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Stadium and Main: Notre Dame game linkfest

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Notre Dame game linkfest

General info:

#11 / #13 Michigan (2-0, 0-0 Big Ten) @ #2 / #3 Notre Dame (2-0)
Game Time: 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Weather forecast - Approaching 80 degrees, Sunny
Television Coverage: Nationwide on NBC. HD broadcast in 1080i on NBC HD.
Local Ann Arbor Area Radio Coverage: WOMC-FM (104.3), CKLW-AM (800), WTKA-AM (1050)
Satellite Radio Coverage: Sirius Satellite Radio – Channels 143 (Michigan announcers) and 155 (ND announcers)
Other Radio Affiliates: Click here
Line: The line started out at Notre Dame by 8, moved to ND by 5.5, and is currently (Thursday afternoon) at ND by 6 or 6.5 (depending on the book). There has been quite a bit of movement “towards” Michigan. Also note that many bet-tracker sites show that most people betting on the game are taking Notre Dame. This means that the “average Joe” is putting a few bucks on Notre Dame, but the big-money “experts” are putting lots of money on Michigan, causing the line to shift towards Michigan. This was especially true on Wednesday, when the line went to ND by 5.5. Of course, this means absolutely nothing, but I found it interesting.

Related stuff:

On Friday, ESPN Classic will show some Michigan victories (for once) – 1991 Michigan vs. ND, 10:00 a.m. Eastern (one hour, condensed highlights); 1999 Michigan vs. ND, 5:00 p.m. Eastern (two hours, condensed game)

ESPN.com: Wolverines look to make a statement against the Irish

MGoBlue.com: ”Game Notes,” including Depth Chart (PDF)

Detroit News: Handling the hard road (Great read on Leon Hall)

Detroit News: Ugly streaks (re: Road openers and Notre Dame)

Detroit News: Hart wants to dominate the Irish

Detroit News: Irish game is larger than life

Detroit Free Press: U-M doesn’t downplay Irish

Detroit Free Press: Teammates pick up blitz of criticism for QB Henne

Detroit Free Press: Punter to kick it, stick it to Irish (Ross Ryan article)

Detroit Free Press: U-M center Bihl plans to trade pads for overalls

Chicago Tribune: Leaner? Fitter? Of course (Michigan’s off-season training)

Rivals.com ND Message Board

Scout.com ND Message Board

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