Found September 12, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
It’s #10 versus #20, Spartans versus Irish this weekend. One of the biggest college rivalries renews itself this Saturday night when Michigan State takes on Notre Dame. This is even a “trophy game” between the Big Ten and an independent. ABC will broadcast the game at 8 pm ET. Including Saturday’s game with MSU, ND has played before 272 capacity crowds among its 449 road games (.606) since 1930. The Irish have actually played in front of sellout crowds in 246 of its previous 288 games (.854) overall. Notre Dame leads the series with Michigan State, 46-28-1, including 18-15-1 in East Lansing. The Irish have captured 15 of the last 20 games in Spartan Stadium despite dropping each of their last two trips to East Lansing (2008, 2010). Over the last 12 meetings (dating back to 2000), the Notre Dame-Michigan State game has been decided by a touchdown or less on nine occasions, with the game-winning score coming late in the fourth quarter or overtime in eight of the 12 meetings. Notre Da...

A 'Giant' step for Michigan State football

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- It was a crossroads day if ever there was one. Nearly two years have passed since Sept. 18, 2010, when Michigan State beat Notre Dame in a dramatic night game at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans were unranked and coming off a 6-7 going into the game, and nobody was excited about them. But a 34-31 overtime victory paved the way for an eight-game winning streak...

Notre Dame leaves the Big East

In a shocking move, Notre Dame and the ACC announced this morning that Notre Dame will join the ACC in all sports except for hockey and football.Notre Dame has been a member of the Big East, except football, since 1995. It's assumed that partnership will end after the spring of 2013.What does it mean for the Big East? Actually, I thought this would be the final nail for the conference...

Navy, USC, Stanford locks to remain on ND schedule

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Notre Dame has picked its conference. Now it has to decide which football rivalry games to keep. The announcement Wednesday that Notre Dame is moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports except football and hockey came with a provision that the Fighting Irish play five football games a year against league opponents. That's good news for fans...

UNC fundraiser resigns after investigation reveals that he and Tami Hansbrough took personal trips at university’s expense

Former UNC chief fundraiser Matt Kupec resigned on Sunday after an internal investigation revealed that he took personal trips with university fundraiser Tami Hansbrough, the mother of former UNC star Tyler Hansbrough, all at the university’s expense. According to the News & Observer, Chancellor Holden Thorp informed Kupec that a review of his travel with Hansbrough showed...

Notre Dame will join the ACC for all sports except football and hockey

Brett McMurphy is reporting Notre Dame will leave the Big East to join the ACC as a full member, with the exception of football and hockey. Despite the move the Big East contends that Notre Dame must pay $5 million and give the conference 27 months notice before making the departure. It’s expected that Notre Dame and the Big East will negotiate terms to expedite the process. Even...

Notre Dame to join the ACC

The University of Notre Dame has thrived as one of the most recognizable college programs for years as both an independent and member of the Big East. According to a report from ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the Fighting Irish are set to join the Atlantic Coast Conference (or more popularly known as the ACC) for all [...]

Notre Dame Move to ACC All About Money

Not that it comes to anyone as a major shock, but the ACC expanded, again, on Wednesday by coming to terms with Notre Dame University.  The move stands to be quite lucrative for the conference and for Notre Dame, but it does little else positive for traditional fans of the ACC. I see this move as a money grab with no real benefit for say, ACC Football. Notre Dame will join the...

Big East, college hoops heyday over

Notre Dame's move from the Big East Conference to the Atlantic Coast Conference, announced Wednesday, comes at the height of college football season. So it's natural that the knee-jerk reaction focuses on football. Notre Dame will become an ACC school in every sport but football, allowing it to hold onto its national brand. But the Fighting Irish will play five ACC teams...

Notre Dame Flies South; Still Awful

Back up on that scissor-lift, pumpkin dick. As we all learned yesterday, Notre Dame finally did it. They finally did what everyone wanted them to do and joined a conference. Those high priests finally put down Jerry Sandusky’s autobiography and stepped into the 21st century. What a relief it is to see them get with the times and hop aboard the SEC. Oh, it’s not the SEC? My bad...

5 To Watch: Notre Dame Offense publisher Tim O'Malley offers five key players for Spartans fans to monitor in Saturday night's prime time matchup in East Lansing Five guys, other than Golson, for Spartans fans to keep an eye on Saturday night...

Hilinski Keeping Optimistic

Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame quarterback Kelly Hilinski is hearing from a few new programs, including North Carolina State and UCLA, and is keeping positive that the pieces will fall into place...

Kelly Q&A: Thursday

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly spoke with the media following his team's final padded practice in preparation for Saturday's game vs. Michigan State.
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