In a recent discussion I mentioned the possibility of the ACC making scheduling agreements with teams that otherwise like their independence. Pete Thamel of the New York Times touched on the same subject today in considering the implications of the Big East's football collapse. 'The best possibility for Notre Dame,' he writes, 'is finding a partial landing spot in the A.C.C. That could mean Notre Dame’s basketball and non-revenue sports teams would become full-fledged A.C.C. members. In football, Notre Dame could set up a scheduling agreement with the A.C.C. in which it would play a certain number of the conference teams each season yet keep its football independence. Television executives believe that each Notre Dame game could be worth about $3 million for the league.'