In the wake of Tuesday's announcement concerning the end of the Michigan-Notre Dame series in 2014, Purdue coach Danny Hope was asked about his team's series with the Irish.
"I haven't talked to anyone about the Notre Dame/Purdue series, but I would expect to continue with the series," Hope said during his weekly teleconference Tuesday. "In my mind it's a no-brainer; the schools are so close together, and it's a great rivalry game. From a travel standpoint it makes sense, and if you look at the
record the last 20 years, Notre Dame has won against Purdue more than they have lost, so I would assume, for a lot of reasons, it will be logical to continue with the rivalry and I hope itgoes in that direction."
Purdue, which first played Notre Dame in 1896 and has played the Irish every year since 1946, has not been contacted by Notre Dame about its series, Purdue associate athletic director Tom Schott said. The Irish and the Boilermakers have a contract through the 2021 season.