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Irish Open Dual Meet Schedule At Oakland, Michigan State This Weekend
Colin Babcock registered third place finishes in the 100 breast and 200 IM against Oakland last season
 
Colin Babcock registered third place finishes in the 100 breast and 200 IM against Oakland last season

Oct. 25, 2012

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame men's swimming and diving team will begin the dual meet portion of its 2012-13 schedule this weekend, traveling to Oakland University for a 6 p.m. swim Friday before heading to Michigan State University for a 12 p.m. start Saturday.

"Both teams are very competitive, and are typically tougher at home than they are away," Notre Dame head coach Tim Welsh says. "Swimming both at their place is a big challenge for us, and we're looking forward to it."

Friday's contest will be the second time the Fighting Irish compete against Oakland this season. The Grizzlies finished in second place behind Notre Dame at the season-opening Dennis Stark Relays Oct. 12 at the Rolfs Aquatic Center.

"(Coach) Pete Hovland has done a wonderful job at Oakland year after year," Welsh says. "It's always been a good meet athletically, there's been very good sportsmanship and it's highly competitive."

Notre Dame holds a 12-6 dual meet record (9-3 under Welsh) against Oakland, last defeating the Grizzlies 194-100 Oct. 15, 2011 at the Rolfs Aquatic Center.

The Fighting Irish downed Michigan State 174-121 at home last season (Jan. 21) when the teams last met in a dual matchup.

"Michigan State's home pool is an older facility, and we have to adjust to that," Welsh says. "They race very well in their own pool, as most teams do, and being the second day on the road, we think that it will be a challenging meet."

Notre Dame is 6-4 all-time against the Spartans (all under Welsh), winning five of the last seven meetings between the teams.

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Event Calendar

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September 30
1:00 PM
Michigan State/Iowa
East Lansing, Mich. (McCaffree Pool)
October 7
5:00 PM
Dennis Stark Relays
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 8
11:00 AM
Oakland
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 21
4:00 PM
Georgia Tech/ Emory
Atlanta, GA. (Herb McAuley Aquatic Center)
October 22
11:00 AM
Georgia Tech/Emory
Atlanta, GA. (Herb McAuley Aquatic Center)
November 4
5:00 PM
Pittsburgh/Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh, PA. (Trees Pool)
November 5
11:00 AM
Pittsburgh/Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh, PA. (Trees Pool)
November 17
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
November 18
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
November 19
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
January 12
5:00 PM
Iowa/Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 13
11:00 AM
Iowa/Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 14
1:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, IL
January 20
3:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, KY
January 21
1:00 PM
IUPUI
Indianapolis, IN
January 27
5:00 PM
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 28
10:00 AM
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
February 4
1:00 PM
Ball State
Muncie, IN
February 11
All Day
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
February 12
All Day
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
February 22
All Day
ACC Championship
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
February 23
All Day
ACC Championship
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
February 24
All Day
ACC Championship
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
February 25
All Day
ACC Championship
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
March 22
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 23
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 24
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 25
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 26
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 27
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 28
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN

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