John Heisler | Oct. 3, 2013 | Notre Dame Football
If you're a University of Notre Dame football fan, how much football in Notre Dame Stadium would you like in one season?
Starting with the 2009 schedule, Irish athletic administrators had some decisions to make. An analysis of future schedules showed plenty of ongoing home-and-home relationships with familiar rivals Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, USC, Navy, Pittsburgh, Boston College and Stanford.
The idea, essentially, was to take games that could be played in Notre Dame Stadium and transport them to other cities. The concept became a way to both promote the University and its mission and also to play opponents that didn't fit into the home-and-home criteria.