Score Strip

  1. League: NCAAF
  2. Texas A&M vs. South Carolina
    Aug 28ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    (18) TAMU
    (4) S CAR
  3. Temple vs. Vanderbilt
    Aug 28ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    TEMP
    (24) VAND
  4. Weber St. vs. Arizona St.
    Aug 28ᵗʰ 3:00 PM
    WEBR
    (20) AZ ST
  5. UCF vs. Penn St.
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 7:00 AM
    (10) UCF
    PSU
  6. Elon vs. Duke
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    ELON
    (23) DUKE
  7. UCLA vs. Virginia
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    (16) UCLA
    UVA
  8. Alabama vs. West Virginia
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    (7) ALA
    W VA
  9. Jacksonville St. vs. Michigan St.
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    JV ST
    (3) MI ST
  10. Clemson vs. Georgia
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    (8) CLEM
    GA
  11. Ohio St. vs. Navy
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 12:00 PM
    (12) OH ST
    NAVY
  12. S. Dakota St. vs. Missouri
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    SDK ST
    (5) MIZZ
  13. Louisiana Tech vs. Oklahoma
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    LT
    (6) OKLA
  14. Florida St. vs. Oklahoma St.
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    (1) FL ST
    (17) OK ST
  15. Arkansas vs. Auburn
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    ARK
    (2) AUB
  16. Wisconsin vs. LSU
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 1:00 PM
    (22) WIS
    (14) LSU
  17. South Dakota vs. Oregon
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 3:00 PM
    S DAK
    (9) ORE
  18. Fresno St. vs. USC
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 3:00 PM
    FRES
    (19) USC
  19. UC Davis vs. Stanford
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 3:00 PM
    UCD
    (11) STAN
  20. Rice vs. Notre Dame
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 3:30 PM
    RICE
    (21) ND
  21. Washington vs. Hawaii
    Aug 30ᵗʰ 8:00 PM
    (25) WASH
    HAW
  22. SMU vs. Baylor
    Aug 31ˢᵗ 1:00 PM
    SMU
    (13) BAYL
  23. Miami (FL) vs. Louisville
    Sep 1ˢᵗ 8:00 PM
    MIA F
    (15) LOU
  24. View All

Dr. Saturday

Notre Dame looking into possibly adding to its iconic stadium

Frank Schwab
Dr. Saturday

View photo

.

(ND.edu)

Institutions that are entrusted with some of the oldest and most famous venues in sports face a problem.

When stadiums like Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and Lambeau Field were built, luxury suites and corporate areas weren't a consideration. So teams wrestle with the problem of renovating to add revenue generators like luxury suites without losing the history or charm of the stadium. The Packers did fairly well with the Lambeau Field expansion over the years, as did the Red Sox with Fenway. The Cubs seem intent on screwing up modernizing Wrigley Field, which makes sense since it's the Cubs.

Notre Dame is exploring ideas to add to its famous stadium, and in the announcement of the plans its easy to see some of the conflicts the school is wrestling with.

Notre Dame's plan, which is still very preliminary, seems to be centered around building around the stadium rather than change the inside of the stadium. The Associated Press story said the first step is to explore the possibility of adding "more than 3,000 seats in new buildings that would rise up over the sides of the stadium." This will have to be done in a way that doesn't cheapen Notre Dame Stadium, built in 1930, mind you.

In the conceptual sketch there are also two scoreboards or video boards on the west side of the stadium, but athletic director Jack Swarbrick told the AP no decision has been made on video boards. And the scoreboards would be off to the side as to not block the view of "Touchdown Jesus" in the background. Again, all renovations have to be done with history and tradition in mind. The backlash will be tremendous if Notre Dame Stadium's look changes too much.

[Also: Mack Brown hands out rings for 9-4 Alamo Bowl season at Texas]

The main goal of Notre Dame, aside from adding the 3,000 revenue-producing seats, is to turn the stadium into a central area for the students and community. Right now the stadium is used less than 10 times a year. Notre Dame is hoping to make the stadium a more central part of the school itself.

"Inspired by the University's campus master plan, we will study the possibility of accomplishing multiple objectives - namely, preserve the campus' pedestrian character by taking advantage of a central location for needed facilities, retain the integrity of a legendary stadium, improve the visual attractiveness of the exterior stadium wall, and enhance the game-day experience for our football fans," Rev. John I. Jenkins, the university's president, said in a statement.

There's one part that many fans will be more interested in than anything else: retain the integrity of a legendary stadium.

- - -
Want to join the conversation? Hit us up on Twitter @YahooDrSaturday and be sure to "Like" Dr. Saturday on Facebook for football conversations and stuff you won't see on the blog.

NFL video from Yahoo! Sports:

Other popular content on Yahoo! Sports:
Heavy favorite Penguins stunned by Islanders
Female jockey looks to make Kentucky Derby history
An inside look at Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s mindset as he preps for Robert Guerrero
Broncos' Von Miller wants to be a chicken tycoon

View Comments