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ND despises the Big Ten

Anti-Catholic bigots at Michigan like Fielding Yost and Fritz Crisler were able to get the then Western Conference to reject multiple ND applications for membership.

They also attempted to get their conference mates to blackball ND football.

This caused ND to compete as an independent. Knute Rockne got the idea to barnstorm all over the country by train, play Southern Cal and the big boys of the time anytime/anywhere and...

...the rest is history. Michigan and the Big Ten are the reason that ND was always a football independent (until this year).

After ND became a national power and TV/attendance draw, the Big Ten then chased after ND.
ND told them to pound sand.

ND could make $25 million as a Big Ten member but has refused multiple invitations.

(In response to this post by 133743Hokie)

Posted: 08/01/2020 at 08:40AM


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  I had no idea of this history. ** -- gtbahokie 07/31/2020 9:40PM
  I didn't either until reading an article this week ** -- 133743Hokie 07/31/2020 9:47PM
  ND despises the Big Ten -- TerryD 08/01/2020 08:40AM
  You forgot Texas and aTm. ** -- marcbvtgm 08/01/2020 4:25PM
  Look at ND's recent records -- TerryD 08/01/2020 08:43AM
  So Kelly’s win percentage at ND is 71%. -- GreenvilleVT 08/01/2020 08:54AM
  You ignore trends and recent history -- TerryD 08/01/2020 09:59AM
  Didn’t they go 4-8 just 4 years ago? -- GreenvilleVT 08/01/2020 10:26AM
  Rinse and repeat annually... 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 ** -- GlenvarHokie 07/31/2020 12:56PM
  It’s a prediction. But clearly something in it must be -- GreenvilleVT 07/31/2020 12:43PM
  But I would point out Rees and Lovecchio -- GreenvilleVT 07/31/2020 1:24PM
  So is ours ** -- No Wake 07/31/2020 10:36PM
  We weren’t discussing VT... -- ombandit 07/31/2020 11:28PM
  I won’t let historical facts interrupt my prediction. ** -- GreenvilleVT 07/31/2020 12:16PM
  Never let facts get in the way of a good story! ** -- No_Limit_Hokie 07/31/2020 1:29PM
  Sounds about right unless ... -- 83Hokie 07/31/2020 11:39AM

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