No ND in 2015-17

Submitted by the Bray on September 25th, 2012 at 10:54 AM

According to Larry Lage on twitter, ND has canceled the 2015-17 games with Michigan.


Larry Lage @LarryLage

#NotreDame has notified #Michigan it is exercising a 3-year out in their contract, meaning their last scheduled game will bein 2014


Larry Lage @LarryLage

A letter from ND AD Swarbrick to UM AD Brandon cancelling games in 2015-17 was obtained by AP through a Freedom of Information Act request



September 25th, 2012 at 4:00 PM ^

Is the contract available online? I'd be interested to see if there's grounds to argue this doesn't count as adequate notice and they're on the hook for 2015. Then get a settlement where we can drop 2014 without penalty.


September 25th, 2012 at 4:08 PM ^

I say put a team like Oregon, USC, Texas, LSU, Boise State! Or add a 9th B10 team to the schedule. I say forget ND. In recent years besides bragging rights how does the wins against the Irish when they're down help us? Seriously them not being on our schedule is a good thing in my opinion if I'm Sparty I'd do the same. Purdue won't because they're Purdue. A win vs ND is like upsetting Bama to them now a days.


September 25th, 2012 at 4:31 PM ^

the series resumes, hopefully the 3 year hiatus, as opposed to 2, means that Notre Dame (and MSU) would be home when OSU and Nebraska are away.


September 25th, 2012 at 4:46 PM ^

Ron Simpkins wrote a great article a week ago or so on the ND games.  He said it was time to dump them.  They have played the Big Ten for suckers for years.  They never wanted any part of the Big Ten because they didn't want to play all the teams every year.  They always like to fill the schedule with easy games and sprinkle in a few tough teams.  I hope I never see another game with ND.


September 25th, 2012 at 7:28 PM ^

Their sorry asses know we will have them beat until 2018, I'd fight this if I were Brandon. Beating them every year helps distance us in all time wins and percentage. I actually love the rivalry, next to Ohio its my favorite game to watch. Nothing like number one and two all time goin at it for bragging rights. In the end F*CK ND, i just love watching us beat them.


September 26th, 2012 at 12:26 AM ^

Oh piss on Notre Dame.   For all their talk about tradition, they are just like the rest of 'em.....its only about the money.  Fine.   See ya later.   Good luck finishing middle of the pack in the ACC.    Because when I think of the Atlantic Coast, I naturally think of Northern Indiana.   


September 26th, 2012 at 6:38 AM ^

Won't happen, but I am tired of Notre Dame's self-righetousness with their independent status.  Part of me wishes all BigTen schools would drop them from scheduling.  I would miss the traditional rivalry, even though we didn't play them every year.


I actually think this may turn in to a positive though.  I've always wanted to see us play teams from around the country more...Georgia, Florida, Arizona State, Boston College, etc...

True Blue Grit

September 26th, 2012 at 10:32 AM ^

I'm getting sick of playing them every year - tradition or no tradition.  And in a couple years, when Michigan has fully re-loaded, and has a fully-installed pro offense and bad ass defense, it wouldn't be that competitive of a game anyway.  Playing an SEC team or upper division Pac-12 team is the direction we should be going.