ND-Michigan finale to air in primetime

February, 20, 2014
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The final meeting between Michigan and Notre Dame has a start time.

The Fighting Irish announced Thursday that the Sept. 6 contest, their last scheduled meeting with the Wolverines, will kick off at 7:30 ET.

The Fighting Irish also announced a 7:30 start time for their Shamrock Series battle with Purdue in Indianapolis a week later.

The school had designated their last scheduled meeting with the Wolverines as a night game back in December, when it announced its schedules through 2016.

Both the Michigan and Purdue games will be broadcast by NBC, as will the Irish's other five home games, which will all have the standard 3:30 start time.

This will mark the fourth straight year that Notre Dame Stadium hosts a night game, with Michigan and USC accounting for all four occasions. The Trojans' 2011 win at Notre Dame had been the first night contest in South Bend, Ind., in 21 years. The Irish have won both of their home night games since then.

Matt Fortuna | email

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