Recruits will miss Notre Dame rivalry 

September, 25, 2012
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The rivalry between Michigan and Notre Dame will cease to exist after the 2014 season as Notre Dame has decided to end its longstanding tradition of playing the Wolverines. It's a decision that will not only affect the current players, but recruits as well, as the game goes beyond the field.

It resonates on the recruiting trail as both programs often target similar prospects. The schools have played each other for 40 years, and the game has always been a major recruiting event for the home team.

Michigan's first-ever night game at home was against Notre Dame in the 2011 season. The atmosphere was electric and visiting recruits said after the game it was like nothing they had ever seen.
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