Michigan to host App. State, take two-year hiatus from ND

The Michigan football team announced Wednesday updates to the non-conference schedules for the 2014-16 seasons and the future schedule with Notre Dame. The highlights: Appalachian State, which upset Michigan in the 2007 season opener, will return to Michigan Stadium for the 2014 opener and Michigan will play its first Thursday night game, at Utah in the 2015 opener.

[MGoBlue.com: Michigan announces 2014-16 non-conference football games]

The biggest news of all, though, relates to the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry. The two powerhouse programs will take a two-year hiatus, from 2018-19. Both schools intend to resume the rivalry in the years following.

Following are the current non-conference football schedules for the 2014-16 seasons:

2014
Aug. 30 Appalachian State
Sept. 6 at Notre Dame
Sept. 13 Miami (Ohio)
Sept. 20 Utah
2015
Sept. 3 at Utah
Sept. 12 Notre Dame
Sept. 19 Oregon State
Sept. 26 UNLV
2016
Sept. 3 TBA
Sept. 10 at Notre Dame
Sept. 17 Colorado
Sept. 24 TBA

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Paul Grattarola on 6/27/2012 @ 7:53pm EDT Said:

Another loss coming @ the hands of App State! Ha, ha,ha!