Seven-year pact signals stay as solo act
Notre Dame gave the strongest indication yet that it will retain its independence in football -- for at least another seven seasons.
The Fighting Irish and NBC Sports announced Thursday that they would extend their partnership of broadcasting at least six Notre Dame home games each year from 2006 through 2010.
The extension marks the fourth time NBC has extended its deal since its first five-year agreement with the university was signed in 1991. Terms of the new extension were ...
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