Found September 25, 2012 on Crystal Ball Run:
First it was Nebraska-Oklahoma. Then Texas-Texas A&M. And next, The Backyard Brawl, between Pittsburgh and West Virginia. All great rivalries, all ruined by college football realignment. And on Tuesday morning, another great rivalry was taken away from us, when it was announced that starting in 2015 Notre Dame and Michigan will play no more. The series was already cancelled for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, and a Freedom of Information Act request by the AP revealed that Notre Dame used a three-year clause in the contract between the two schools to cancel all games starting in 2015 through 2017 as well. Now to their credit, Michigan seemed to want none of this decision, with Wolverines AD Dave Brandon releasing a statement this morning which read: "The decision to cancel games in 2015-17 was Notre Dame's and not ours. We value our annual rivalry with Notre Dame but will have to see what the future holds for any continuation of the series. This cancellation presents ne...

Notre Dame Cancels Michigan Rivalry?!?!?

Notre Dame has notified Michigan that they will be cancelling their series with the Wolverines after the 2014 season. This announcement is a result of Notre Dame’s recent deal with the ACC. The deal states that the Irish will play five football games per season vs. ACC opponents once Notre Dame moves their athletic allegiance the ACC starting in 2014. However, Notre Dame will...

Pick 6: Ways for Michigan to replace Notre Dame

Michigan is in the market for an opponent. Notre Dame has opted out of its games with the Wolverines from 2015-17 because the Fighting Irish need space to accommodate their new deal with the Atlantic Coast Conference. Who should Michigan play? After perusing future schedules, here are six suggestions. --- AUBURN - The Tigers' dance card is pretty wide open right now. Their...

Idle Notes: Notre Dame/Michigan Rivalry to End in 2014 (Also: MLB TV Deal, WNBA Lottery)

The Notre Dame/Michigan rivalry will end after 2014. In other news, MLB Network will continue airing playoff games under the new MLB TV deal, and Wednesday’s WNBA Draft Lottery will air live on “SportsCenter.” Notre Dame/Michigan to End: The Notre Dame/Michigan rivalry, which just three days ago led the college football ratings race, will come to an end after the 2014-15 season...

Notre Dame ends Michigan series

A bit of sad news for college football fans today, Notre Dame has decided to end their series with the University of Michigan. ND exercised a three year out option and because of that the series will end in 2014. The current deal between the teams was supposed to go through 2017 with a two year break to follow. That means the earliest we can see these two schools on the gridiron...

2012/13 Preseason NCAA Top 25: #24 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Fall is here, and school is back in session, which means the good times are almost here - the start of college basketball season!  To get you ready for this upcoming season, The Hoops Manifesto presents to you its preseason top 25 team rankings, based on the input from our esteemed voting panel.  Next up #24: Notre Dame Fighting Irish Big thanks to our voting panel: Jeff Fox ...

Moore Talks Notre Dame, UCLA

Fresno (Calif.) Central defensive back L.J. Moore took his official visit to Notre Dame not knowing exactly what to expect but the Irish definitely made a big impression on the talented corner...

Notre Dame Tailgate Wedding

Irish fans tie the knot.

James Getting Out on Visits

Niles Notre Dame Prep (Ill.) junior running back Chris James is having a huge year so far, and colleges are starting to become more and more interested. Last weekend, he visited Wisconsin, and has a few others planned.

Video blog: Final straw for Irish

After its see-ya-later letter to Michigan, it's obvious that Notre Dame takes its relationship with the Big Ten for granted, and the conference should act.

Monday Lowdown will take your next question

MVictors: Where's The Party? I tweeted a few times Saturday night during the interceptathon that the "professional" atmosphere in the Notre Dame pressbox was slightly less professional than what should be expected. It’s well known that the media is prohibited from cheering in the press box but it’s not just a collection of writers upstairs at Notre Dame....

Not Change, Progress

Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco has preached the same core values to Irish defenders since his first days in South Bend. The program's players and fans have reaped the benefits this fall.

Muhammad Talks Notre Dame Official

FOX Sports NEXT caught up with Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame running back Khalfani Muhammad to discuss his recent official visit to Notre Dame, his future visit plans, and more...

Torii Hunter Jr. to play two sports at Notre Dame

Commits for football and baseball

Morning Playbook - Notre Dame gave Michigan a breaking-up note before kickoff

Chalk up another one for realignment. Notre Dame pulled the trigger on pulling out of their extended series with Michigan yesterday, which should come as little surprise with future scheduling agreements with the ACC and a desire to retain rivalries with Navy, USC and Stanford. It was merely a matter of time before this decision was made as Notre Dame looks to find ways to...
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