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Desmond Howard to be Honored at Halftime of Wolverines-Notre Dame Game

Desmond Howard will be jointly honored by the National Football Foundation and the University of Michigan September 10 with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute during halftime of the game between Michigan and Notre Dame. The most iconic player in Wolverines history and the 1991 Heisman Trophy winner, Howard became the first receiver in history to lead the Big Ten in scoring while helping the Wolverines to three conference titles and two Rose Bowls during his time in Ann Arbor.

He’s forever known for his trademark Heisman pose, but his recent ESPN Gameday “that’s not a purse, it’s a man satchel” ad with Erin Andrews is pretty awesome. Watch it after the jump

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Notre Dame vs. Michigan: Brutally Honest Game Preview

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ESPN College Football Game Day will make a return trip to Ann Arbor for the first time since the 2007 season as the Michigan Wolverines host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the “Under the Lights” matchup kicking off at 8 p.m. EDT and will be televised on ESPN. That’s right the first night game in the 133 year history of UM football. Have to quote Kanye West and Rihanna here: “turn up the lights in here baby. Extra bright I want y’all to see this.”

It’s just too bad neither team is ranked; it would give the contest more oomph. At least there’s loads of tradition, as both schools are top 5 in all time wins and winning percentage.

Former U-M Heisman Trophy winner (1991) and current ESPN College Football Game Day analyst, Desmond Howard, will be honored in conjunction with the game.

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2011-12 Basketball ESPN College GameDay On-Site Schedule

2011-12 ESPN College GameDay/Saturday Primetime Schedule

Jan 14: North Carolina @ Florida State (Game at 2pm ET)

Jan 21: Louisville @ Pittsburgh (Game at 9pm ET)

Jan 28: Washington @ Arizona (Game at 7pm ET)

Feb 4: Kansas @ Missouri (Game at 9pm ET)

Feb 11: Kentucky @ Vanderbilt (Game at 9pm ET)

Feb 18: Ohio State @ Michigan (Game at 9pm ET)

Feb 25: Syracuse @ Connecticut (Game at 9pm ET)

March 3: Flex Pick (North Carolina @ Duke at 7pm ET -OR- Texas @ Kansas at 9pm ET)