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Posted on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 1:11 p.m.

Michigan-Notre Dame football game will be under the lights again, this time in South Bend

By Staff

The Michigan football program played its first night game at Michigan Stadium last season against Notre Dame.

The rivalry will be back in prime time in 2012.

Notre Dame and NBC Sports announced a 7:30 p.m. kickoff for the Sept. 22 game in South Bend, Ind.

It's the first kickoff time set on Michigan's 2012 schedule.

Michigan and Notre Dame last played a night game at Notre Dame Stadium in 1990, when the No. 1-ranked Fighting Irish beat No. 4 Michigan, 28-24.



Sun, Mar 18, 2012 : 10:23 p.m.

Not to worry; Brian Kelly changes QBs more than his pair of socks.


Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 12:16 p.m.

I've learned My reason's the hate I have for the so called irish is from them selves, their trying so hard to be west coast as seen in the two or three set's of fake blone's in the crowd that leave early from the game.Time to bring back the Fat Guy ! Please leave Jeasus out of aneything nd!!!! Your great play calling and soal left with your wide receiver. With Hate Tim .


Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 6:25 a.m.

Why are my comments hidden and how would I be able to report abuse against myself? This doesn't make any sense, maybe you guys need to fix the settings or something?


Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 1:42 p.m.

Mick, it will only show that to you. The rest of us can see what you write (unless the comment is actually removed). Strange bug in the new commenting system.


Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 6:22 a.m.

We've lost some frustrating night games in SB, let's hope we win this one and not lose cause the wind stopped blowing when they're lining up to try a FG or something. ND has had some of the luckiest wins in sports history against us, I gotta good feeling about this one, Go Blue!!!

Terry Star21

Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 8:19 p.m.

So let's shine some light on 'Touchdown Jesus', as he will certainly be favoring the maize and blue and getting his exercise in that evening. MgoBlueForTiM....everyone raise your hands for Michigan


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 7:38 p.m.

They might have to refrain from rolling up the streets and turn on the lights.


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 6 p.m.

I hate Notre Dame more than any other team. Here's hoping Michigan takes them down, again, on primetime television.

Terry Star21

Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 8:16 p.m.'s one of those fan bases that if they win, they never let you forget it and I dislike that...


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 5:44 p.m.

Go Irish!


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 8:41 p.m.

As an alum of both I can say that both fans can be equally obnoxious. That being said, U-M home games seem to draw many (many many) more non-alums whose only tie to the team/school is geography. I've been threatened, pushed, and had things thrown at while I was simply walking to and from my car with my parents at several U-M home games. Never have I been more ashamed of my school than in those instances. The comments in this thread that mention "hate" feed right into that. There's nothing classy about hate.

Terry Star21

Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 8:15 p.m.

cgerben....that took a lot of guts, but you kept it neat and clean so I give you all the respect - I'll be sure to dish out condolences to you come sept. 23....MgoBlueForTiM.


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 8:01 p.m.

Matt, You should read up on your Michigan-Notre Dame history, you'll find that historically speaking, there is little in terms of respect between the two teams. From an Boilerhooser perspective: From a Michigan perspective: There is respect in that winning the game is important to both sides, but outside of that, there is hatred.

Matt Patercsak

Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 7:26 p.m.

Michigan and Notre Dame have a great rivalry, and respect for eachother. let's carry this out as fans as well. save all disrespect for Michigan State.


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 6:48 p.m.

umgoblue47, well the REAL Notre Dame is in Paris, so I figured this "Notre Dame Fightin' Irish" nonsense was some kind of a weird joke. Go Blue!


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 6:34 p.m.

rudejude. . . you may have just opened a new can of worms. . . like the bucknuts v bobcat debacle. GO BLUE!!!!!!


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 6:04 p.m.

Correction: It's "Go Northern Indiana Fightin' Boilerhoosiers!"