ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Sports Network) - The University of Michigan announced Thursday it will host its first-ever primetime game on September 10, 2011 against rival Notre Dame.
"This will be an unprecedented game day atmosphere that our fans have not
experienced at Michigan Stadium," said Michigan athletic director Dave
Brandon. "It's a great opportunity to showcase our program, university and Ann
Arbor to a primetime viewing audience. This also adds a new chapter to the
storied rivalry between our two great programs."
The two programs previously played three night games, though each of those
occurred at Notre Dame Stadium.
The Wolverines have a 21-15-1 record all-time against the Fighting Irish and
are 11-7 against them at Michigan Stadium.