they are ran by the government, money isn't that much of an issue and joining a conference wouldn't give them any more of an incentive then staying as an Indy.

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The other two are Army and Navy, both being Service Academies. Since they are ran by the government, money isn't that much of an issue and joining a conference wouldn't give them any more of an incentive then staying as an Indy.

Sports is only at the Academies because it's a fun way to have some PT.

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The other two are Army and Navy, both being Service Academies. Since they are ran by the government, money isn't that much of an issue and joining a conference wouldn't give them any more of an incentive then staying as an Indy.
Psst. Army is a member of Conference USA, even if they never win a game in conference play.
Erm, they USED to be a member of Conference USA, they dropped out in football a few years ago.

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The other two are Army and Navy, both being Service Academies. Since they are ran by the government, money isn't that much of an issue and joining a conference wouldn't give them any more of an incentive then staying as an Indy.
Psst. Army is a member of Conference USA, even if they never win a game in conference play.
Erm, they USED to be a member of Conference USA, they dropped out in football a few years ago.

*whistles innocently*

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I believe Western Kentucky is also an indy team this year and will join the Sun Belt next year

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