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Coach K not a fan of Notre Dame ‘not being totally in’ ACC

Updated: July 5, 2013 8:55PM



Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said he’s happy Notre Dame is part of the ACC. But he reportedly isn’t a huge fan of the Irish’s arrangement with the conference.

Notre Dame officially became a member of the ACC in most sports on Monday. Notre Dame remains independent in football, but will play five games each season against schools from the ACC beginning in 2014. The hockey team plays in Hockey East.

“I think you can’t do something for one that you’re not willing to do for all in these type of situations,” Krzyzewski said in a Q&A with the New York Post posted earlier this week. “I would never have accepted, personally, them coming in and not being totally in.

“Why don’t Duke and North Carolina do something different in basketball? I mean it’s not right. I’m happy that they’re part of it I’m just not happy the way that they’re apart of it.

“They add value but, just being old-fashioned, (if) we’re playing cards, we all get five cards. That’s why they were never a member of the Big Ten.”

Irish add 3-star DE: Notre Dame has reportedly looked to Texas to add to its Class of 2014.

Grant Blankenship, a defensive end from The Colony (Texas) High School, made an oral commitment to Notre Dame on Friday, 247sports.com initially reported.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Blankenship is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals.com. He’s ranked No. 26 nationally for his position and No. 54 overall among players in Texas.

Blankenship is the 14th member of Notre Dame’s Class of 2014 and the fourth listed as a defensive lineman. He is the first player in the class from Texas.

Arkansas, Oklahoma, Northwestern, Oregon and TCU were reportedly among the other schools in the running.



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