the blogosphere and twitterverse rumors over the weekend were out of control. the best were the conspiracy theories about FSU voting in favor of partial membership for ND just so they could turn around and use that preferential treatment as their excuse to leave.
personally, i don't think there's anything here, but if there is, it may simply be the ACC putting an official open invite out to ND for FULL membership (no chance ACC offers partial membership). i don't think the invite will be urgent, carry a deadline, or anything else, simply letting them know the door is open should they be looking for a home for ALL of their sports. it could also be a meeting WITH ND to discuss some bowl partnerships for 2014 and beyond.
normally, this is where i would say, "i guess we'll see", but i don't think we're going to see anything...
Notre Dame could come in as a partial for a few years before joining for football in 2016 (I think that's when their current NBC contract is up, right?). So that could be a situation where it's partial with an understanding that they would be in full eventually. Would give Notre Dame a better home for their non-football sports than the BE or Big XII could offer in the interim.
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