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Here are some Notre Dame related tidbits from Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal
According to poll results published in the December 2012 issue of Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal, Notre Dame ranked No. 1 on a list of schools that fans root against the most in college football. Notre Dame received 19% of the vote and Ohio State was second with 13%.
This is actually a pretty good sign because I bet if you took these surveys from 2007-11, ND wouldn't have ranked this high because it wasn't good enough to be disliked.
Additionally, Notre Dame ranked in a three-way tie for ninth among schools fans root against in college basketball. The Irish were tied at 2 % of the vote with Memphis and Michigan State. Duke was first with 30% and Kentucky was second with 17 %. Notre Dame was the only school to appear on both the football and basketball lists.
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So the schools that do things right, educate and graduate student athletes, are the most despised? Does this say anyone about values in this MTV/ESPN culture we live in?
Let's hope we can get that "root against" percentage into the 20's this year. One more good run to the NC should do it.
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Great post Lou, no surprise on the ND front. As a Duke ball fan I am not surprised there either.
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love it let um hate! there jelous simple as that
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Grrr...NC bball fan here.
Who would know more about "rooting" than Ham?
That would be my guess. There generally is no indifference with Notre Dame. People either will root for them ... or tune in to root for the team it is playing.
I look at this as a badge of honor.
And that is why ND is relevant to the media, Bowl people and TV people.
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