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Syracuse celebrates '12 combined national championships' with Notre Dame

That may be a bit misleading.

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse is playing Notre Dame this week in a meeting of one team that has been very good historically and another that hasn't been very good since the 1950s. But that didn't stop the Orange from grouping themselves with the Irish to hype this "historic" matchup.

That sounds pretty good! Twelve combined national titles! By that measure, there are some other pretty great "historic" matchups around the country this week:

  • LSU and New Mexico State have combined to spend 86 consecutive weeks in the top 25!
  • Michigan and Minnesota have a combined 254 straight games (and counting) of attracting over 100,000 fans!
  • Northwestern and Penn State combined to win two national titles in the '80s!

Maybe we should all adopt the practices of Syracuse's sports information department. There would be so many more historic games to watch.