With Notre Dame and Army set to renew their series in Yankee Stadium, ESPN had a nice video on the history behind the series today.
The video above is great, but if you have the time, read all of Ivan Maisel’s article on just how big of a game the annual Notre Dame – Army game used to be at the height of the rivalry.
A lot of people forget how much of the Notre Dame lore came from the Army series from the 4 Horsemen to the “Win One for the Gipper” speech to all of the games played in Yankee Stadium. Maisel does a really nice job summing up the history of the series and why it went on hiatus for a while. It’s definitely worth a read before Saturday.
Update: A classic post from Blue Gray Sky has an excellent look at the ND-Army series as well.