Wolverine Devotee

August 14th, 2017 at 6:39 PM ^

They'd get their ass beat worse than they are now by the likes of Duke. 

They can't even beat Northwestern. They've lost to them the last two times they played, the last being a 43-40 game one week removed from M00N.

Naked Bootlegger

August 14th, 2017 at 6:41 PM ^

 It's marginally interesting that they are branching out to some fresh B1G teams, but they routinely played 3 B1G teams per year in the not-too-distant past.   Regardless, screw them.   


August 14th, 2017 at 6:44 PM ^

The new ACC grant of rights signed last year goes until 2036. It now has language in it that says if Notre Dame is to join a conference it has to be the ACC. (If they void this deal, the ACC gets to keep all of their tv revenue, so it will never happen).

Basically, the B1G is ND's girl on the side that only gets attention when they need something. I'm already over the rivalry, I say the B1G just stops scheduling them.

Wolverine 73

August 14th, 2017 at 7:19 PM ^

I am sick of ND and what they want or don't want. I would vote for all the Big Ten schools to quit scheduling them. We don't need them, and if we kill all the local games, then every road trip will be a long road trip for them. Enjoy.


August 14th, 2017 at 7:41 PM ^

I love it. After getting a taste of Wake Forest and NC State, Jack Swarbrick comes crawling back to the Big Ten hat in hand asking for a game per year. Well, sir, you shall have your game....against Rutgers.....in November.....in Piscataway....every year. I think that will satisfy the requirements for their 5th win each year.


August 14th, 2017 at 7:56 PM ^

Who the hell cares about Notre Dame anymore. They gave up annual rivalries against Michigan State, us, and Purdue to go get curb stomped by Clemson, FSU, Miami, Duke, and NC State. They could've stayed independent and joined the new Big East and kept all those games. Instead, they wanted to fancy themselves a big time East Coast private school stuck in Indiana.

Big Ten should've said thanks but no thanks in hockey too.

I get why Harbaugh wanted them back on the schedule, but at this point, they can go be what they want to be.

We'll be Champions

August 14th, 2017 at 10:04 PM ^

Yeah as someone who lives in NY, the argument that people here care about them and it brings a NY market is just bullshit. Frankly, there a lot more Michigan, Ohio State, and Wisconsin people here in my experience


August 15th, 2017 at 9:42 AM ^

All of the B1G alums living in the NY area is what brings the NY market. Rutgers itself was never intended to do that. And adding Maryland brings the entire east coast population centers into the market. 


I hated adding Rutgers and Maryland but in the media climate that existed at the time I can see the logic. However shortsighted.


August 14th, 2017 at 8:01 PM ^

It might be the result of the ND faithful complaining about the long distances for their road games or not liking their new rivals.  Makes no sense for them to be associated with the ACC on a practical sense.  But apparently the  $'s and the ACC giving ND everything they wanted in the negotiations.  The Big Ten should hold out for really favorable terms with them.

Charlie Bucket

August 14th, 2017 at 8:04 PM ^

No Idea why Michigan and the rest of college football gives Notre Dame preferential treatment. Stop scheduling them and force them to join a conference or shrivel up and die. They need us, we don’t need them

Perkis-Size Me

August 14th, 2017 at 8:33 PM ^

Sadly the money grab is just too big to ignore. You put Notre Dame on your schedule, that game puts you in front of a national audience. Schools like Michigan don't need the exposure, but smaller programs like Northwestern and Temple, who've been on their schedule in recent years, jump at the chance to play them. It's their red letter game and gives their program a chance to make a statement to the whole country.

JWG Wolverine

August 14th, 2017 at 8:07 PM ^

I want to play them, but let's keep the B1G Notre Dame free. They would find a way to claim supreme control over the conference if we let them in. They need to stay independent as an outward sign of their cowardly behavior.


August 14th, 2017 at 8:17 PM ^

Tell them to kick rocks. I'm tired of them acting like they're the prettiest girl at prom. Schools keep falling over themselves to schedule them. Stop doing that, leave them scheduling nobodies, and see if they finally change their tune.