Next Saturday, Michigan and Notre Dame will meet on the football field for what might be the final time.
The Wolverines and Fighting Irish, who have played nearly every year since 1978, don’t have any future games scheduled. Notre Dame cancelled the 2015-17 contests while the two schools mutually agreed to suspend the 2018-19 games.
It doesn’t appear that the athletic departments’ premier programs are eager to play each other again, either.
Asked if there’s been any discussion with Michigan about future games, Jack Swarbrick answers simply, “No.”
— Angelo Di Carlo (@angdicarlowndu) August 30, 2014
One Wolverine, senior defensive end Frank Clark, is not happy about it.
UM’s Frank Clark on UM/ND ending: “It’s a slap in the face when you end one of those great rivalries for whatever reason you choose to.”
— angelique (@chengelis) August 30, 2014
Notre Dame and Michigan will meet in South Bend, Ind. Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. E.T.