Wolverines, Irish to play at night again

The first night game in the history of Michigan Stadium was a rousing success last year, as a record crowd watched a thrilling game between the Wolverines and Notre Dame.

So why not keep working on the night moves? (Did I really just quote Bob Seger?)

Notre Dame announced Thursday that this season's Sept. 22 game versus Michigan at South Bend will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET, and will be televised by NBC. It will be the first night game for Michigan at Notre Dame since 1990. The Irish hosted their first night game at Notre Dame Stadium in 22 years last season against USC.

Three of the eight primetime games in the history of Notre Dame Stadium have come against Michigan, which also played at night in South Bend in 1988 and 1982.

It should be a great atmosphere. Let's hope the game is as fun as last year's.

Notre Dame announced kickoff times for all of its home games, including the Sept. 8 contest against Purdue. That one will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET.