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Published December 23, 2013
LET ME CHECK MY SCHEDULE: In South Bend, Eric Hansen writes some of the "most intriguing wrinkles" in Notre Dame's upcoming football schedules are Swarbrick's "sprinkling some Southeastern Conference teams into the formula" as soon as '17 and "adding an extra home night game every other year to the current commitment of one a year -- likely beginning" in '15. Swarbrick said that he will "likely use some Shamrock Series games to reintroduce the SEC back into ND's regular-season schedule." Notre Dame's "increasing prime time exposure on NBC bumps up by one every other year," and there will be two night games a year in South Bend in alternating seasons, "likely beginning" in '15. Swarbrick said, "In the four-year period of time, from '13 to '16, the focus of what we're talking about today, we will play in nine of the 12 largest cities in the United States. The only three we won't play in during that four year period of time, Chicago we were just in (2012) and will be in again. Miami just doesn't happen to fall in the four-year period of time, but we will visit. And that leaves only Houston as a top 12 market that this schedule doesn't get us to, so we'll be looking to get to Houston." Hansen writes playing in "unique venues, playing schools with similar academic missions and standing and playing teams with former Irish assistants heading them (UMass and Nevada) also were boxes Swarbrick wanted to check" (SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE, 12/23).