Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin in Football Soon?

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In college basketball, they met last year in the title game of the Old Spice Classic. That was how the tournament played out, and not a pre-determined match-up between the Wisconsin Badgers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. When will see it again in football?

One of the strongest links between the two schools is current University of Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez, who was enshrined into the college football hall of fame earlier this month. Alvarez made the hall on the strength of his coaching career in Madison. However, he got the job because of the prowess he showed as a Defensive Coordinator in the 1980s at Notre Dame.

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Notre Dame Olympians competing in London 2012

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There’s much more to Notre Dame Fighting Irish competing in the London 2012 Summer Olympics then Mariel Zagunis, the U.S. flag bearer at the opening ceremonies. Here’s today’s daily update:

Former 10-time Notre Dame All-America distance runner Molly Huddle (’06) competed in the finals of the 5,000-meter run on Friday night, capping a historic performance by Fighting Irish athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.

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Notre Dame vs. Florida State in Champs Sports Bowl

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Last spring, well, it wasn’t spring from a meteorological sense, but it was technically that season on the calendar, the #10 seeded Florida State Seminoles upset the #2 seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

It was a de facto road game for the ‘Noles as they sent ND home early from the United Center in Chicago. That was the college basketball postseason, now they rematch in the college football postseason in Orlando, Florida- a de facto road game for Notre Dame.

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Michigan Wolverines Night Game Parachuters! (Videos)

Saturday night’s attendance in the Big House: 114,804, a new record for college football. Population of Ann Arbor, Michigan: 113,934. The first night game in the 133 year history of UM football, and it drew the biggest crowd ever.

And what a show they saw. Wolverines 35, Notre Dame Fighting Irish 31.

In a finish that was so fantastic, you would doubt its believability if you saw it in a movie. But if you want the game recap go here

This post is for the bread and circuses surrounding the game

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Michigan Wolverines 35, Notre Dame Fighting 31: INSTANT CLASSIC and Rapid Reaction

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Tonight’s attendance in the Big House: 114,804, a new record for college football. Population of Ann Arbor, Michigan: 113,934. The first night game in the 133 year history of UM football, and it drew the biggest crowd ever.

And what a show they saw. Wolverines 35, Notre Dame Fighting Irish 31.

In a finish that was so fantastic, you would doubt its believability if you saw it in a movie.

Three marches down the field for lead changing touchdowns in the final 1:12. A lot happened all at once, so I’ll break it down for you again, key play by key play.

Like this year’s program marketing slogan states: “This is Michigan.”

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Notre Dame Special Retro Uniforms for Night Game at Michigan (Photos)

The storied college football rivalry between the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan gets a special new twist this fall. Today ND unveiled retro football uniforms that the Fighting Irish will wear against the Wolverines on Sept. 10th, to honor of the first ever night game at Michigan Stadium.

This is the first prime-time matchup between the Irish and Wolverines since 1990; when both were ranked in the top-five.

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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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ESPN Gameday Headed to Notre Dame-Michigan “All of the Lights!”

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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 Michigan hosts Notre Dame in the “Under the Lights” matchup Saturday, Sept. 10, the cable network announced today (Aug. 5). The U-M-Notre Dame game kicks off at 8 p.m. EDT and will be televised on ESPN. 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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Summary of Notre Dame’s 2011 Recruiting Class

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Given how insane the current weather is in the Midwest is, most local and area schools – including the University of Notre Dame – are closed today due to the snow. But football signing day moves on! And the Irish landed the #12 class according to ESPNU. Seven of the 23 commits are in the ESPNU top 150. It’s a very defense oriented class, and they landed four of the top 12 rated defensive ends.

The Irish football staff starts the day with five individuals already officially in the fold. Five members of the 2011 recruiting class graduated from high school early and enrolled at the University of Notre Dame in January and began taking classes for the spring semester.

Here’s who they are, and later a summary of the 23 Irish additions:

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