Notre Dame Breaking Ground, Busting Up Traditions

Temple v Notre DameThursday’s column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) Just when you thought you’d heard the words “Notre Dame football” and “expansion” for the last time, the Fighting Irish went and brought them up again on Wednesday.

Granted, Notre Dame meant expansion in a different way.

But potential fan concerns about the school’s construction goals still made me think about the other expansion definition we’ve become so used to, and how I still feel that the Irish dropped the football in regards to that one.

After all, the changes to the Irish’s future schedules is likely to impact fans far more than any piles of brick and mortar.

On Wednesday morning, Notre Dame unveiled a sweeping plan through which it intends to meet multiple needs for campus athletic and academic space by building a trio of new buildings that will be connected to its iconic football stadium.

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