Notre Dame: Annoyance Amplified

Notre Dame football doesn’t plan on losing its independence anytime soon, in terms of a conference or its broadcasting deal with NBC.

Their deal, which was extended through the 2029 season, included a footnote about a yearly documentary series on Peacock that will follow the team throughout the season.

In terms of their independent conference island, Swarbrick said that they don’t do it for financial or competitive advantage, but because they “value the university.”

Swarbrick is set to step down as ND’s AD in 2024. His successor, Pete Bevacqua seemingly agrees that the best thing for both the Irish and the university is to remain independent going forward. The two share the same views, Swarbrick said.