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The Michigan And Notre Dame Football Rivalry Gets A Breath Of New Life

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Michigan and Notre Dame will return to playing each other in college football starting in 2018.

The two historic football teams will face off on September 1, 2018 and October 26, 2019 in a home-and-home series, according to the University of Michigan.

“This is a game that holds great significance for the student-athletes and coaches who compete on the field. A great deal of credit goes to Coach Harbaugh and Coach Kelly for initiating the discussion of scheduling this series. This rivalry is also important for the fans of both programs, and we look forward to renewing one of college football’s great rivalries,” Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel stated in the same report. (SLIDESHOW: 12 Times Russell Wilson’s Wife Ciara Was Absolutely Stunning)

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly echoed Manuel’s sentiments by stating, “Both programs have a long and storied history of success. We’re talking about the two winningest programs in all of college football. We’ve wanted to make this happen for quite some time. This is a win for everyone involved, not just those at either institution but both fans bases and fans across the entire college football landscape.” (RELATED: Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh: Football Is ‘As Safe As The Sport Has Ever Been’)

Michigan leads the all time series between the two schools 24-17-1.

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