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With a torn schedule, Notre Dame has to put it together with the ACC – The Athletic



SOUTH BEND, Ind. – When the Big Ten announced Thursday that it would ban non-conference games, it significantly changed the schedule of Notre Dame by removing Wisconsin. When the Pac-12 announced the same decision a day later, thanks to the almost heretical cancellation of the Notre Dame USC game, Irish slate became unrecognizable, and the Stanford rivalry game was also discontinued.

To understand the extent of this planning action, you should understand that the last event in which the Notre Dame USC series was interrupted was World War II. The series started with Knute Rockne. It went on through Frank Leahy. And after a three-year hiatus (1

943-45), it has since been played in 74 consecutive seasons. The series includes 22 national championships and 14 Heisman Trophy winners (including Reggie Bush).

The Notre Dame USC series slogan, which is advertised as the greatest intersectional rivalry in college football, is more truth than marketing. And for this season with the …




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