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the University of Michigan has a rivalry with the University of Notre Dame. According to popular history, football was introduced at Notre Dame in 1879 when members of the Michigan football team taught the game to a group of Notre Dame students while spending the afternoon in South Bend, Indiana, where Notre Dame is located, en route to the University of Chicago. The incident gave birth to a football program at Notre Dame whose tradition and history of success would come to rival those of Michigan. The game traditionally takes place early in the season, and has seen both schools play competitive football.

- iS THE MICHIGAN VICTORS THE ONLY SONG IN THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME , WHICH is located in south bend. :?:

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Michigan helped teach ND football, that much is true. They also put a regular whoopin' on ND in the early years, until ND finally came out the victors. Michigan was so upset that they would charge that ND had illegal athletes on their roster. They wouldn't play again for almost 40 years. UM might have taught ND how to play, but Rockne introduced the forward pass, revolutionizing the game. This is why the ND-um game has always been such a fierce rivalry.

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Guest Shamrock83

And maybe the rivalry is getting too big for Michigan considering they want to stop scheduling ND

 

they claim they get nothing out of playing ND every year.. so why schedule them

 

sounds like maybe they see whats coming down the road and want to back out early

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irish Kevin, right on, yes your so right, Michigan use to beat us pretty bad, but all things have changed, we are playing very smart football and i feel that we will beat them this year , the last time i checked there is A growing resentment about coach Carr, the fans are about 60/40 on him getting the boot, it will definitely happen if he has a loss to ND and Ohio , State. looking over the comments of the fans and coaches comments i don't see a much better season for coach Carr. He will be lucky to get wins over Ball State ? Vanderbilt ? central Michigan?Indiana ?Minnesota? Not exactly the power house teams like Penn state Mich State,Notre Dame and Ohio State , they schedule teams that they can win. but i feel that the irish will put a whipping on them,as it is there third game. go irish

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Michigan vs. Notre Dame is a rivalry that IS college football. The proximity of the two Universities, the story, and the history of increadible games are something. I will be very upset if they discontinue this match-up. Yes, they see what is coming in the future but that is no reason to stop these two teams from playing. Reality must set-in and they should realize that even if the Wolverines lose 8 of the next 10.... at least they lost while millions and millions of people were watching!!!! LOL

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