The Big Announcement that Northwestern fans have been waiting 12 hours for finally came on ESPN2's "Mike & Mike in the Morning." NU had tweeted on Wednesday night that a "special announcement" was forthcoming, and that news is that NU and Notre Dame will renew their college football rivalry with a home-and-home series beginning in 2014.
So that second open date on the NU schedule no longer remains a mystery.
NU will play in South Bend, Ind. on Nov. 15, 2014. Notre Dame comes to Evanston in 2018.
The two first played each other in 1889.