IT’S OFFICIAL! M-IRISH MEET IN ‘78
It’s official now—Michigan and Notre Dame will resume football relations!
It won’t come real soon. That’s because college football schedules are made up years and years in advance but Athletic Director Don Canham of Michigan and Moose Krause of Notre Dame have arranged for four confrontations starting on Sept. 23, 1978, in South Bend. The two teams will open the 1979 season in Ann Arbor on Sept. 15. They’ll meet again in 1980 and 1981 and presumably after that if both sides agree.
“We are delighted to have Notre Dame back on our schedule,” said Canham this morning. “I think the series will provide another outstanding non-conference football attraction in addition to our traditional Big Ten rivalries.”
Outside of Yale which defeated Notre Dame the only time the two schools met in 1914, Michigan is the only school playing football today with an edge on the Irish. In 11 meetings, Michigan has won nine.