The first mention of the quasi-historic wrinkle to Notre Dame football’s annual Blue-Gold Game isn’t unveiled until the third paragraph of the press release, but it’s worth the wait.
For the first time in the 83-year history of ND’s intrasquad spring-practice capper, the game will be televised nationally. The Versus network will telecast the game live on April 16, beginning at 2 p.m. EDT.
Additionally, Versus will rebroadcast three Irish classics on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. -- the 1992 Penn State game, since dubbed "The Snow Bowl" (5 p.m. EDT); the "Bush Push" game vs. USC in 2005 (7 p.m. EDT); and the No. 1-vs.-No. 2 matchup against Florida State in 1993 (9 p.m. EDT).
Throughout the three-game celebration, hosted by Liam McHugh, the network will conduct in-depth interviews with current Irish head coach Brian Kelly as well as Notre Dame legends, such as ex-NFL superstar Jerome Bettis.