Notre Dame Football: Irish End Series with Michigan

Notre Dame Ends Series with Michigan

9/25/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

We've enjoyed watching the Notre Dame and Michigan rivalry series that has been consistent since the late 1970s — and so do the bars that make a lot of money from the beer indulging fans nationwide.Sep 22, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Michigan Wolverines line up at the line of scrimmage in the third quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame won 13-6. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

However, according to the Fort Wayne (IN) Journal GazetteIrish athletic director Jack Swarbrick has officially cancelled the games against Michigan from 2015-17.

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon made it clear that it was not his idea via Twitter:

"The decision to cancel games in 2015-17 was Notre Dame's and not ours. ...We value our rivalry with Notre Dame but will have to see what the future holds for any continuation of the series."

With Notre Dame's "non-football" move the ACC, schedule flexibility is sure to be a lot more difficult: The Irish will play five members from the ACC each season and want to hold its series against Navy, Stanford and USC.

It's unlikely that they end the series with Michigan State or Purdue, either, as the schools have met on the field 75 and 83 times, respectively.

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9/29/12   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2796 respect

Must say I was slightly shocked by the decision to drop Michigan since I think more of that rivalry then the one with Stanford.