Talk:Northwestern–Notre Dame football rivalry

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Proposal for deletion or renaming[edit]

No offense to the original creator of this page, but I think there is some confusion between a rivalry and frequently scheduled opponent. Notre Dame and Northwestern are in no ways rivals, but due to Notre Dame's independent affiliation Northwestern and Notre Dame have scheduled each other a fair amount over the decades. I would propose this page either be renamed to Northwestern-Notre Dame football series, or be deleted entirely. Otherwise, where does it end? How many rivalries can Notre Dame possibly have??? Tedmoseby (talk) 05:03, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Maybe there's a way to fold the Notre Dame rivalries/important historic opponents articles into one article. What exactly is the accepted definition of 'rivalry' in this case? It might be good to define that first, and fold the articles involving Notre Dame rivalries/significant opponents into a single article until there's a consensus on which games count as rivalries and which are merely important for historic reasons (which I'd argue Northwestern counts as given the focus it was given by Knute Rockne during his time as Notre Dame football's head coach, and the fact that it had a trophy awarded to the winner). Just an idea. Luminece (talk) 22:01, 21 September 2013 (UTC)