ANN ARBOR - The Michigan athletic department released its nonconference football schedules for 2014, 2015 and 2016 but also announced today that the rivalry game against Notre Dame will go on a two-year hiatus beginning in 2018.
In a release, the Michigan athletic department said both schools intend to resume the rivalry in the years following.
The Wolverines will open the 2014 season Aug. 30 in Ann Arbor against Appalachian State and will play Sept. 6 at Notre Dame. Michigan will host Miami (Ohio) Sept. 13 and will host Utah on Sept. 20.
Michigan opens the 2015 season Sept. 3 at Utah, the first time Michigan will play a Thursday night game in school history. Michigan will have three straight nonconference home games: Sept. 12 against Notre Dame, Sept. 19 against Oregon State and Sept. 26 against UNLV.
Michigan has two open nonconference dates in 2016 but will play at Notre Dame Sept. 10 and host Colorado Sept. 17.