A person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press that Notre Dame plans to accept a bid to the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.
The person told AP that Notre Dame officials have informed bowl organizers that the Fighting Irish will play in the Dec. 28 game in New York against a team from the American Athletic Conference.
The Fighting Irish (8-4) will play either Houston (8-4) or Rutgers (5-6). Rutgers must beat USF on Saturday to be bowl-eligible.
Petersen to Washington
Chris Petersen agreed to become Washington's new football coach, leaving behind an unprecedented run of success with Boise State.
Petersen met with his Boise State players Friday morning before the announcement was made.
Petersen will replace Steve Sarkisian, who went 34-29 in five seasons at Washington before leaving earlier this week to take the job at USC. Petersen was 92-12 in his eight seasons at Boise State, turning the Broncos into a national program with two Fiesta Bowl titles.
Louisville 31, Cincinnati 24 - Teddy Bridgewater gave the No. 19 Cardinals (11-1, 7-1) a fantastic farewell to its Ohio River rivalry and its latest conference.
The elusive quarterback pulled off a couple of great escapes during a fourth-quarter rally, and Louisville made its farewell to the American Athletic Conference by beating the host Bearcats (9-3, 6-2) in overtime.
"Coach tells us all the time to ride the wave," said Bridgewater, who was 23 of 37 for 255 yards with three touchdowns on a wet, raw night. "We rode it."