Friday, July 27, 2007

No ND?

After Air Force’s game at Notre Dame on Nov. 10, don't expect to see the Falcons and Fighting Irish play for at least nine years. And don't hold your breath about watching America's most storied program at the academy any time in the future.

According to Air Force sports information director Troy Garnhart, neither of Air Force’s two remaining open dates through 2016 (one in 2014 and one in 2016) match any of Notre Dame's open dates.

In addition, Garnhart said that during talks last winter about continuing the series, Notre Dame officials stated a desire to play seven to eight home games per year and schedule as many non-home games as possible at neutral sites.

Therefore, Garnhart said it’s unlikely Air Force will play Notre Dame “before the ’17-’18 range,” and that while Air Force would be interested in playing at a neutral site or at Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish “will not be coming to Falcon Stadium again.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great idea to start an AFA blog. We look forward to some interesting debates. I don't think the fact that ND is not coming back to Falcon Stadium is that big a deal. There are a lot more talented and attractive teams in the 119 team Division I A pool and Air Force is sure to attract them in the future. Variety is the spice of life and I'd welcome other big name schools from BCS automatic qualifier conferneces to Falcon Stadium