We added Duke as a home game for 2007. Scoop is here, here, and here. (Oh, and see those articles for news on the previously noted Gator & Sun bowl arrangements, which are official as of today.) Here's the dirt on Duke, and how our 2007 schedule shapes up:
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• Game: November 17, 2007
• Where: Notre Dame Stadium
• Series: 2-1, Notre Dame
• Last Game: ND over Duke, 64-0, at ND in 1966
• Duke in 2004: 2-9
• Duke's record since 1999: 11-57-0 (.161)
• Duke hoops since 1999: 189-28 (.870)
Frankly, I'm not super-pumped to be playing the Blue Devils as a 12th game. They're terrible. Army (the previously rumored 12th game), though also a patsy, at least has some history with us. Playing Duke in football is about as exciting as doing your taxes.
2007, by the way, is the magic "third year", for what that's worth.