Report: Michigan and Notre Dame will renew football series in 2018

Posted at 12:11 AM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 00:18:13-04

Michigan and Notre Dame will face off on the football field once again.

Beginning in 2018, the longtime rivals will renew their rivalry, according to a report from Sports Illustrated's Ryan Krasnoo.

Michigan and Notre Dame played every year from 2002-14, and have played 42 total games against one another since 1887.

"When I played here and for many, many years it was a great rivalry," Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel told MLive in March.

"If there's opportunities in the future to bring the rivalry on the football field back, obviously I'd be open to having that conversation and discussion," he added.

The schools stopped squaring off in 2014, after Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick decided to opt out of the series in 2012.

Michigan leads the all-time series, 24-17-1.

According to Krasnoo, "Michigan is cutting the Arkansas game and taking the $2 million loss."

Brad Galli is a sports anchor and reporter at WXYZ Detroit. Follow Brad on Twitter @BradGalli