Notre Dame no longer lends air of competitive relevance

By Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press Published: September 15, 2012

Michigan State no longer NEEDS Notre Dame on its schedule as it once did.

Should the Irish's new football scheduling arrangement with the Atlantic Coast Conference result in a dramatic reduction in games against MSU, it should be welcome news for the Spartans. The program's gradually gaining a higher national profile and should concentrate more on extending its nonconference scheduling reach.

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