Michigan football's next night game will be against Notre Dame in 2013

Leon Halip

The Wolverines and Fighting Irish will play under the bright lights once again next season as Michigan Stadium hosts its second night game.

The Michigan Wolverines' next football night game will be against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2013, the school announced in a joint statement with ESPN and Notre Dame on Tuesday. The game, scheduled for Sept. 7, will be nationally televised by ESPN/ABC in primetime from Michigan Stadium.

This will be the second ever night game played at the Big House, after the Wolverines' 35-31 victory over the Irish in 2011. The two teams also played under the bright lights this year in South Bend, Ind., when then-No. 11 Notre Dame defeated then-No. 18 Michigan, 13-6.

Additionally, the Wolverines will be honoring 1940 Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon as a Michigan Football Legend during the event, continuing a tradition that began a few years ago. Other former athletes to receive the honor include Desmond Howard and former United States President Gerald Ford.

The release also notes that this will be the last time the Fighting Irish are scheduled to visit Michigan Stadium for the foreseeable future.

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