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As the start of the normal college football season draws closer, schools and conferences are still scrambling to put together a 2020 schedule.
While focusing on conference games was a relatively easy fix for most teams, not every school had that option. The Fighting Irish, historically independent, instead came to an agreement with the ACC for the 2020 season.
Nationally, fans hope this becomes the new reality going forward. According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey more than two-thirds of fans said they hope Notre Dame stays in the ACC permanently.
ACC fans specifically were even more in favor of the concept, 88% of fans from ACC schools voted in favor. Notre Dame had long been linked to the Big Ten. But a 59% of Big Ten fans are still in favor of the midwestern team staying in the ACC.
On the other side of things, Notre Dame fans dramatically disagree. Nearly 90% of ND fans said they want to leave the ACC after the 2020 season.
Wednesday, the Big Ten released conference-only schedules for all 14 teams. Other leagues have made similar decisions, or at least dramatically cut back on non-conference games. Fans, however, hope this is a one-year trend.
According to results from the Reacts survey, more than half of NCAA football fans don’t want schedules to focus on conference games beyond this season.
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