Catholics vs. Convicts Revisited?

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Notre Dame vs. Miami, perhaps the best short lived rivalry in college football history, could be in the works to occur again but this time on a neutral field.  The teams have met 23 times but not since 1990 in South Bend.  The wait for this once great rivalry to be renewed may not be far off...

You may recall a few months back there was news of Notre Dame working on a deal to play a game at Soldier Field in 2012.  Well, it turns out that hopeful Irish opponent isn't a Big Ten team, instead its the hated Miami Hurricanes.

According to reports from the Chicago Tribune the 2012 game is a done deal but can't be announced officially until a date is decided between the teams.  There is also speculation that the teams could agree to play more than just once on a neutral field, instead setting up a possible series in the years to come.

When you think the Notre Dame vs. Miami rivalry you automatically think of the 1988 clash as a Notre Dame fan when the upstart Irish upset #1 Miami, 31-30.  As a Canes fan you likely recall the 58-7 drubbing Miami put on the Irish in 1985.

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Don't expect an announcement to come from either school too quickly but its sounding likely that the old Catholics vs. Convicts T-Shirts may need some dusting off and for that college football fans as a whole, not only Notre Dame or Miami fans should be thrilled.

Notre Dame leads the all-time series vs. Miami 15-7-1.

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  • I can't wait! Go Catholics!

  • Evidently it's never too early to begin hating on Miami...a Catholics vs. Convicts T-shirt for the 2012 game is available at*

    Nicely done.

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