The ACC has informed its schools that the Irish's full membership in all sports but football and hockey -- with five guaranteed football games per year -- is expected to earn each school more than $1 million per year in media rights revenue, according to two league sources. ...more
If the Southeastern Conference stayed at 14 teams in the coming years, even if future conference expansion swirled around it, that wouldn't exactly shock. But one thing could force a change, Florida's president said: An 'ace jewel' calling for help. ...more
ACC officials held a conference call late last week in part to discuss Notre Dame*s potential early exit from the Big East.
The result: If the Irish can come to the ACC in 2013, the league will take them. ...more
Big East emails obtained by CBSSports.com show the league's reluctance to accommodate Boise's demands in the days before the Broncos returned to the Mountain West. In the process, Boise floated to Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco a potential three-game television deal with NBC built around Notre Dame games. ...more
Manti Te'o told Notre Dame during its investigation into his fake girlfriend that he repeatedly tried to Skype with Lennay Kekua but that she refused, CBSSports.com has learned. Notre Dame broached the subject with Te'o because of what it believed to be an exclusively online relationship.
The good-guy narrative took an open-field helmet to the head this week. Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o, both hoisted for their inspirational stories at different times, have become Twitter punchlines at the same time. At best, Te'o is naive and probably oversold a few things during his girlfriend hoax exposed by Deadspin. ...more
Notre Dame athletics director Jack Swarbrick said contrary to a TMZ.com report, he did not tell employees not to speak on the Manti Te'o story publicly without university approval or else they would be fired. ...more
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly didn't push for a raise or an extension during this week's flirtation with the Philadelphia Eagles because athletic director Jack Swarbrick already had lobbied for Kelly to receive a reworked contract in the offseason, Swarbrick told CBSSports.com on Saturday night. ...more