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Old 09-19-2010, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Mequon
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Question So when did Notre Dame become a Chicago Team?

So when did ND become a Chicago school and sports team? I mean it's in another state and 2 hours outside of downtown? When I listen to the Score 670am they are always giving ND updates and always interviewing ND players and coaches. Likewise ESPN Chicago and other Chicago news websites all list in their list of Chicago Teams as ND being one of them?

So does most of Chicago cheer for the Irish and is that one reason why IL athletics doesn't do real well? do kids in Chicago dream of going to ND for school and football and basketball? WBBM also gives up ND updates as well as local news stations.

I take it ND has a lot of kids that go there as well but so does MU(Marquette University). A lot of us in Milwaukee call MU Lake Forest College due to the high amount of Chicago people that go there.

Does Chicago have some ND prep schools? I know of one. Since when and how did this start? this Chicago-ND partnership.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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I think it's because so many ND alums live in Chicago. I certainly know a lot of them!
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:58 AM
 
Location: St. Augustine
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Notre Dame has been popular with Chicago people I've known as long as I can remember which is going back almost 60 years. Many Irish Catholics seemed to take a special interest in the team. Perhaps it's a Catholic thing.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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Every once in awhile Ill run into a ND fan out here in the 'burbs, but there is far more support for places like U of I, NIU, etc. I also see far more support for Michigan and Ohio and Penn St. than I do anything ND, thank goodness.
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I would venture to say it is because the Chicago area has the most amount of Catholics in the midwest.
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Notre Dame football has always been a de facto Chicago team. Basketball... not quite as much, but then they don't have quite the same legacy.
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:19 PM
 
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My memory is half as long as IrishTom's, but I concur. Notre Dame has always been highly coveted, covered and celebrated (media wise at least) within Chicago as longs I remember. Probably has a lot to do with being Catholic, Irish (maybe), a historical program (definitely), relatively close, the fact that there's no Div.1 team within Chicago proper, alumni (I know a bunch), and ND football does heavily recruit Chicagoland. My guess anyhoo.
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:54 PM
 
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No D-1 team? what's Northwestern chopped liver? ND isn't in Chicago proper either...2 hours away.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:27 PM
 
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No D-1 team? what's Northwestern chopped liver? ND isn't in Chicago proper either...2 hours away.
Yes, just about. I have seen more boisterous crowds at the University of Chicago and NIU than at NU. At least this year, they did NOT schedule a lot of their home games before their students came back for the first semester.
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:08 PM
 
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Notre Dame is the 'Boston College' of the Chicago Metro area ..Unless you're a BC alum . And, BTW,I Think U of C has an all time winning record against Notre Dame ..
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