Just before kickoff in South Bend, Indiana, University of Michigan Athletic Director, Dave Brandon was informed that the University of Notre Dame wanted to discontinue the games between both universities.
He wasn’t shocked to find that out, considering Notre Dame just moved to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The Fighting Irish opted out of the games in 2015-2017. The last games will be played in 2013 and 2014.
Notre Dame will visit the Big House, one last time in 2013, while the Wolverines visit South Bend in 2014.
Both teams have regularly played each other since 1978, with two years off every decade. The decision on who will replace Notre Dame in the schedule has yet to be determined.
Michigan will travel to Purdue this weekend to face the Boilermakers, coming off of their bye week.
To read the original article that appeared in the fifth issue of The Michigan Journal, on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, go to www.michiganjournal.org