It's game day at the Big House

September, 10, 2011
9/10/11
7:18
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- There's a little more green on the field than usual for a Notre Dame game, and it will probably only stand out more as the sun begins to set at the Big House.

Yes, this is the first night game in Michigan Stadium history, and both teams are wearing retro uniforms for the occasion. We had already seen pictures of Notre Dame's, but the green numbers really stand out on the field, as do the kelly green polos the Fighting Irish coaches are wearing.

The lights are on as the sun begins to fade, so this could make for a rather interesting scene with the night sky, both here and on television.

The atmosphere has been great all day, as you can really tell this is an event the Maize and Blue faithful have been eager to see for quite some time. And, judging from the impressive number of Irish fans I saw around town throughout the day, the same goes for them, too.

The seats are filling up and, when the final numbers have been tallied, we'll likely be witnesses to the highest-attended college football game of all-time. Pretty cool.

Be sure to keep it here for in-game updates and analysis throughout the evening.

Matt Fortuna | email

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