SBD/July 17, 2017/Colleges

Notre Dame's Swarbrick Reiterates Decision To Not Join ACC Full Time For Football

Swarbrick (l) praised Notre Dame's NBC relationship and said it will continue
Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick said when it comes to joining the ACC full time in football, the school is "very comfortable with and focused on our independence because of the things it does for the university," according to Laken Litman of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Swarbrick said, "If we didn’t have a broadcast partner, that would be one thing. But we have a great relationship with NBC and look forward to that continuing." He added, "I don’t foresee any change in philosophy which would ever cause us to do it." Swarbrick said for this football season he is most looking forward to opening the renovated Notre Dame Stadium, as it will be "enjoyable for everyone." Swarbrick: "People will be amazed at all the ways it impacts their experience, from the concourses to the restrooms to your seat being wider to having video in the stadium. In some ways we’ve enhanced its historical connection. The concourses feel much more historic now than they did" (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 7/15). Swarbrick: "The experience of watching the game will feel different because the field will be less cluttered. We've taken everybody who sat in a bleacher on the field and moved them off the field." He added, "The most significant one will be the addition of video. The game will be so much richer. We'll be able to see replays, we'll be able to tell the Notre Dame story" (, 7/12).
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