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Old rivals, old venues would be gold

Originally Published: May 22, 2009
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Once upon a time, many, many years ago, Notre Dame and Army served as the biggest attraction Yankee Stadium ever hosted, and that included your Ruths and DiMaggios, your Joe Louises and Muhammad Alis.

In 1946, when the Fighting Irish came to New York to play the two-time defending national champion Cadets, a postwar nation hungry for normalcy built the game into spectacle. Scalpers got $400 for 50-yard-line seats, and $200 for those in the end zone, in an era when the average ...

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