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...
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