Michigan students prank Notre Dame, place UM football banner outside Notre Dame Stadium
ANN ARBOR -- Rivalry week for Michigan and Notre Dame officially started Sunday.
But now it's really underway.
A group of eight University of Michigan undergraduate students traveled to South Bend, Ind. on Tuesday night, and fired the first shot of Wolverine-Fighting Irish week -- hanging a large block "M" banner outside Notre Dame Stadium that read "Beat the Irish."
The group of students emailed a photo of the banner to various media outlets Wednesday, including MLive.com. The students, emailing under the name "GoBlueBeatTheIrish@gmail.com" have chose to remain anonymous at this time.
The Michigan Daily confirmed that the email that was sent to multiple media outlets did in fact come from University of Michigan servers.
The Big Ten Network confirmed with Notre Dame that the banner was in fact hung, and it was promptly removed during the early morning hours on Wednesday.
In addition to hanging the Michigan banner, the group also told MLive.com via email that it ran a University of Michigan flag up a flag pole on one of the Notre Dame campus quads.
And just for good measure, the group of students say they'll be in attendance Saturday (7:30 p.m., NBC) when Michigan visits Notre Dame.