From the Journal Courier:
If the Detroit Free Press is correct, Purdue's football series with Notre Dame -- a tradition since 1946 -- is in jeopardy of being interrupted.
In a story published Sunday, Notre Dame officials say they want to have Purdue, Michigan and Michigan State on a four years on, two years off rotation to enable the school to maintain a seven game home schedule, one neutral site game and four road games.
It's more likely that the real reason is $15 million or the approximate difference between a Bowl Championship Series payoff and the offerings from, say, the Gator Bowl -- the likely destination of a Notre Dame team with three or more losses.
Is it a coincidence that Michigan (3-2), Michigan State (7-3) and Purdue (4-6) have given the Irish plenty of difficulty in the past decade, along with Southern California (7-3)?
I think not, when you consider Notre Dame will continue its relationship with Navy (winless against the Irish since 1963) and Air Force, while beginning a series this season with hapless Duke.
If Notre Dame insists on this new arrangement, Purdue should decline and seek a new opponent. Louisville, anyone?