ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The Notre Dame-Michigan rivalry has been kicked up a notch.
Notre Dame opted out of a contract with Michigan last year, canceling the last three games of the deal.
After the 14th-ranked Fighting Irish play the 17th-ranked Wolverines on Saturday night at the Big House, they're not expected to be back until the early 2020s at the earliest.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke said four months ago that Notre Dame was ``chickening out'' of the series, and got laughs at a luncheon.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly raised kicked off the week by saying the rivalry with the Wolverines wasn't historic or traditional, adding it is a regional game.
Kelly recanted next day, saying it is ``a great and historic rivalry.''

Recent NCAAF Discussions

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Washington Win Total Prediction After losing six times in each of Chris Petersen's first two seasons, are the Washington Huskies a good bet to win more than 9 games in 2016?
Thumbnail Mississippi State Season Win Total Prediction When a player like Dak Prescott comes along, college football devotees simply have to lap up every breathtaking snap. The Mississippi State faithful...
Thumbnail Arkansas Season Win Total Prediction Few teams in college football ended the 2015 season with more momentum than the Arkansas Razorbacks. Now that the word is out, though,...
Thumbnail Iowa Win Total Prediction Following a Big Ten West Division Championship in 2015, can the Iowa Hawkeyes put together another big year in 2016?
Thumbnail Washington State Win Total Prediction After winning 10 games a year ago, will the Washington State Cougars build off their 2015 campaign or take a step back in 2016?
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages

Advertisement